Lieutenant Dean Hardin
Lieutenant Dean Hardin’s law enforcement career includes over 17 years as a police officer with the City of Rialto and four years active military service with the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Infantry. Lieutenant Hardin is a Gulf War Veteran and a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class #227. Lieutenant Hardin holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Lieutenant Hardin is an adjunct instructor for Everest College, teaching subjects such as: Criminal Evidence, Policing in America, Criminology, and Terrorism.
Lieutenant Hardin has held a variety of assignments, to include: Patrol Officer, Gang and Narcotics Investigator, Detective, and Internal Affairs. As the Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT) Supervisor, he coordinated the City’s first two gang injunctions. Lieutenant Hardin is a court recognized gangs and narcotics expert and is a member of the California Narcotics Officer Association and the California Gang Investigator’s Association.