Offices & Directories

Public Safety Officers and Staff

Jeff Talbott

Marc Taylor
John Montecino


Jorge Valles

Carlos Ayala
Robby Gonzales
Roy Izumi
Pete Ambriz
Marc Tilson
Ric Moyer

Richard Rappisi

John Blum

Enrico (Rick) Miglia

Jeff Talbott, Director of Public Safety
FBI National Academy
M.B.A.—California Coast University
B.S.—Management, California Coast University
A.S.—Riverside Community College
Police Training—California Highway Patrol Academy
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, & Management P.O.S.T Certificates

Director Talbott comes to the Public Safety team with 29 years of law enforcement experience with the California Highway Patrol. Assignments have included Patrol, Training Officer, Special Investigations, Hostage Negotiations, Narcotic Interdiction, Auto-Theft Investigations, Gang Liaison Officer, Physical Training Staff, Dignitary Protection, and Community Outreach Representative. He has been assigned to 12 separate commands throughout California as he promoted through each of the civil services ranks of the CHP attaining the rank of Chief. He has unique experience in collaborative emergency management achieved through his deployment to many large scale emergency incidents such as the Los Angeles Riots, political National Conventions, and New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

Director Talbott is a graduate of Session 244 of the FBI National Academy, as well as the Advanced Management Program at the University of California, Riverside. He retired from the California Highway Patrol in June 2011, and joined the Department of Public Safety in July 2011.

Marc Taylor, Associate Director of Public Safety
California P.O.S.T. Command College Class #35
M.S. – Emergency Services Management – California State University, Long Beach
B.S. – Occupational Studies – California State University, Long Beach

Associate Director Taylor joined the Department of Public Safety following 31 years of law enforcement experience with the West Covina Police Department, retiring there as the Assistant Chief of Police. His assignments have included Patrol, Training Officer, Major Narcotic Officer, Sex Crime/Child Abuse Detective, Robbery/Homicide Detective, SWAT, Special Enforcement Team, Communications Manager, Patrol Commander, Investigative and Support Services Commander, and Administrative Commander. Associate Director Taylor has a strong background in emergency preparedness, obtaining his Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Management. He was loaned to United States Customs for two years to participate in major narcotic investigations.

Associate Director Taylor is a graduate of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Command College Class 35, as well as the Sherman Block, P.O.S.T. Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class 89. He retired from the West Covina Police Department in 2010, but returned to part-time work through 2012, managing the Communication Bureau.

Associate Director Taylor joined the Department of Public Safety in July, 2012.

John Montecino, Sergeant
A.A.—Liberal Arts, San Bernardino Valley College
B.S.—Criminal Justice, August Vollmer University
Police Academy—San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates

Sergeant John Montecino is retired from the San Bernardino Police Department with over 29 years of municipal law enforcement experience. During his career, Sergeant Montecino worked Patrol, Traffic/Motors, Personnel and Training and served as Corporal/Field Training Officer. He has extensive training and experience in Traffic Investigation, Hazardous Materials and Police Communications. Sergeant Montecino also has extensive experience as a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator and is a recognized expert and instructor in this field.

Sergeant Montecino was hired as a part-time off-campus taxi driver in February 2007, and was promoted to Public Safety Officer in December 2007, and to sergeant in September 2009.

Jorge Valles, Sergeant
A.A.—Administration of Justice, East Los Angeles Community College
Police Training—Los Angeles Police Academy
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates

Officer Valles joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1975 following graduation from East Los Angeles Community College and after working as a civilian jailer for the City of Los Angeles. Upon graduation from the police academy he was assigned to work in a patrol car in the Northeast Division, Northeast Los Angeles. After completing his probationary period, he was assigned to Communications Division answering 911 calls in both English and Spanish for seven months. He was then assigned to Hollenbeck Division working a radio car and foot beat. He also worked for the Office of Operations-Crime Prevention Unit, C.R.A.S.H. (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) Unit in South Central Los Angeles, and DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Division. Officer Valles was instrumental in implementing the DARE Program in various Latin American and Asian countries.

He retired from the LAPD after 25 years of service in June 2000, and joined the Department of Public Safety in August of 2000. Officer Valles was promoted to sergeant in February 2012.

Carlos Ayala, Public Safety Officer
B.S.—Business Management, University of Redlands
A.A.—Riverside Community College
Police Training—Level 1 Reserve Police Officer Academy, Riverside Community College

Officer Ayala came to the University after working as a Campus Safety Officer at L.A.C.C. for over 10 years. His duties included parking enforcement, citations documentation, building security, and help with the disaster plan. Officer Ayala is currently working toward completing his Masters degree in counseling at the U of R.

Officer Ayala joined the Department of Public Safety in November of 1999.

Robby Gonzales, Public Safety Officer
Police Training—Rio Hondo College Level 1 Reserve Police Academy

Officer Gonzales came to the University after working for the City of Montebello as a Reserve Police Officer for 11 years. He has a security background working for the Beverly Hospital for 13 years and the City of Los Angeles Convention Center, where he continues to work part-time since 1996. In addition, Officer Gonzales continues to attend Rio Hondo College as part of his continued professional training.

Officer Gonzales joined the department in February of 1999.

Roy Izumi, Public Safety Officer 
San Joaquin Delta College
Police Training—San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates

Officer Izumi came to the department after serving 25 years with the San Bernardino Police Department. He worked as a Patrol Officer for his first 3 years and then spent 2 years on the Multiple Enforcement Team and S.W.A.T. He was reassigned back to patrol and promoted to FTO/Corporal. He worked as a FTO until his assignment to Investigations, where he worked Property Crimes (Burglary, Grand Theft, Vandalism, etc.), and Grand Theft Auto for 5 years. Officer Izumi then worked Assault for 1 year, Homicide for 5 years, and Robbery for 3 years.

Officer Izumi joined the Department of Public Safety in January of 2000.

Pete Ambriz, Public Safety Officer
Police Training—Riverside County Sheriff’s Academy
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates

Officer Ambriz retired from the Ontario Police Department in 2002, after serving 27 years as a Police Officer. During his law enforcement career, Officer Ambriz worked patrol, S.W.A.T., Narcotics as an undercover investigator, served as a Field Training Officer, and the Air Support Unit as an observer and helicopter pilot for over 10 years.

Officer Ambriz joined the department in 2005 as a part-time dispatcher and was promoted to Public Safety Officer in October 2006.

Marc Tilson, Public Safety Officer
Attended Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
Police Training—Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory P.O.S.T. Certificates

A Redlands native, Officer Tilson attended Redlands schools, and graduated from Redlands High School. He brings to the Public Safety team and the University community 30 years of law enforcement experience. His police career included three years with the Vernon (CA) PD, three years with Upland(CA) PD and 24 years with the Redlands PD where he retired from in 2009. His assignments included Patrol Officer, Training Officer, Detective (narcotics investigations, crimes against persons, robberies, missing persons, sexual assaults, assaults against persons, homicides and property crimes). He promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised in Patrol, Investigations, and a Narcotics team that was comprised of several Redlands Officers and several Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. He additionally served as the department’s Public Information Officer for major incidents. He is a graduate of the California P.O.S.T. Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Officer Tilson has been with Public Safety since November 2009.

Ric Moyer, Public Safety Officer
B.S.—Criminal Justice, Indiana University
Police Academy—Rio Hondo College, Whittier
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory P.O.S.T. Certificates

Born and raised in Indiana, Ric Moyer comes to the Public Safety Team with over 31 years of Law enforcement experience with the San Bernardino Police Department. Assignments have included Patrol Division, Motor Division, Warrant Detail, K-9’s, Training Officer, Community Policing, Investigations (Burglary, Homicide). He promoted through the various levels of the organization attaining the rank of lieutenant. Assignments included Area Commander, Watch Commander and Executive Officer of the Patrol Division.

Officer Moyer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and acquired several units towards his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy and has attained his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisor P.O.S.T. Certificates. He is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute in San Diego and has taught Criminal Justice Courses at ITT Technical Institute in San Bernardino and at the San Bernardino Valley College Extended Police Academy.

Officer Moyer has been with the Department of Public Safety since November of 2009.

Richard Rappisi, Public Safety Officer
B.S. – Biology, College of Santa Fe New Mexico
Police Training – California Youth Authority Academy

Officer Rappisi began his law enforcement career as a Probation Correctional Officer for the San Bernardino County Probation Department in 1994. In 1997, he became a Youth Correctional Counselor in the California Youth Authority supervising young adults who had been convicted of felony offenses. In 2000, he was promoted to a Parole Agent with the California Department of Corrections. His duties there included investigation, apprehension, and arrest of parolees. Officer Rappisi retired from the California Department of Corrections in May 2009.

Officer Rappisi joined the Department of Public Safety in September 2011.

John Blum, Public Safety Officer
M.P.A. – Public Administration, Cal Lutheran University
B.S. – Criminal Justice, Cal Lutheran University
Police Training – California Department of Corrections/Parole Academies

Officer Blum began his law enforcement career as a Youth Counselor in the California Youth Authority in 1977. He became an adult Parole Agent in 1985, and worked in Oakland, East Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, and San Diego. During his career, Officer Blum worked as a high control agent, supervising sex offenders and mentally disoriented parolees. Officer Blum has experience as a firearms and defensive tactics instructor. He retired as a California State Parole Agent with 32 years in the corrections system.

Officer Blum joined the Department of Public Safety in September 2011.

Enrico (Rick) Miglia, Public Safety Officer
B.S. – Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
A.S. – Administration of Justice, Rio Hondo College
Police Academy Training – Rio Hondo Police Academy
Post Certificates – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisor, Management

Officer Miglia comes to the Public Safety Team with 30 years of law enforcement experience all with the Monrovia Police Department. Assignments have included Patrol, Traffic, Police K-9 (Patrol & Narcotics), Grand Theft Auto Detective, Robbery/Homicide Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Community Policing Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant Watch Commander, Detective Bureau Lieutenant Commander, Captain Patrol Division Commander, Captain Services Division Commander. He has extensive experience in Community Policing, Budget and Grant Management,  Disaster Management, Advanced Officer Training and Development, Personnel Investigations, and Wildlife and Animal Control. Other collateral assignments have included, Director of Animal Control, Citizen’s Academy Coordinator, Chaplain Program Coordinator, Fleet Manager, Jail Manager, Weapons of Mass Destruction First Responder and Personal Protection Equipment Training Coordinator, Citizen’s Patrol Coordinator, and K-9 Program Coordinator. One of Officer Miglia’s proudest achievements is he and his K-9, “Dandy” to this date still hold the world record in narcotics assets seized at 2.5 billion dollars.

Officer Miglia retired from the Monrovia Police Department in 2010, and joined the Department of Public Safety in November, 2011.

Public Safety Support Staff

Erika Edwards
Public Safety Specialist

Priscilla Cagle

Connie Golaski

Matthew Wilmoth

Patricia Tafoya-Bryson 

Lillian Melendez
Shuttle Driver 

Fritz Good
Shuttle Driver

Debbie Fleshman*
Shuttle Driver

Ericka Phillips*
Shuttle Driver 

Dan Norcross



*Part time staff

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