Workplace violence will be the program topic at the next Human Resources Association of the Central Coast professional development meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

Ian Parkinson, sheriff of San Luis Obispo County, will present “Workplace Violence from a Law Enforcement Perspective and Reasonable Suspicion.”

Parkinson's career in law enforcement in San Luis Obispo County began when he joined the Morro Bay Police Department in 1984.

In 1988, he transferred to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, where he rose to the rank of captain as second in command and was twice presented with the department's Distinguished Service Award.

He was first sworn in as county sheriff in January 2011 and for a second four-year term in January 2015.

Since 2001, he has been an associate faculty member at Hancock College, teaching traffic accident investigation techniques. He currently teaches leadership development for active-duty police officers.

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The meeting is open to members and guests from throughout northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, but those planning to attend must register before noon Friday, March 10.

To sign up, visit www.hrcentralcoast.org.

For more information, contact Sara Kennedy at 591-6531 or sara.kennedy@scientificdrilling.com.

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