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Chief Alex Diaz

A graduate of the California Baptist University, Chief Alex Diaz became a Probation Officer with the San Diego County Probation Department in 1997, before being hired as a Police Officer by the San Diego Police Department in 2000; he has been with the Banning Police Department since 2005. 

As an Officer, Detective, and Sergeant, he has held various assignments within the agency including Patrol, K.O. Gangs in Schools Detective, Detective Bureau Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Public Information Officer, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Citizen Volunteer Program Coordinator, Reserve Police Officer Program Coordinator, Field Training Officer Program Coordinator, and Youth Accountability Team Member.

Chief Diaz holds a Bachelorís Degree from California Baptist University in Criminal Justice, Leadership and Administration.

He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (Session 291) and holds an advanced POST certificate.

Furthermore, Chief Diaz is involved in several areas outside the operations of the police department. He is a member of the San Gorgonio Pass Knights of the Round Table and is a director and coordinator of the Banning Police Activities League.


Captain Phil Holder

In 1989, Captain Phil Holder began his career in law enforcement at the Rio Hondo Police Academy in Whittier, CA.  As an officer, he has served in many different assignments including Patrol, Gang Suppression, D.A.R.E/G.R.E.A.T, Bike Patrol, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Community Enhancement Team (CET), and the Detective Bureau. 

In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  As a Sergeant, his assignments included Patrol, Training, Internal Affairs, and the Special Enforcement Team. His collateral duties included Dispatch Supervisor and Coordinator for the Field Training and Reserve Officer Programs.

In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  As a Lieutenant, his assignments included Administrative Services, Records, Information Technology, Dispatch, Evidence, Investigations, Training, Patrol, Code Enforcement, and Commander of the departmentís Emergency Tactical Unit. 

In 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.  Presently, he is in the second-in-command position for the department where he oversees the Administrative, Operational, and Investigation Divisions.

Captain Holder holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Bachelors Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, and an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Crafton Hills College.    

Cpt. Holder is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute (Class 138), P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 46), and the FBI National Academy (Session 250).  

Furthermore, Captain Holder holds several positions in organizations outside of the police department.  He is the 2016 Chair of the CPOA CopsWest Trade Show Committee, a current Trustee and Past Chair of the CPOA Legal Services Program, a member of the CPOA Region VI Board, and is a member (Past Chair) of the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) for Western Riverside County.  





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