Paul has over 40 years of law enforcement experience. He worked as a full time Police Officer for the City of Modesto, California, where he was elected President of the POA by his peers. During this time, Paul gained valuable knowledge and understanding of the needs and challenges of his fellow officers. He also formed the foundation upon which a docile POA evolved into a highly active and well respected police officers’ association.
Due to his demonstrated leadership skills, Paul was recruited by a labor union to work as a business agent, specializing in representation of law enforcement personnel. After Paul was promoted to Assistant Director of Public Employees for the Union, he decided he could best serve police officers by joining the professional offices of Goyette & Associates, Inc.
Over the past twenty years, Paul has represented over one thousand police officers in hundreds of IA’s. Furthermore, he has successfully negotiated almost a hundred contracts, including complex issues such as 3% @ 50 retirement, retiree health care, compressed work schedules (ie: 4-10, 3-12 or 4-11) , agency shop, binding arbitration, and 4 hour AM/PM court pay. Paul also teaches a popular Basic Academy POST certified, 8 hour course entitled, “Career Survival”. Paul developed this course to educate academy students on the why and how, to make it through IA’s, discipline, or critical incidents, such as officer involved shootings, which these new officers may encounter throughout their law enforcement careers.
Don’t be surprised if you find Paul in uniform. He still works the streets as a Designated Level I Reserve Deputy for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office.
B.A. in Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento.