The Thomas & Means Law Firm

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        Law Enforcement Seminars, Publications & Professional Services

Hi, I’m Brian Fitch, Ph.D., Training Director for Thomas & Means.  I work very closely with Attorney Randy Means and with Greg Seidel, Executive Director of Policy and Training.  I am a 32 year law enforcement officer and an Operations Lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where I've worked in patrol, felony investigation, detention, training and court-ordered standards compliance.  My master's degree is in communication studies; my doctorate is in organizational development.  I teach in the psychology department of a California state university and at a Los Angeles law school and I am a California POST certified master instructor.  I have provided a great deal of law enforcement training throughout California as well as the rest of the United States and Canada, and for foreign governments abroad. This as context, I tell you now that my proudest training involvement is with Thomas & Means, where I've been working and teaching for more than fifteen years. Our work includes:

  • On-site, local in-house training on a contractual basis.
  • On-site, local multi-agency training on a co-host, tuition basis (free seats but no cost to co-host).
  • National tuition seminars in fun places like Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, and San Antonio.
  • Speaking and training at conferences of professional associations.
  • Computer-based training on: Federal Constitutional Law; Supervision, Management and Leadership, and; Human Relations and Interpersonal Communication Skills.

We can tailor-make training to suit your wants and needs and to serve all levels of your organization. Courses include:

  • Command Staff Training
  • Advanced Supervision Training
  • New Supervisor Training
  • Line Officer Training
  • Basic Training Academy Legal Training
  • Corrections Officer Training
  • Communications Skills Training
  • Ethics and Leadership Training
  • Basic and Advanced Internal Affairs Training
  • Liability Prevention and Risk Management

Please let me hear from you if you would like to discuss these or other training needs. I can be reached by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (714) 788-2758.

For a view of some of our line officer training programs, click here.

For a view of our supervision and leadership training programs, click here.

For a view of our command staff training, click here.

For a complete list of our training programs, click here.

For the costs of our contract training, click here.

For information regarding co-hosting our training, click here.

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