Faculty

San Bernardino Valley College Police Academy Staff

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Paul Dennis,  Academy Director

Paul Dennis served all 26.5 years of his law enforcement career with the City of Azusa Police Department.  He retired in August of 2018 at the rank of captain.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Organizational Management both from Azusa Pacific University.

Originally from England, Paul grew up in the San Gabriel Valley.  It was his athletic career that introduced him to Azusa Pacific in 1986.  Paul’s high school basketball coach brought Paul to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event held at Azusa Pacific University.  There Paul met several Olympic Athletes and knew immediately that A.P.U. was somewhere he wanted to pursue his education.

Paul earned a Track & Field scholarship to attend A.P.U.  While at A.P.U., Paul was a member of four national championship Track & Field Teams.  Additionally, he was a six time All-American and competed at the World University Games for his native country of England both in 1989 (Duisburg, Germany) and 1991 (Sheffield, England). Paul credits much of his life’s successes to the exceptional foundation he received as a student athlete while attending Azusa Pacific University.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Paul accepted a position with the Azusa Police Department as a member of their non-sworn professional staff.  Paul served as a jailer and was responsible for the booking, processing and overall welfare of arrestees housed in the city jail.  Paul spent one year as a jailer before applying for the position of police officer.

Paul became a sworn police officer in February of 1994.  As an officer he worked a variety of assignments which included; Patrol, S.W.A.T. Team Member and Field Training Officer.  Paul earned his first promotion to the rank of corporal in 1999.  As a corporal he spent time as a detective investigating a variety of complex cases.  In 2003, Paul earned his next promotion to the rank of sergeant where he served as a Patrol Watch Commander and one of the S.W.A.T. Team Leaders.

In 2005, Paul was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  Paul’s responsibilities as a lieutenant were largely administrative in nature.  He was responsible for ensuring that the men and women of the police department not only had the tools, training and resources to effectively and safely perform their duties, but he also ensured that the goals and objectives of the police department met the needs of the citizens of Azusa and the community as a whole. 

As a lieutenant, Paul served as the Sector Area Commander for the eastern portion of the city.  As the Sector Area Commander, Paul was the primary law enforcement point of contact for the residents and businesses of that segment of the community.

In 2017, Paul was promoted to the rank of captain.  He has served as the Operations Division Captain overseeing the Patrol Division, Detective Division, Traffic Division and all things operational within the Police Department.  In the final year leading up to his retirement, Paul served as the Administrative Captain overseeing the Communications Division, Records Division, Property & Evidence Division as well managing the budget and all facets of recruitment and hiring.

Paul truly enjoys mentoring and developing others.  He has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Citrus Community College for 13 years.  He teaches courses in Preliminary Investigations and Introduction to Criminal Justice.  Paul also formerly served as a Physical Training Instructor, a Recruit Training Officer and a Criminal Investigations Instructor at Rio Hondo Police Academy. 

In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.  He is an avid basketball fan and enjoys watching and playing the game.

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Kenneth Green, Academy Coordinator

October 2015, Kenneth Green was hired as Backup Coordinator for the San Bernardino Valley College Extended Basic Academy.  Green has served as an instructor and scenario evaluator since 2006 at San Bernardino Valley College. 

Prior to his duties as Coordinator, Green served as a Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County from 1991 until his retirement as a Detective in 2013.  He has worked Corrections, Patrol, Advanced Officer Training, and conducted specialized investigations involving Hi Tech Crime.

Green is a graduate of California Baptist University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and Network Engineering.  He also has his Associates Degree from Los Angeles Harbor College in Electronics.  He is also an adjunct instructor and teaches Criminal Justice classes at San Bernardino Valley College.

Green grew up in Compton, California and enjoys music, movies and technology.

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Horace Boatwright, Senior Tactical Officer

Captain Horace Boatwright is a 28-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and is currently serving as the Commander of the Employee Resources Division.  He previously served as the Commander of the Fontana Patrol Station.  He also served as the Executive Officer of the Fontana Station and a Lieutenant of the West Valley Detention Center.

He began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in 1990, after graduating from the Sheriff’s 101st Academy Class.  He worked various assignments, including two of the four county jails, Rancho Cucamonga Station, Public Affairs Division, Central Station, and Employee Resources Division.

He grew up in the small town of Bennettsville, South Carolina and is the oldest of five siblings.  In 1982, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served eight years.  He separated from service in 1990 with an Honorable Discharge.  He is married and has a son and daughter and is very involved in the local community.

He is a graduate of Union Institute & University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate of Touro University with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the IEEP Regional Leadership Academy. 

Horace hobbies and interests include instructing karate to underprivileged youths, golfing and deep sea fishing.

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Gus Asboth, Tactical Officer

Gusztav Asboth is a tactical officer and instructor here at San Bernardino Valley College.  He has been educating, training, and mentoring students for the past six years.  He is a United States Veteran and has served his country and community for the past 28 years.  He joined the Marnie Corps in 1990.  While in the Marine Corps, he meritoriously promoted twice.  Served in Marine Security Forces, CNNLANT, NATO, served with second Battalion 7th Marines 1st Marine Division out of 29 Palms and finished his career with the Provost Marshalls Office as a Sergeant.  He received an honorable discharged in 1996.

Soon after discharge, he joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, served the community for 22 years, and retired in 2018.  He worked West Valley Detention and Glen Helen Rehabilitation center.  Started out on patrol with Highland Station, working patrol, traffic and MET.  Then he transferred to Twin Peaks station and to Central Court Services.  He was a Field Training Officer, MAIT and ReCON certified and hold numerous certifications and for specialized investigations.  He had the privilege to work special events and specialized details throughout his career.

He grew up in Alleghany County, Virginia and is the oldest of three siblings.  He graduated high school, attended two years of community college, worked two jobs, lived, and worked on a cattle farm.

His hobbies are shooting, restoring and collecting firearms.