Dan Healy serves as a veteran Training Officer at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He is currently assigned to Hollenbeck Patrol Division, having recently returned to a patrol training function. Professor Healy's responsibilities include training Probationary Police Officers and performing all duties associated with patrol including; investigation and documentation of crimes, response to calls for service, interaction with a diverse community, apprehension of criminals, and court procedures.
Prior to his return to patrol, Healy was assigned to Emergency Operations Division (EOD) and Incident Management Support Division (IMSD), Training and Exercise Coordination Unit (TECU). There, he was responsible for the Department-wide training for response to critical incidents. He trained all ranks in the federally mandated Incident Command System (ICS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance. The training and exercises are designed to improve the management of large scale pre-planned and unplanned events, such as the Academy Awards, May Day, Lakers' Parade and the Michael Jackson Memorial. In addition to training and planning, Healy served as TECU staff assistant in the planning and staffing of these large-scale incidents.
Professor Healy's previous assignment within the LAPD was in the Training Evaluation and Management II (TEAMS II) Development Bureau. TEAMS II was created in response to the LAPD's entry into the federal consent decree. The system is designed to document, store and analyze risk management factors. The system evaluates uses of force, complaints, pursuits, lawsuits, stops and other data. The system evaluates peer-groups of officers to determine if officers are outside of their peer group's mean. While assigned to this unit, he trained LAPD Supervisors and Command Staff in the use of the system and also headed a team of officers tasked with development, testing, and implementation, of an improved use of force documentation system.
Healy hold a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, as well as a Master of Science in criminal justice with an emphasis in Homeland Security (MSCJ). He is FEMA certified to instruct Intermediate Incident Command (ICS-300) and Advanced Incident Command (ICS-400) and has attended and facilitated Unified Command training. This training involved law enforcement, fire department, department of water and power, American Red Cross and other non-traditional responders. Healy is also an LAPD and California POST certified police academy instructor.