Public Safety Cadets
National Committee - Law Enforcement Sector

Max Bosel, CharimanMax Bosel

Chief of Police (Retired), Mountain View (CA) Police Department. Max Bosel started in public safety as a high school aged volunteer with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. He worked as a Community Service Officer, Police/Fire Dispatcher and Emergency Medical Technician before attending paramedic school in 1986 and serving as a paramedic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 in August 2014. Chief Bosel retired in December 2020 with 31 years of law enforcement service.

Chief Bosel served as president of the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs Association and as a board member with the California Police Chiefs Association. He maintains active membership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, and is a life member with the Police Executive Research Forum.

Chief Bosel has a BA in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California, a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.

Chief Bosel has volunteered to support work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 35 years.

Michael_Diekhoff 800.jpgMichael Diekhoff

Michael Diekhoff began his law enforcement career by attending the Indiana University Police Academy and working part time for the Indiana University Police Department.  He started his career with the Bloomington Police Department in 1987 as a patrol officer. He continued working his way up the ranks, supervising both patrol and investigations, and was appointed Police Chief in January of 2008. 

His civic involvement extended outside the police department as well. Prior to being appointed Police Chief, Mike spent nine years on the Bloomington City Council having been elected three times and serving as president and vice president.

Chief Diekhoff is active in issues that impact policing today. He has served on various boards and commissions. He was appointed by the Governor to the Governor’s Taskforce on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention and the Integrated Public Safety Commission whose duties include helping coordinate significant public safety events.  He is a member of Indiana’s National Institute of Corrections Evidence Based Decision Making Team, The Indiana Pretrial Release Pilot Project and the 2015 Law Enforcement Summit, A Way Forward in the 21st Century. 

Chief Diekhoff is an active member of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police having been a past President of that organization and currently serving on the Government Relations Committee and is the President of the Foundation Board of Directors.  He also is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on the Police Administration Committee and a member of the Midsize Agencies Section. Chief Diekhoff is also active in the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).  He was recently recognized for the agency’s efforts in hate crime reporting and helped lead webinars on hate crime reporting where PERF challenged departments across the country to report bias crimes. Chief Diekhoff has also been a presenter at the IACP conference and for the Department of Justice on Hate Crime Reporting.

Chief Diekhoff is always looking for innovative ways policing can help the community. In 2016 the Bloomington Police Department was awarded the Human Rights Award from the Bloomington Human Rights Commission for an innovative program it started called the “Downtown Resource Officers.” This program has officers whose daily work focuses solely on helping those people experiencing homelessness and dealing with substance use issues. In 2019 BPD was awarded the Joshua W. Paul Mental Health Ambassador Award for their work in mental health and the establishment of a Police Social Worker program. Chief Diekhoff has presented on creating Police Social Worker programs at the local, state and national level. His agency hosted the first national Police Social Worker conference last year.

A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Chief Diekhoff graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course (87th AOC) and the Police Executive Leadership Academy. He has also been bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky the commission of “Kentucky Colonel” and by the Governor of Indiana the “Distinguished Hoosier” award and a “Sagamore of the Wabash,” the State’s highest distinction.

David Lawton.jpgDavid A. Lawton
At-Large Member

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.

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Region 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.

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Christopher Cruz
Region 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 Everetts.jpgJeffrey Everetts
Region 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 Farrell.jpgChristine Farrell
Region 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.