Kathy Kessler is a sergeant with the San Diego Police Department. She is currently responsible for coordinating the Neighborhood Policing Restructuring Project and supervises the Community Crime Prevention Unit in the Neighborhood Policing Division. Ms. Kessler supervises the Gang Initiative Grant, Neighborhood Watch and is the Training Coordinator for Neighborhood Policing Division.

Ms. Kessler has been a member of the police department for over I I years. Her past assignments included Patrol, Field Training Officer, Field Operations Management and Patrol Sergeant. She has written numerous grant proposals and various articles related to Neighborhood Policing. Ms. Kessler has been a presenter at the International Problem Oriented Policing Conference and is a training consultant for police departments around the country on the subject of Problem Oriented Policing. Ms. Kessler holds a B.A. from San Diego State University in Criminal Justice Administration.

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