Lt. Richard Goerling

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Richard has served in civilian law enforcement for twenty years. He’s held both federal and municipal level positions and has served as a criminal investigator, patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, patrol and SWAT lieutenant, and currently serves as a detective lieutenant in Hillsboro, Oregon. Over the last decade, Richard has spearheaded the introduction of mindfulness training into policing in the United States as part of a larger cultural transformation toward a compassionate, skillful and resilient warrior ethos.
Richard has served as a member of the United States Coast Guard for 27 years, both active and reserve, and retired in 2015 at the rank of Commander while assigned to Coast Guard Sector Charleston, SC. He serves as an affiliate assistant professor at Pacific University in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and participates in mindfulness training and research at this institution. Richard also holds an adjunct faculty position at Portland Community College teaching in the Criminal Justice program.
Richard continues to train and speak about resiliency for first responders around the nation and has developed and delivered resilience immersion training for first responders. He is an avid swimmer and meditator, and a content introvert that enjoys time with his family to recharge.