Opening Remarks

Chief Povilitis

Chief Carl Povilaitis was appointed to Police Chief on May 1, 2018.  Carl has been serving the Glendale community for the past 27 years. He began his career in law enforcement with the Glendale Police Department in 1990 after graduating from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy class 267 in February of 1991.

Carl participates and volunteers for a number of clubs and non-profit organization boards within the community. He serves as Board Member for the Glendale Educational Foundation, the community board of Glendale Memorial Hospital, and is an Associate Board Member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.  He served as a Commissioner representing the City of Glendale on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority from 1999-2009. He has also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Glendale Community College.

Keynote Speaker

Gordon Graham

Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise.

 In 1973 Gordon was selected as a candidate for a major west coast law enforcement agency. Thereafter, he proudly served as a motorcycle officer for most of his first ten years in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to his patrol work, he helped design the first DUI task force, assisted in the development of the DRE (drug recognition program), was an instructor in the initial “Mod I and II” Haz Mat program, and wrote his first of many technical papers: “PCP–An Officer’s Survival Guide.”

Following this degree, he attended University of Southern California in their Institute of Safety and Systems Management.  He will quickly tell you that this was the best education he ever received from the best and the brightest people in the field.  His professors included Chaytor Mason, Ted Ferry, Bill Petak and Harry Hurt.  His relationship with Professor Hurt led to his being selected as a team member collecting data for The Hurt Report.  Published in 1980, this report on motorcycle fatalities was and is recognized as the single greatest treatise on motorcycle safety.

After completing his Masters, his off duty time was then spent at Western State University School of Law, where he was graduated in 1982 with his Juris Doctorate.  He passed the California Bar Exam the same year and opened his law offices in Hollywood, where he focused his efforts on family law, immigration and personal injury work. 

In his law enforcement life, Gordon was promoted to Sergeant in 1982 and supervised his former unit–the motorcycle cops of his agency assigned to Los Angeles.  He and his fellow Sergeants on “B” shift stressed the values and beliefs and built the most productive team of motorcycle officers in the history of the department.

 In 2002, along with Bruce Praet, Gordon became a founder of Lexipol–a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training in public safety operations. Today, most of the law enforcement agencies in California are using the Lexipol Knowledge Management System and nearly half of the States are now using this approach to law enforcement operations. This effort has greatly improved the safety of police personnel while also influencing a dramatic reduction in claims, settlements and verdicts adverse to law enforcement agencies.

Gordon held his law enforcement headquarters assignment until his service retirement in 2006.  In 2008, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from California POST. In 2015, he received the Lifetime Dedication Award from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute. In 2018, he received the James Oberstar Sentinel for Safety Award for his lifetime work in improving aviation safety internationally.

Today, Gordon divides his time between study, research, writing, speaking, and consulting in the discipline of risk management. His innovative programs, based on the values and beliefs he learned as a child along with a passion for continuous improvement, are the standard for any organization that wants to improve existing operations and prevent things from going wrong.

Morning Panel

Lindy F. Bradley, Esq.
Bradley & Gmelich LLP


Lindy F. Bradley, Esq. is a partner at the law firm of Bradley & Gmelich LLP, in Glendale, California. Lindy is an experienced litigator who defends corporate clients in a wide variety of civil litigation. Lindy also specializes in the field of Government Tort Liability. Lindy’s experience includes litigation of cases involving premises liability, products liability, private security litigation and medical malpractice matters and she routinely handles cases with multi-million dollar exposure. As a civil litigator, Lindy has represented her clients throughout each phase of litigation in both state and federal courts. She is licensed to practice law before all courts in the State of California, as well as the United States District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California. Lindy has an AV pre-eminent rating and was named a Super Laywers Rising Star, an honor bestowed on less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of California.

Robert Handy
Chief of Police, Huntington Beach


Robert Handy was appointed Chief of Police in Huntington Beach on December 7, 2013. Since arriving in Huntington Beach in 2013, Chief Handy has worked with the City Council to increase staffing, resources and technology for the Police Department. Under Chief Handy’s leadership, the Department has significantly increased its use of technology to enhance crime prevention and intervention. The implementation of in-field reporting along with data driven decision making has increased effectiveness and improved efficiency throughout the Department which helped lead to reductions in crime.

Chief Handy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He was also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University for 13 years teaching and developing Criminal Justice classes. Chief Handy also has taught at the community college level and at California State University Long Beach.

Jon Lewis
Chief of Police, Newport Beach


Chief Jon Lewis is the 10th Chief of Police in the Newport Beach Police Department’s history, assuming office on March 22, 2016 after successfully working his way through the ranks. He graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Speech Communication and also holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University. He is a graduate of several advanced law enforcement training courses including the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College, where he was selected as class speaker. He has authored two university-level text books in criminal justice and was selected as adjunct faculty at Golden West College’s Criminal Justice Training Center.

During his tenure as Chief of Police, the Newport Beach Police Department has achieved reduction in crime to historic lows through effective, data-driven community policing strategies as well as excellence in emergency response and 911 call answer times. The Department has developed innovative wellness initiatives in collaboration with national experts, fostering morale, productivity and unparalleled police service. Chief Lewis holds executive leadership positions at the local, county and state levels including: Visit Newport Beach and Newport Beach and Company Board of Directors, Orange County Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association Vice President, Orange County Regional Narcotic Suppression Program Executive Board (RNSP), Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Local Executive Board (OCRCFL) and the California Police Chiefs Association Finance Committee.

Donald Graham
Commander, LAPD


Commander Don Graham was born in Manhattan New York and spent most of his childhood growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey. During his last semester at Los Angeles Valley College, Don went to work at the Campus Police Office and discovered a new way to serve his community. Enamored by the strength of character and integrity he found in the retired Los Angeles Police Department officers that made up the campus police, Don decided to follow that path of human discovery and was hired for the 11-95 Academy Class of the Los Angeles Police Department.

On July 31, 2019, Don was sworn in as a Los Angeles Police Commander and appointed by Chief Moore to be the Department’s Homeless Coordinator under the Office of Operations.

Don earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration, both with honors, from the University of Phoenix. He has completed the Los Angeles Police Department’s 21st Century Leadership School and was elected Class Speaker for Class 292 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Institute. Don lives in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles where he plies his most important trade, husband and father.

Sgt. Mike Lozeau (Retired)


Michael Lozeau. Served in the California Army National Guard as Military Police Officer beginning in 1986 until his honorable discharge in1989.  He was sworn in as a police officer with the City of Tustin in July 1988 until August 1990 when he was sworn in with the Anaheim Police Department.  As a police officer he worked several specialized assignments; K-9, SWAT, FTO, Family Crimes and Sexual Assault Detective Details and was promoted to sergeant in 2001.  He has supervised several specialized assignments; K-9, Under Cover Vice, Burglary and Central District Community Policing Team.  He assisted local businesses and local community with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to address crime and issues with the homeless.  In 2013 Sgt. Lozeau was instrumental in initiating the newly formed Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) and Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT).  Created a collaboration and task force that included non-profits, government agencies, city departments, schools and businesses to work together in balancing outreach with enforcement and was successful in helping over 2,000 individuals off the streets into safe and secure housing. Sgt. Lozeau also created the Homeless Liaison Officer (HLO) course.  He is an instructor for the Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) and for the California Police Officer’s Association.

Mark Mooring
Proper Authorities


Proper Authorities, Owner
Specialties: Training for Workplace Violence Prevention, Persoanl Safety and Sexual Harassment. Corporate Investigations of crimes, harassment, internal issues.

Chief of Protective Services, County of Santa Clara
Protective Services is a department within the Santa Clara County Health and Hosptial System. They are first responders to incidents particularly at the large County Hospital Campus. Officers proactively secure the campus and actively intervene in security incidents.

University of Southern California
MPA, Public Administration and Business Administration

Larry Carroll
VP of Asset Protection, 99 Cent Store


With more than thirty-two years of loss prevention experience, Larry is a highly respected industry executive, currently serving as the Vice President of Asset Protection, Inventory Analytics & Compliance for the 99 Cents Only Stores. Given his faith-based, charity and non-profit work, and in addition to serving as a law enforcement chaplain (10yrs.), Larry has been entrusted to lead all of 99’s community efforts involving homelessness, recidivism and the disruptive customer.

Afternoon Panel

Kyle Campbell
Sergeant II, LAPD

Sergeant Kyle Campbell began his law enforcement career at the University of Georgia in 1996 while he was studying for his Master’s Degree in Political Science. He left the University to join the Los Angeles Police Department in 1998 and has taken assignments as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Police Academy Tactics Instructor, Field Sergeant and Administrative Sergeant.

His administrative assignments include Patrol Adjutant in two divisions, Inspection and Control at the Department Operations Center and his current assignment as the Operations-Valley Bureau Training Coordinator where he and his staff are responsible for risk management and training compliance for seven geographic divisions which comprise almost 2000 police officers.

Co-Speaker #1:
Ivan Villegas
Security Services

Ivan Villegas is Branch Manager for SOS Security and oversees security operations in the San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Previously, Ivan was the Managing Director of OmniPresent Security Group, a workplace security consulting firm, where he served as chief developer and primary trainer for programs designed to heighten security and situational awareness with an emphasis in workplace violence prevention.

Ivan is Board Certified in security management and is an active member of ASIS International, Society for Human Resource Management, ATAP, and Infragard. He volunteers as a Steering Committee member for the city of L.A.’s Run Hide Fight program and is also a mentor for the ASIS Region 1D CPP Review Course. Prior to joining the private security industry, Ivan served in the United States Army as a Sergeant where his specialty was physical security assessments and route security.

Co-Speaker #2:
Isaac Burciaga
LAPD Officer

Officer Isaac Burciaga is a tenured police officer with more than 13 years of law enforcement experience.  He has worked various assignments during his career as a Patrol Officer, Professional Standards Investigator, Lead Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Background Investigator and is currently assigned as Assistant Training Coordinator for the Los Angeles Police Department, Security Services Division, with a mission to ensure the safety and security of elected officials, employees and the public.

Officer Burciaga continuously strives to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of his work.  He is committed to career development and education.  He is a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) level II instructor.  In addition to his instructional certification, Officer Burciaga has expertise in Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments and holds a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) professional designation from the National Institute of Crime Prevention.  He has instructed and coordinated numerous training programs for sworn police officers and civilians including subjects in 832-PC Powers of Arrest, First Aid/CPR, Driver Awareness, Active Shooter Survival, and Workplace Safety and Security.

In 2014, Officer Burciaga was recognized by the Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles County, as Sworn Employee of the Year.  His continued dedication to public safety is glaring in his recent contributions to help develop a city-wide campaign known as “Run, Hide, Fight program,” which is an active shooter survival course offered to citizens and employees of the City of Los Angeles.  His assignment at Security Services Division has provided him the opportunity to work with sworn and civilian professionals.  He believes that civilian professionals are an integral part of workplace safety as observers, reporters, and force multipliers.