A southern California native, Mark’s desire to serve the community began at a young age. His uncle, Rialto Police Sergeant Gary Wolfley, left an indelible impression even though he was killed in the line of duty in March of 1986. Mark stepped closer to his dream of being a police officer as an explorer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). In 2001, he was hired as a Police Cadet with the Fontana Police Department and in June 2002 he followed in his uncle’s footsteps after graduating the 147th Basic Academy at SBCSD. He served the community of Fontana for ten years with assignments to patrol, traffic, field training officer, major accident investigation team investigator and driving under the influence (DUI) instructor. In his role as a DUI instructor, he found another passion, teaching and training. In that role he taught law enforcement officers from throughout the central and southern California regions.
In August 2013, Mark medically retired from injuries sustained in an on-duty collision. He followed his passion for teaching and training back to where his law enforcement career began, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. As a training specialist assigned to the Training Division, he has worked in and/or assisted the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), Advanced Officer Training (AOT) unit, the Range and the Basic Academy. During his time in the division, he has also been assigned to assist at the Technical Services Division, Dispatch and Administrative Support Unit. He has served in many roles including driving instructor, Force Options Simulator Instructor Train-the-Trainer lead instructor and various other instructor assignments. He has also coordinated an agency-wide policy review, written executive summaries on several projects including a major emergency management exercise and computer-based training capabilities. In addition to his training assignment, Mark is the co-chair of the Department Diversity Committee.
Mark obtained a Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Advanced Certificate while serving a police officer. He possesses a Project Management Certificate from UCLA. He has completed the POST Academy Instructor Certification Course and the Instructor Development Course (IDI) Level II and is currently working toward a Master Instructor certification. Mark has been called on as a subject matter expert to POST for their force options simulator training and quality assessment programs. He has developed curriculum and content for a variety of POST-certified courses including cultural diversity, firearms, traffic management and dispatch courses. Mark’s passion and focus is student-centered learning and finding ways to actively engage students through curriculum development.
Mark looks forward to serving and providing his expertise to others in his role with Kim Turner, LLC.
Mark Durmisevich, Content and Curriculum Developer Kim Turner, LLC
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