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Don Rawson

Don L. Rawson

Our company’s founder, Don Rawson, has more than a decade of emergency management experience in Emergency/Department Operations Center (EOC/DOC) operations and all-hazard preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery processes.


Don has provided disaster preparedness planning and developed incident response “best practices” for educational institutions, local governments, and special districts throughout San Diego County. Don is an established conference speaker on preparedness planning, emergency operations procedures, and recovery efforts.


Prior to his career in emergency management, Don served 29 years with the Carlsbad Police Department, retiring at the rank of Police Lieutenant. Don’s law enforcement career included management of patrol operations, internal affairs, professional standards, criminal investigations, traffic, media relations, and community outreach including special-events planning.


Don is a graduate of the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy, the California Police Officers Standards and Training Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness Public Management Academy.


Don has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Certificate in Management from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Irvine.

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