Eric Farwell is a Labor Relations Consultant from the Southern California region. He works with police and fire personnel, as well as civilian employee labor associations.
Eric is a retired Supervising District Attorney Investigator with over 23 years of law enforcement experience. Before the start of his law enforcement career, and while in college, Eric worked as a legal assistant for a civil litigation law firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice. Upon graduation, Eric relocated to San Diego where he worked in management at a local mortuary and became President of the San Diego County Funeral Directors’ Association for three years. He later resigned to pursue his dream of police work.
In 1999, he started his career with the Chula Vista Police Department where he served for nine years as a patrol officer, detective, instructor, and agency recruiter. As a recruiter, Eric supported the Chula Vista POA by providing research and expertise in the areas of recruitment, salaries, and retention during contract negotiations. He enjoyed various special assignments and was a certified firearm, less lethal, active shooter instructor.
Eric lateralled and became a District Attorney Investigator, and later served as a supervisor for eight years. During his tenure, he worked in multiple assignments to include fraud, family protection, Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT), juvenile, child abduction and elder abuse. Eric continued to develop curriculum and teach in service as a certified firearms and Taser instructor, and the Bureau’s Tactical Medicine Coordinator.
Eric was active in the San Diego District Attorney Investigators’ Association as a Director, Vice President and President. During his tenure, his Association successfully negotiated multiple MOUs and extensions, as well as meet and confers, labor relation issues, bylaw revisions, budgets and Association succession planning.
Eric has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. He graduated from POST’s Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI Class 395), the San Diego County Regional Leadership Institute (SDCRLI), and holds an Academy Instructor Certification (AICC). He continues to teach as a course instructor for San Diego County Crisis Intervention and De- Escalation Training, and “Emotional Wellness and the Effects of Trauma on Law Enforcement” for the San Diego County Regional Leadership Institute.