Speakers

Name Summary State
Kenyen Brown, U.S. Attorney (Fmr.)

Kenyen Brown began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, and transitioned shortly thereafter to the Southern District of Alabama as an Assistant United States Attorney.

AL
Sgt. Shane Blalock

Sgt. Shane Blalock started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Hamilton Police Department in Alabama. He later transferred to the Florence Police Department where his duties have included supervising dive team operations and the Crisis Negotiation Unit.

AL
Special Agent Finn Selander (Ret.)

  The son of a Holocaust survivor, Finn Selander grew up knowing he wanted a career in law enforcement, fighting for truth and justice. The TV shows of his youth inspired him to help society.

AZ
Deputy Sheriff Jay Fleming (Fmr.)

For 15 years, Jay Fleming fought against the burgeoning drug trade as a police officer in Spokane, Washington. He trained undercover narcotics officers and hired out to other departments across the Northwest, conducting long-term undercover investigations for murder, drugs, and money laundering cases.  

AZ
Deputy Sheriff Nick Dial (Fmr.)

Nicholas “Nick” Dial has served as both a deputy sheriff and a municipal police officer. Nick is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Beta Cappa Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society.

AZ
Officer Jack Wilborn (Ret.)

Jack Wilborn joined the Glendale Police Department as a reserve officer in the mid 1980s because he wanted to serve his friends, family, and neighbors through volunteer work. In his department, reserve officers performed nearly the same role as active duty police.

AZ
Chief Chris Magnus

Chris Magnus began his career in 1979 as a dispatcher with the City of Lansing, Michigan. He later became a deputy sheriff with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department before transitioning to the Lansing Police Department, where he eventually rose to Captain of Administrative Services.

AZ
Kurt Altman, Assistant U.S. Attorney (Fmr.)

Kurt Altman worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for close to 6 years where he was responsible for prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases ranging from homicide and capital cases to complex white collar matters. In 2001, he became the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

AZ
Chief Sylvia Moir

Sylvia Moir began her law enforcement career in 1990 as an officer for the Sacramento Police Department. Over the course of 18 years, Moir served in every division of the department including Metro Operations, Special Investigations, and the Office of the Chief.

AZ
Judge Ronald Reinstein

Judge Ronald Reinstein began his legal career in 1974 as the Deputy Attorney for Maricopa County. In 1985, he was appointed to the bench of the Arizona Superior Court.

AZ
Detective Nick Morrow (Fmr.)

  Nick Morrow served as a deputy sheriff and detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked custody, patrol, narcotics and training assignments. He was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor and provided training to hundreds of law enforcement officers.  

CA
Deputy Chief Stephen Downing (Ret.)

Stephen Downing began his 20-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police. As Commander of the Bureau of Special Investigations at one point, the Administrative Narcotics Division was one of the divisions within his scope of authority. Downing is an expert on issues related to police militarization, civil […]

CA
Officer Kyle Kazan (Ret.)

Kyle Kazan gained recognition as an expert in gang and drug identification and eradication during the time spent as an officer in Los Angeles Countys Torrance Police Department. Today, Kyle Kazan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beach Front Properties Management.    

CA
Sergeant Carl Tennenbaum (Ret.)

Carl Tennenbaum became a Field Training Officer (FTO) in 1984, a position that he held during the entire course of his career. As a FTO, he was responsible for teaching police recruits the strategies of safe and successful patrol duties.

CA
David Long, Special Agent (Fmr.)

David M. Long served for nearly nine years as a special agent with the US. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, Division of Labor Racketeering, working union corruption and related organized crime cases in Florida. Later, he was transferred to Los Angeles where he began investigating identitytheft cases tied to the Mexican Mafia.

CA
Judge James P. Gray (Ret.)

Judge James P. Gray authored “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed And What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs.” It was the culmination of his experience as a former federal prosecutor, defense attorney, and trial judge.

CA
Sergeant William John Cox (Fmr.)

  William John Cox is a retired prosecutor and former police sergeant. During his time with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), he authored their department Policy Manual. He also wrote the chapters on the role of police in America for the Police Task Force report of President Nixon’s National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice […]

CA
Carol Ruth Silver, Director of Prison Legal Services (Fmr.)

  Carol Ruth Silver is licensed to practice law in California, before federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Silver was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where she served three terms. In 2007, after a robust political career, Silver accepted an appointment as Director of Prisoner Legal Services for the San […]

CA
James Anthony, Prosecutor (Fmr.)

James Anthony spent three years as an award-winning Neighborhood Law Corps attorney and zoning prosecutor in Oakland, California. He is a long-time leading lawyer and political strategist in the medical and adult-use marijuana movements. He currently runs a private legal practice in Oakland.

CA
Deputy Sheriff Nate Bradley (Fmr.)

  Nate Bradley served almost seven years a deputy for the Sutter County Sheriff, where the majority of his time was spent working with local communities to reduce crime and address problems in the area.  He’ is currently the President of the California Cannabis Industry Association and an expert on marijuana policy, industry, and regulations.    

CA