SCI regularly features public safety professionals who are creating safer communities through their expertise and public service. Read below about the law enforcement officers who deserve the spotlight.

Lieutenant Mike Bland is a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sergeant Arlen Castillo is an 18-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department.
Martin Figueroa Parole Agent Supervisor Martin Figueroa is a 17-year veteran with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Chief Bisa French Chief Bisa French is a 23-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department in California.
Agent Evan Linney Agent Evan Linney is a veteran of the Chula Vista Police Department.
Chief Ben Lowry was a 20-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department.
Captain II Elaine Morales is a 31-year veteran of the LAPD and the Commanding Officer at West Traffic Division.
Chief Earl Paysinger Chief Earl Paysinger was a 41-year veteran of the LAPD and the USC Vice President of Civic Engagement.
LAPD Commander Marc Reina is the Commanding Officer of Central Area, the largest command of the 21 geographical patrol divisions in Los Angeles.
Chief John Thomas USC DPS Chief John Thomas was Chief of the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS). Prior to USC, he spent 21 years with the LAPD.
Community Service Manager Michelle Velasco USC DPS Community Service Manager Michelle Velasco is a 20-year veteran of the USC Department of Public Safety.
USC DPS Officer Michelle Ramirez-Velasco is a 6-year veteran of the USC Department of Public Safety. Prior to USC, she spent 16 years with the Santa Paula Police Department.

Officer Spotlight - El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry was a 20-year law enforcement veteran who was appointed to lead the El Monte Police Department in June 2022. Tragically, Chief Lowry passed away in October. He was 45. Thank you Chief Lowry for your service. Read more.

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