Oxnard Police Commander Eduardo M. Miranda has been accepted to participate in the Leadership in Crises Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA.
Miranda arrived in Cambridge for an advanced 40-hour training program, which will run through Friday. The curriculum and training will be taught by world renowned faculty and international government experts and includes the following topics: frameworks for crisis decision making, risk management, crisis emergencies, political and operational interface, inter-jurisdictional capacity, decentralized multi-organizational response, building capacity and best practices for integrating the private sector.
The Leadership in Crises (LIC) Program examines the skills leaders can build for working decisively in the highly concentrated time-frame of an emergency, while maintaining a focus on managing and motivating a team. The program looks at the skills necessary to communicate effectively with team members and the public, and how leaders can adapt techniques and strategies to fit the needs of a variety of extraordinary circumstances.
Miranda joined the Oxnard Police Department in 2000 as a police officer in our field services bureau. He has developed a strong foundation serving in a number of assignments with Oxnard Police, including Beat Coordinator, Senior Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. He has received various honors including Officer of the Year (2006) and a President’s Award for Community Service (2009) from El Concilio del Condado de Ventura County.
In 2012, Miranda was promoted to Commander, and currently serves as a Patrol and District Commander overseeing District 3 (West Village, Rosepark, La Colonia, Lemonwood, Diamond Bar and Cal-Gisler neighborhoods) as well as District 4 (South Oxnard), and oversees a number of collateral assignments.
Miranda is a graduate of Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard. He also graduated from UC Santa Barbara, and holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Doctor of Planning and Development Studies, both from the University of Southern California (USC).