The Judicial Education office of the Nevada Supreme Court recently welcomed Gary Turner as the new judicial education manager.
Gary has developed, taught, and supervised courses at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, Western Illinois University, and the University of Nevada, Reno, over the past 29 years and has provided consulting and training for several state and local agencies throughout the United States. Prior to joining Judicial Education, Gary spent the past 1½ years with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) as a training officer developing and teaching leadership, management, and supervisory courses.
Prior to joining NDOT, Gary spent 6½ years with the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers Standards & Training as the chief for the basic training bureau. Prior to moving to Nevada to accept the position at the commission, he was the first Director of the police academy at Western Illinois University for 4 years.
Gary spent almost 25 years with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois in several capacities including the last 8 years as the chief deputy prior to accepting the position at Western Illinois University. He also spent 3 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. Gary has a B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University, an M.P.A. from the University of Illinois, Springfield, and is completing his PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“I am humbled to be a part of Judicial Education. I have told people that there are few greater purposes in life than that of assisting the judiciary and staff in learning that which sets the course for our state.”