Writing Your Next Chapter, Life After A Public Safety Career – Albany, OR

In public safety, the elusive “retirement date” is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Sometimes, people are counting down to that day for years with incredible anticipation. But what typically happens when the date gets closer? Anxiety, fear, uncertainty begin to creep into the picture. Why does this happen? How can you develop the mindset to “finish strong” in your career and leave the job on your own terms?

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to properly prepare for the next chapter in life. You will explore your own personal values and create a clear vision for what “retirement” will look like for you. You will also receive a comprehensive workbook to take home with you so you can continue to hone your plans to find the next purpose! If you are within 5-7 years of a public safety retirement, this class is an absolute must for you!


Who Should Attend

Anyone in the public safety profession within 5 to 7 years of retirement



Charles Celano Retired Tustin Police ChiefChief Charles Celano (Ret.)
Retired Chief Charles Celano, Jr is a 27-year veteran of the Tustin Police Department. As Founder of Chief Leadership, he has coached leaders from public safety organizations, private companies, as well as non-profits. He has also developed comprehensive leadership development programs and provided consulting on succession planning, strategic planning and workforce assessments.


Paul Garaven | Deputy Police Chief | Chief Leadership ConsultantDeputy Chief Paul Garaven (Ret.)
Retired Deputy Chief Paul Garaven is a retired veteran of law enforcement with 30 years of dedicated service. Much of Paul’s career consisted of supervising and managing personnel across a broad spectrum. Paul also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College for more than a decade.


May 02 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm






Albany Police Department
2600 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, OR 97321