Offices & Directories

Public Safety Officers and Staff

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.

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.

Tony Gorrell, Sergeant
B.S.—Organizational Leadership, Biola University
A.A.—Liberal Arts, San Bernardino Valley College
Police Training— San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory P.O.S.T Certificates

Officer Gorrell is a retired Sergeant from San Bernardino Police Department. He worked as a Patrol Officer and was one of the Department's first Problem Oriented Policing Officers. He transitioned from car to bicycle patrol and was eventually assigned to the traffic division as a Motorcycle Officer. He promoted to the rank of Corporal and became a Field Training Officer. He transferred into the detective bureau where he spent the majority of his investigative time assigned to Internal Affairs. He promoted again to the rank of Sergeant where he supervised patrol officers, worked as an administrator, Field Training Sergeant and traffic supervisor. Upon retiring, Tony worked for San Bernardino City School Police as a Gang Prevention Instructor. In that role, he taught life skills development to 1,000 at-risk students throughout the school district.  

Officer Gorrell joined the Department of Public Safety in November, 2012. Officer Gorrell was promoted to sergeant in December, 2014.  

Dave Waters, Sergeant
Police Training—California Highway Patrol Academy
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management P.O.S.T Certificates

Officer Waters retired from the California Highway Patrol in 2013, following 30 years of law enforcement experience. During his law enforcement career, Officer Waters worked road patrol duties before promoting to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he worked as a commercial enforcement supervisor before accepting an assignment as the Team Leader of the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) in San Diego, where he conducted high-profile, in-depth accident investigations. During that time, he also created and oversaw the Division's Canine Drug Interdiction Team. After leaving Border Division, Sergeant Waters retuned to field related duties before promoting to Lieutenant and being assigned to the Central Los Angeles Area. His final assignment was the Commander of the Riverside Auto-theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) Task Force where he conducted and oversaw auto-theft investigations throughout Riverside County.

Officer Waters joined the Department of Public Safety in July of 2013. Officer Waters was promoted to sergeant in June 2015.

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.

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.

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 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.

Humphrey Franciscus, Public Safety Officer  
A.S. – Administration of Justice, Cerritos College
Police Training – California Highway Patrol Academy
Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced P.O.S.T Certificates

Officer Franciscus began his law enforcement career with the California Highway Patrol in 1979. Upon graduation from the Academy in 1980, he was assigned to the Santa Ana Area where he worked patrol duties. Approximately seven years later he transferred to the Rancho Cucamonga Area where he transitioned from patrol car to motorcycle patrol and remained in that assignment fort he remainder of his career. During his career with the California Highway Patrol his duties included enforcing the California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, and other related codes. He was assigned to Dignitary Protection Details involving the President of the United States, Vice President, First and Second ladies, Governor of California, and other dignitaries as assigned. He was involved in Officer Safety Training, Weapons, Armorer and Range Officer. He was utilized as an Officer in Charge, Field Training Officer, and Certified Motorcycle Training Officer. Following 30 years of service with the California Highway Patrol, Officer Franciscus retired from the California Highway Patrol in 2009. From 2009-2014, he worked for the United States Marshalls Service providing protection for the Federal Judges and court buildings.

Officer Franciscus joined the Department of Public Safety in July 2014.    

Gregory D. Cowen, Public Safety Officer  
Police Training—San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy
P.O.S.T Certified Level 1 Reserve Officer

Born and raised in San Bernardino, Officer Cowen came to the Public Safety Team with 22 years of law enforcement experience working as a Certified Level 1 Reserve Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County, Yucaipa Station. Officer Cowen has been an employee for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department since December 1993 and remains in good standing with the Department. Officer Cowen has worked numerous assignments for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department including Routine Patrol, DUI Checkpoints, Crime Scene Investigations, Crowd Control, Undercover Details at various venues and other duties as assigned within the county. Officer Cowen was the Reserve Commander for the Line Reserves of Yucaipa for approximately 5 years. In conjunction with this law enforcement experience, he has worked for Loma Linda University Medical Center as a Pharmacist Technician for 27 years. While employed with LLUMC he was the Safety Coordinator of the Year in 2002.

Officer Cowen joined the Department of Public Safety in January 2015.    


William Flowers, Public Safety Officer  
Police Academy – California Highway Patrol Academy
Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced P.O.S.T Certificates

Officer Flowers retired from the California Highway Patrol in 2013, following a 30 year law enforcement career. Upon his graduation from the Academy, Officer Flowers worked patrol duties out of the Barstow Area office. As a Police Officer, he worked assignments such as Accident Review, Court Liaison, and a three year assignment at the rural Mountain Pass Resident Post. In 1996 Officer Flowers transferred to the Cache Creek Commercial Inspection Facility where he gained extensive experience in the enforcement of commercial vehicle and transportation regulations. His final assignment before retiring from the California Highway Patrol was as a Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement Officer out of the Inland Division, located in San Bernardino.

Officer Flowers joined the Department of Public Safety in January of 2015.   


Public Safety Support Staff

Erika Edwards
Public Safety Specialist

Matthew Wilmoth

Patricia Tafoya 

Cheryl Busha 

Donna Price* 

Sue Hood* 

Shelly Golec* 

Lillian Melendez
Shuttle Driver 

Fritz Good
Shuttle Driver

Debbie Fleshman
Shuttle Driver

Robin Jamison*
Shuttle Driver 

Akashia Ray*
Shuttle Driver 

Dan Norcross

John Chaffin*

*Part time staff

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