D.E. Pugel Inc.’s Daniel Pugel is a retired law enforcement officer, a retired financial adviser, and an investment consultant. He currently resides in Normandy Park, Washington.
Pugel earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Lower Columbia College and was named Outstanding Law Enforcement Student. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). He also held leadership positions at CSULB, including President of the Associated Resident Students. He is still involved in school alumni activities.
He also received a California Supervisory Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) certificate. Full-time police officers who have successfully completed a certain course of study outlined in the Commission’s rule, as well as a probationary period with the employing agency, are issued the POST certificate.
Pugel has also assisted in the training of law enforcement colleagues. He acquired his teaching certifications from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) as well as a Master of Science degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in order to do so effectively. He was invited to speak as a guest lecturer on crime prevention at the National Police Staff College in Bramshill, England. The National Police Staff College was the primary police training facility in England and Wales at the time.