2018 Board of Directors

BARRY BRADLEY

  Barry A. Bradley is the Managing Partner of Partner of the 25- attorney law firm of Bradley & Gmelich LLP, located in Glendale, California, where he also heads up the firm's Private Security Team. A former Deputy District Attorney (Hardcore Gang Prosecution Unit), Barry's practice concentrates on security licensing, business litigation and transactions, as well as defending cases involving negligent security, wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions, and assisting clients in avoiding liability through proactive, preventative measures. The firm acts as general counsel for many security companies in California. Barry is Legal Advisor to the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates (CALSAGA), and is an active member of ASIS International, and several other non-profit organizations. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel, the highest peer rating available, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for the past consecutive 14 years. Barry is a founding member of LEAPS, and has served on its board since its inception.

Bradley & Gmelich LLP
Managing Partner
700 N. Brand Blvd., 10th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203

O: 818-243-5200
bbradley@bglawyers.com
www.bglawyers.com
818-243-5200.

LINDY BRADLEY
 
 Lindy F. Bradley, Esq. is a partner at the law firm of Bradley & Gmelich, 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. Lindy may be reached by telephone at (818) 243- 5200, or by email: lbradley@bglawyers.com.

ED ZEIER
 
 Ed Zeier is the President and CEO of Q:SIS Protection and Investigation, an Executive Protection and Private Investigation firm. He is the Current President of LEAPS. Ed has been serving with LEAPS since 2006 and participating since 2002. Ed served in the US Army, Special Operations and is a member of ASIS.

RANDALL ELY
 
 Randall Ely is a founding member of the Law Enforcement and Private Security Program (LEAPS), in Los Angeles, CA.  Randall has held executive management positions with several Public, Private, & Non-Profit Corporations.  He has over 30 years' experience in public safety operations (law enforcement and private security), business management, and business ownership.

Randall holds an MBA and Bachelor's Degree in business administration and management from the University of Redlands, in Redlands California.  Randall also holds a Supervising State of California Vocational Teaching Credential, and has served as an instructor in public safety and business courses.  He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at California State University, Long Beach.

Randall was a subject matter expert for the development of the Security Officer training curriculum (AB 2880) for the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and is a past Training Chairperson for the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA).

Randall served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Trade Technical Community College in Los Angeles, serving as the 2012 Chairperson.  Randall also held the office of Regional Vice President for Region III of ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) and served two terms as the Chair for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of ASIS.

JODAN LIPPEL
 
 Jordan Lippel is a highly experienced security professional, with over 25 years of experience specializing in crime prevention security technology, Remote Guarding, CCTV, Access Control and Incident Management Systems. Jordan is also an expert in security threat assessments, project management, Data Security, Integration Security and Physical Security. Over his career, Jordan has held executive positions with AliiedBarton Security Services, Stanley Security Solutions (Stanley Black & Decker) Iron Mountain and ARAMARK. As a respected thought- leader within the security industry, Jordan frequently teaches and presents to security groups, communities and companies around North America. He is well versed on the latest security innovations for preventing crime and protecting places where people shouldn't be, and enjoys sharing his expertise to build safe, strong communities. Jordan holds board of directors’ positions with ASIS Internationals Crime Prevention Council, ASIS Internationals Physical Security, Crime Stoppers., (Los Angeles, Ventura) Ventura County Sheriff Foundation, and LEAPS (CAL-ORCA). Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara. Currently, Jordan is Chief Operating Officer for ROG Security.

jordan.lippel@yahoo.com
805- 409-6295.

CHARLES P. HEARN
 
 Captain Charles Hearn was born in the Midwest and grew up in Simi Valley, California. Charles graduated from Simi Valley High School and at the age of 17 attended California State University Northridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly thereafter he joined the Los Angeles Police Department in December 1989. Charles has worked a number of assignments beginning as a patrol officer and later a gang officer. While working in the field and raising a family, Charles continued his education and earned a Masters degree from California State University Dominguez Hills.

After five years of service Charles was promoted to detective and worked in that capacity for several years until promoting to sergeant. As a sergeant, Charles worked in field supervision, administration and as an investigator in the criminal section of internal affairs. Upon promotion to Lieutenant, Charles managed a patrol watch and then was selected as an Officer in Charge of a City-wide gang unit. From there, he applied to the Police Commission and was selected as a Lieutenant Commanding Officer of Commission Investigation Division.

Charles was promoted to Captain and was assigned as a Patrol Commanding Officer for two geographic areas within Los Angeles including Harbor and Topanga. Charles was promoted to the second and third ranks of Captain at Gangs and Narcotics Division. He was then assigned to Commercial Crimes Division, which handles various Complex White Collar Criminal Investigations including, however not limited too; Identity Theft, Forgery, Embezzlement, Real Estate, Elder Abuse, Cyber-Crimes, Commercial/ Serial/ High Profile Burglaries, Art Theft, and Commercial Auto Theft.

Charles maintains membership in several professional organizations such as: the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the California Gang Investigator’s Association. Charles also holds California State Police Officers Standards in Training (POST) Certificates for Basic, Advanced, Supervisory and Management levels. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, the Supervisory Institute, and the Senior Management Institute from Boston.

During his spare time, Charles enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Edwina and their children, attending his local church, and participating in fitness related activities.

JOSEPH HOPKINS
 
 Detective Joe Hopkins has three years of prior law enforcement experience and has been with the Los Angeles Police Department for well over 20 years.

Joe has worked various detective assignments such as the Crimes Against Persons and Burglary while assigned to Central Area. He was selected by the Commanding Officer of Financial Crimes Division to work in this specialized detective division. Financial Crimes Division merged with Burglary Auto-Theft Division to form Commercial Crimes Division (CCD). While assigned to CCD, he worked the Burglary Special Section, Pawn Shop Detail. Joe was also assigned to the Metropolitan Financial Section where he investigated identity theft, forgery and embezzlement cases. There was also a stint at Major Fraud Section where he investigated real estate fraud and elder financial abuse. Joe promoted to the rank of Detective III and was assigned as the Detective in Charge of the Elder Persons Estate Unit (EPEU). EPEU investigates complex cases of elder and dependent adult financial abuse when the entire estate has been or is at risk of being compromised.

Joe currently has dual assignments such as the Detective in Charge of the Cyber Crimes Section, Investigation Team and Community Business Coordinator. He actively participates with several public/private partnership efforts and sits on the LEAPS-CAL Board of Directors.

SIAGE BRUCE HOSEA
 
 Lieutenant Hosea joined the Los Angeles Police Department in June of 1990. During his career he has had the opportunity to work a variety of assignments. These assignments have included patrol, Special Problems Unit, Southwest Division CRASH Unit (gang), South Bureau Homicide Unit, Metropolitan Division, Rampart Detectives, Internal Affairs Group, and as a supervising Detective III in Force Investigation Division. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant I and assigned to Olympic Division as a patrol watch commander. He was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant II and assigned to Commercial Crimes Division. During which time, he has been assigned as the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Metro Financial and Fraud (currently Complex Financial Crimes) Sections. Both sections were responsible for handling a variety of financial related crimes throughout the City of Los Angeles. He is currently assigned as the OIC of the Cyber Crimes Section. The Cyber Crimes Section is responsible for investigating various crimes that occur via the internet and conducting forensic examinations of digital devices. Lieutenant Hosea has earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Los Angeles City College, and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from California State University Long Beach.