Mr. Miraglia began teaching at Napa Valley College in 1986 in Basic Police Academy Class 3. He served as the coordinator for Reserve Academy Classes 3 through 17 and as the Recruit Training Officer for Basic Academy Classes 29, 33, 36, and 40. Mr. Miraglia was appointed as the Dean of the Criminal Justice Training Center in 1999. In 2008, the college re-organized and he became the Dean of Career and Online Education.
Mr. Miraglia has a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Empire State College. He is a graduate of the P.O.S.T. Master Instructor Development Program - Class 4. He has written two books and numerous articles for law enforcement professional publications and is the author of a Chemical Agents Workbook set.
Mr. Miraglia's law enforcement career began in 1982 at the Walnut Creek Police Department where he served as a police dispatcher and reserve police officer. He worked at the Fairfield Police Department from 1988 until 1998 as a division manager and served as the deputy police chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Departmentfrom 2001 until 2007.
In addition to his work at Napa Valley College, Mr. Miraglia serves as a member vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Matthew Shepard Foundationand is the National Program Coordinator for the Stop the Hate! program.