Retired Chief Elvin G. Miali started his Law Enforcement career in 1967, with the City of San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, Ca. He began as a Patrolman, then he promoted to Detective, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant Watch Commander, Lieutenant in charge of the Detective Bureau and finally Captain.

In 1986 he was appointed Chief of Police of the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, Ca. He was Police Chief for 17 years, prior to his retirement in 2003. Chief Miali participated in many Oral Boards and Assessment Centers and observed how difficult it was for many officers to do well in the promotional process. For this reason he wrote the book entitled "Unless You're The Lead Dog, The Scenery Never Changes." He has developed various testing programs and will share with you the "inside scoop" into the testing process which is not available to everyone. He has assisted many of his officers with One on One consultations regarding the testing process. This type of information is coming from the "top" and Chief Miali knows what the administrators of police agencies want from their candidates, because he was there and made those decisions. Chief Miali has a no nonsense approach and is highly respected in his field. His philosophy is to begin your preparation for any speciality assignment or promotion today. Get the edge on the other candidates by being properly prepared and more confident in your abilities. Lead Dog Promotions is designed to help those who really want to change their lives and attain their goals. He strongly believes that "Unless You're The Lead Dog, The Scenery Never Changes."