National Committee - Law Enforcement Sector
Chief Bosel’s interest in public safety began in high school as a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office in San Mateo County, California. At the age of 18, he attended community college while working part-time as a Community Service Officer, Police/Fire Dispatcher and Emergency Medical Technician. He attended Daniel Freeman Paramedic School in Los Angeles County in 1986 and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to serve as a Paramedic.
In September 1989, he entered the San Francisco Police Academy as a Police Officer with the Millbrae Police Department. He joined the Mountain View Police Department in 1995, where he promoted through the ranks and was appointed Police Chief on August 4, 2014. Chief Bosel is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, is a board member of the California Police Chiefs’ Association, and serves as President of the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs’ Association.
Chief Bosel holds a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California. He has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, and the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute.
Chief Bosel’s work with youth has been recognized with certificates of appreciation from members of the California State Assembly and United States Congress, and he is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Pacific-Skyline Council Silver Beaver Award. Chief Bosel has volunteered to support work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 30 years.
David A. Lawton
Chief of Police (Retired), San Gabriel (CA) Police Department. David A. Lawton began his career with the San Gabriel Police Department in 1977. He worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant and Captain. He was appointed Chief of Police in July 1990. Chief Lawton retired in September 2016 with 39 years of service to the San Gabriel Police Department and 26 years as Chief of Police.
Chief Lawton has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles, and a M.S. in Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He graduated from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).
Chief Lawton has been involved in numerous professional and civic organizations. He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the California Police Chiefs’ Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Youth Center and the Rotary Club of San Gabriel.
Chief Lawton has supported and volunteered in work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 30 years.
Scott HallRegion 2 Representative
Sergeant, Chula Vista (CA) Police Department. Scott started his law enforcement career in 2004 with the Chula Vista Police Department working as a Correctional Officer. In 2006, he was hired as a Police Officer for Chula Vista Police and attended the San Diego Regional Public Safety Academy. After seven years working a patrol assignment, Scott was selected as a Taskforce Detective on the San Diego County Regional Auto Theft Taskforce. After four years as a Taskforce Detective, he was promoted to the rank of Agent and returned to a patrol assignment. In April of 2018, Scott was selected as a Detective with the Crimes of Violence – Homicide Unit and has worked in the unit since.
Scott has been a mentor with his department’s law enforcement youth-based program for over nine years. In addition to being a mentor with Chula Vista Police, he is a member of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association and serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors. The County Association also puts on a yearly summer youth law enforcement academy attended by explorers/cadets from throughout California. Scott is currently the Phase 1 (Basic Level) Coordinator for the academy, overseeing and coordinating over 130 explorers/cadets.
Christopher CruzRegion 4 Representative
Supervisory US Customs and
Border Protection Officer, Department of Homeland Security. Supervisor Cruz brings a wealth of knowledge to PSC when it comes to CBP OFO Southwest Border Operations. Supervisor Cruz began his career as a CBP Officer on April 7th 2008. Before promoting to first line supervisor, Cruz was a member of the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (AT-CET), a Tactical Enforcement Officer (TEO), detailed to US Border Patrol Imperial Beach Station “Strike Team”, and a National Frontline Recruiter for CBP. Supervisor Cruz is currently assigned to the San Diego Field Office Hiring and Recruiting division. Supervisor Cruz also oversees and coordinates the Field Office’s current Cadet program. Jeffrey EverettsRegion 6 Representative
Public Safety Officer III, Ashwaubenon (WI) DPS
Jeff Everetts started his career in public safety as a Volunteer Firefighter/First Responder for the Town of Freedom in Wisconsin. He continued his training and education through Fox Valley Technical College and earned his State of Wisconsin Firefighter I and Firefighter II Certifications. He furthered his education at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he attained his State of Wisconsin Paramedic License. In July of 1999 Officer Everetts was hired by The City of Kaukauna Fire Department as a fulltime Firefighter/Paramedic. During his 11 years there, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant.
Officer Everetts returned to Fox Valley Technical College where he earned his State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. In January of 2010 he was hired by Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety as a Public Safety Officer, where he provides police, fire, and rescue services to the Village of Ashwaubenon. During his career there, Officer Everetts has received extensive training in Child Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking. Officer Everetts also received training in “Memphis Model” mental health crisis management and is a member of the departments Critical Intervention Team.
As an advisor for Ashwaubenon Public Safety’s youth training program since 2013, he has helped prepare youths for a career in public safety. Officer Everetts is currently the lead mentor for that program and is assigned as a School Resource Officer for the High School and Middle School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Education Advocate Association (WLEEAA).
Christine FarrellRegion 9 Representative
Detective Christine Farrell is a 15-year veteran of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. Assigned to the Administrative Division, her responsibilities include organizing and effectuating several of the Sheriff’s community service initiatives as well as acting as lead Mentor for the Ocean County Chiefs of Police Public Safety Cadet Unit #1 since its inception in 2016.
Christine started her career in 1998 when she joined her local law enforcement youth based career program. In 1999, she graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy where she worked for a local municipal police department prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office.
Christine is the Juvenile Liaison for the Sheriff’s Office as well as an instructor at the Police Academy. She is actively involved with her Cadet Unit and is on the planning committee for the New Jersey State Youth Law Enforcement Competition. Her work within the Sheriff’s Office and the community has been recognized by her agency and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Christine and her husband, Sergeant Michael Farrell, have been married for over 12 years. They have three children, James, Riley and Colin and enjoy spending their time traveling and going to New York Giants Games.