2015 FALL - SIGMA PI BOARD MEMBERS
ACJA President: Eric Amores
Vice President: Brian You
Secretary: Abraham Soto
Sergeant At Arms: Alex Lemus
Treasure: Desiree Pombo
Student Senate Representative: Amber Lafond
Public Relations: Herbert Hurtado
Cultural Affairs: Amy Bojorges
Historian: Destinie Hernandez
Quarter Master: Justin de Leon
Lead Advisor: Michael Biggs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in Long Beach and graduated from Millikan High School. I
was accepted at Long Beach State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science
in Criminology in 1973. While I was in college I joined the Huntington Beach Police
Department and over the course of a 17-year law enforcement career attained the rank of
Police Lieutenant. While I was a police officer I returned to college and earned two Master
of Science degrees. My first graduate degree is from Long Beach State and is in Criminal
Justice; the other is in Management and is from Cal Poly Pomona.
After my law enforcement career I joined Chevron Oil's corporate security staff and spent
21 years conducting investigations, assessing security risks and then designing security
programs to effectively mitigate these risks and provide a level of safety and security for
the company's employees and assets. This work took me to 16 states here in the U.S. and
to the countries of Canada, Mexico, Singapore, England, Colombia, Kazakhstan and the
Over the course of these two varied but complimentary careers I have taught law
enforcement and security classes since 1980 at Golden West College, Long Beach State,
Cerritos College and Long Beach City College. I joined the full time teaching staff at LBCC in
Sigma Pi is a respected group with a long and commendable history of service to the school
and community. Having the opportunity to act as the club's Advisor is my honor and
something I am very proud of. I wish the best to all who undertake the challenge of joining this fine group.
I was born and reared in Long Beach. I graduated from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach.
I attended and graduated from Long Beach City College with an Associate of Science Degree awarded in Police Science.
I transferred to California State University Long Beach after completing my studies at LBCC. I graduated from CSULB with a Bachelor of Science Degree awarded in Criminology.
While attending CSULB, I began working at Santa Monica Police Department. I was the first female police cadet employed by Santa Monica Police Department. After completing my studies at CSULB, I began working at Santa Monica College Police Department. I was the first female police officer employed by Santa Monica College Police Department. I worked my way up through the ranks until becoming Chief of Police. According to POST (Police Officer Standards and Training), I was the first female Chief of Police in California.
I retired from SMCPD after thirty four (34) years, the last fourteen (14) as Chief of Police.
For thirteen years, I was a member then President of Los Angeles Westside Rotary Club.
I am a member of law enforcement organizations: California Community Colleges Chiefs of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police and Long Beach Police Officer Association – honorary member.
I began teaching at LBCC in 2010.
I appreciate the opportunity to be able to share my knowledge and extensive experience as a Chief of Police by educating adults interested in criminal justice careers with the skills and ethics required to serve effectively in the necessary and demanding profession of law enforcement.
I commend and congratulate the members or Sigma Pi for their dedication, care and service to LBCC and the community.