I am a retired twenty year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. While employed by the LASD, I worked several assignments including Custody Division, Patrol, Court Services, and Transportation.
While working for the LASD I was the featured speaker at numerous public events and delivered a special seminar for young people I developed called “Three Steps to Staying out of Trouble.”
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion (Point Loma College-1980), and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Tiffin University-2007). I left the Sheriff’s Department in 2008 to teach full time at the University of Antelope Valley. For the past nine years I have found my passion teaching numerous criminal justice classes and hundreds of UAV students.
In 2013 I became a published author with the release of “A Black and White Decision,” an analysis of the Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman case. I am currently working with Creative Team Publishing of San Diego on a second book- “Policing Peace.” scheduled for release in 2017.
I developed and lead “Policing Peace” training events in Lancaster and elsewhere in the greater Los Angeles area. These events bring peace officers and community members together in a positive celebratory environment. “Policing Peace” training and events are designed to help peace officers treat people with dignity and respect and community members to find their voice within the criminal justice system.
I love the “can do” positivity that emanates from the top of the institution and that is demonstrated by many of our students especially our student athletes.