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Dynamic speakers you WON'T want to miss!

The 37th Annual Cal Chiefs Training Symposium is just around the corner. If you haven't already, be sure you register! You're not going to want to miss this speaker line up!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Opening Ceremony/Welcome Address

Speaker: Kamala Harris, Attorney General

Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney General in January of 2011. She is the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California. As chief law enforcement officer for the state, Attorney General Harris has focused on combating transnational gangs that are trafficking guns, drugs, and human beings throughout California. She has worked to increase the adoption of technology and data-driven policing to assist law enforcement in the efficient investigation and prosecution of crime, and has traveled to every region of California to expand partnerships with local law enforcement. A career prosecutor, Attorney General Harris served two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco. Defeating a two-term incumbent, she was first elected DA in 2003, and was overwhelmingly elected to a second term in November 2007. Attorney General Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. In 1998, she joined the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she led the Career Criminal Unit. She also served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Children and Families.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inspirational Breakfast 

Speaker: Trent Dilfer

Trent Dilfer was born in Santa Cruz and is a graduate of Aptos High School. He played college football at Fresno State, leading the Bulldogs to three straight conference titles, starting in two bowl games, and winning the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) Player of the Year award as a junior. Dilfer lead the nation in passing efficiency as a junior and set an NCAA record at the time with 271 straight pass attempts without an interception.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Trent with the sixth overall pick of the 1994 draft. Dilfer was the first Tampa Bay quarterback to ever go to the Pro Bowl. While with the Bucs, he won more games than any quarterback in franchise history and took the team to their first playoff game in 15 years.

The former Super Bowl-winning quarterback is an analyst for a variety of ESPN programs including NFL Live, NFL PrimeTime and SportsCenter (Sunday and Monday nights during the NFL season). He also contributes to Monday Night Countdown, ESPN Radio programs, and ESPN’s annual Super Bowl week and NFL Draft coverage.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Recognition Luncheon

Speaker: Leon Panetta, 23rd Secretary of Defense

Leon Edward Panetta was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Defense on July 1, 2011.

Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February 2009 to June 2011. Mr. Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community. 

Secretary Panetta has dedicated much of his life to public service. Before joining CIA, he spent 10 years co-directing with his wife, Sylvia, the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Institute is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit center that seeks to instill in young men and women the virtues and values of public service. In March 2006, he was chosen as a member of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan committee established at the urging of Congress to conduct an independent assessment of the war in Iraq.

From July 1994 to January 1997, Mr. Panetta served as Chief of Staff to President William Clinton.  Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position that built on his years of work on the House Budget Committee. Mr. Panetta represented California’s 16th (now 17th) Congressional District from 1977 to 1993, rising to House Budget Committee chairman during his final four years in Congress.

Early in his career, Mr. Panetta served as a legislative assistant to Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California; special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights; and executive assistant to Mayor John Lindsay of New York.  He also spent five years in private law practice.

He served as an Army intelligence officer from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army Commendation Medal.

Secretary Panetta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree, both from Santa Clara University. He was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, where his Italian immigrant parents operated a restaurant. Later, they purchased a farm in Carmel Valley, a place Secretary and Mrs. Panetta continue to call home. The Panettas have three grown sons and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Installation Banquet

Speaker: Governor Jerry Brown

Edmund G. Brown, Jr., known as Jerry, was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. He attended both public and parochial schools, graduating from St. Ignatius High School in 1955. He completed freshman year at the University of Santa Clara before entering Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary in August 1956. In 1960, he left the Society of Jesus and enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.A. degree in Classics the next year and then entered Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1964.

Following law school, Brown worked as a law clerk at the California Supreme Court, traveled and studied in Mexico and Latin America and then took up residence in Los Angeles, working for the prestigious law firm, Tuttle & Taylor. In 1969, Brown was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, placing first in a field of 124. In 1970, he was elected California Secretary of State.

Brown was elected Governor in 1974 and reelected in 1978, by a margin of 21%.

During Governor Brown's tenure, California created 1.9 million new jobs, almost double the national rate. During his eight years in office, Brown marshaled both Democrats and Republicans in the legislature to slow the growth of state government, eliminate capital gains taxes for many small businesses, abolish the business inventory tax, index personal income taxes, adopt the nation's first energy efficiency standards, and make California the leader in co-generation, solar and wind energy.

As governor, Brown consistently had budgets approved on time and built a prudent budget surplus to serve as a "rainy day fund". He reduced the number of state employees per 1,000 Californians from 9.6 in 1975 to 9.2 in 1982. The tax burden for California residents declined from $6.90 per $100 of income in 1975 to $6.72 in 1982.

Governor Brown was elected for his third gubernatorial term in 2010. Since taking office he has dramatically cut the state budget deficit, improved California’s credit ratings and cut waste and inefficiencies throughout government. Governor Brown also enacted historic public safety realignment, raised the state’s clean energy goal to 33 percent and is seeking the public’s support for new revenues to protect education and public safety funds.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Closing Plenary: Boston Marathon Bombing Debrief

Speaker: Major Dermot Quinn, Massachusetts State Police

Dermot Quinn is a Major with the Massachusetts State Police currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Information Section and the Commonwealth Fusion Center. Throughout his 30 year career he has served in assignments in Field Services, Administrative Services , and for the past 19 years, in the Division of Investigative Services. 

Major Quinn attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he has received a BS and MS in Criminal Justice and an MS in Mathematics (Computer Option). 

As a Deputy Division Commander, Major Quinn has focused much effort on increasing the sharing of criminal information among law enforcement agencies not only in Massachusetts but across the New England region through the implementation of several regional crime databases and by partnering with the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program and the New England State Police Information Network. Major Quinn also oversees the anti-terrorism efforts of the Massachusetts State Police which, among other criminal investigatory duties, maintains a strong presence on the Massachusetts JTTF.


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