Bret Bandick has a unique, multi-disciplinary background spanning over twenty-five years in law enforcement, fire service, corporate security, and public safety.
Mr. Bandick is currently the District Security Manager for Palomar Health, the largest healthcare district in the State of California. The District is comprised of three major hospital campuses and multiple satellite buildings. Prior to this, he worked for the UCSD Health System as the Security Training Manager.
Additionally, Mr. Bandick is a Part-time Administration of Justice Instructor at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.
Mr. Bandick served fifteen years with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy and sergeant. He was assigned to several of the counties maximum security detentions facilities over the years.
Additionally, as a sergeant, he served five years as the Detentions Training Unit Director running the Detention and Court Services academies, and the In-Service training program for the Detentions Bureau. The training division is located at Miramar College as part of the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute.
After retiring from active duty; Mr. Bandick again served the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for another eleven years, as a supervising volunteer member of the Search and Rescue Unit. Mr. Bandick’s volunteer public safety service includes, six years of service as a volunteer & reserve firefighter/EMT.
During his time in public safety service, both law enforcement and the fire, Mr. Bandick worked extensively providing security assessments; and as an emergency preparedness and fire training instructor.
Mr. Bandick also served as a national training instructor and consultant for the ALiCE Training Institute for five years. During this time, he had the opportunity to train hundreds of individuals working in law enforcement, business, education, and healthcare, in active shooter incident survival skills and performing security assessments. In addition to Active Shooter training, Additionally, he has taught numerous Workplace Violence Prevention classes throughout his long career as a safety and security professional .
Mr. Bandick’s public service also includes membership in the San Diego Chapter of the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security as the Board Vice-chair. Mr. Bandick holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Social and Criminal Justice.