CAPTAIN (RET) DAN WILLIS
Captain (ret) Dan Willis served for nearly 30 years for the La Mesa (CA) Police Department as a crimes of violence – child molest-sexual assault-homicide detective, SWAT Commander, Wellness Unit Coordinator, and retired as a captain in 2014. He was Officer of the Year twice and nominated for Detective of the Year in California.
He is a graduate of San Diego State University in Criminal Justice as well as the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he studied emotional survival.
Capt. Willis is the author of the award-winning emotional survival and wellness guidebook, Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart (19th annual M.S. Books for a Better Life award in New York City, and the Al Cole People of Distinction Humanitarian Award). The book is now required reading at the FBI National Academy.
Captain Willis travels North America providing training to first responders on Trauma, PTSD, and the Process of Healing, having giving over 230 presentations in 30 states and in Canada. He has 5 step-children and lives in San Diego.