Assistant Executive Pastor
August 2016 to Present
For a church of approximately 2,500 adult attendees with a General Fund budget of $7.75 million responsibilities include budget administration, human resources, facilities (386,000 square feet of facilities on 15 acre campus) the church cafe, library, sports ministries and shepherding. Also teach and manage church membership and baptism class. Responsible for development of strategy for connecting new attendees with existing community groups and overall discipleship effort.
City Manager, City of San Marino
July 2012 to July 2016
Serve as the Chief Executive Officer for a full service city. Recommend and/or implement programs and policies established by the City Council. Lead an Executive Management Team consisting of six Department Heads. Responsible for a $23 million operating budget and $3 million capital improvement budget as well as 135 full time equivalent employees. Worked with Council, Community and Consultant on a Strategic Plan. Through partnership with local Rotary expanded recreation facilities, facilitated cities first venture with public art, established sister city relationships with cities in Taiwan and China, worked with local businesses to develop, retain and recruit business.
Successfully negotiated Police and Fire contracts with PERS concessions, increased city’s revenues through investments and conservative fiscal policies, conducted fee study to recover uncollected fees. Renegotiated city’s solid waste services contract and currently negotiating with city’s water provider for a new ten-year franchise agreement. Remodeled City Hall, installed city’s first bike lane(s), obtained $900,000 transportation grant for town center revitalization, reduced fire costs by $250,000 a year and improved efficiency by consolidating fire command with two adjacent cities, reduced electricity costs with $3 million street light conversion project. Obtained City Council approval of Historic Preservation Ordinance, worked with resident group to renew city’s Utility User Tax and Public Safety Tax.
Director of Public Safety, City of San Marino
July 2011 to January 2012
In addition to police chief responsibilities assumed command of the San Marino Fire Department which included two Division Chiefs, three Captains, four Engineers and eleven Firefighter/Paramedics and a budget of $4.2 million.
Police Chief, City of San Marino
October 2007 to June 2012
Department head for a municipal police department with 28 sworn personnel and 6 full time civilian personnel serving a diverse population of 13,000 residents with an annual budget of approximately $5,000,000. Improved relationship with majority Chinese population, worked with Council to amend municipal code for medical marijuana, residency restrictions for sex registrants, overnight parking, false alarms and barking dogs, initiated Department participation with regional SWAT Team and DEA drug task force, oversaw implementation of women’s self defense class.
Police Chief, City of Placentia
November 2004 to March 2007
Department head for a municipal police department with 55 officers and 18 full time civilian personnel serving a population of 50,000 residents with an annual budget of approximately $11,000,000. Served as City liaison for fire and animal control contracts; implemented street sweeping parking enforcement program, sought and obtained traffic grant to expand Traffic Bureau and added Commercial Enforcement Officer. Re-instituted Reserve Police Officer Program, enhanced gang enforcement efforts by adding an officer to the Tri-Agency Resource Gang Enforcement Team (TARGET), initiated partnership with the O.C. District Attorney’s Office for a civil gang injunction and the California Department of Justice Gang Suppression Team (GSET), collaborated with Boys and Girls Club to obtain gang prevention grant and assumed responsibility for entire City’s Information Technology.
Police Captain, City of Seal Beach
September 1998 to November 2004
Division Commander: Responsible for all uniformed functions including Patrol, Field Training, Traffic and Parking Enforcement, Investigations as well as Records, Property, a contract jail operation, Animal Control and Senior Volunteer Program. Served as Acting Chief of Police in Chief’s absence, worked with merchants, service clubs and alcohol distributors to reduce problems associated with Main Street pub patrons. Sought and obtained grant funds for regional traffic program, and various equipment and technology. Worked with management and labor organizations on Department’s first interest based problem solving team, served as interim Director of Recreation.
Police Lieutenant, City of Cypress
June 1985 to September 1998
Administrative Services Commander: Managed and supervised Community Relations/Crime Prevention, Emergency Services and Information Technology. Managed Police Budget, Records, Property, Evidence, Personnel, Training, Fleet Maintenance and Facilities. Established a Disaster Team of city employees and completed the city’s mandated Disaster Plan. Served as a Police Department representative on Planning Department’s Design Review Committee.
Investigations Bureau Commander: Managed and supervised the Investigations Bureau, Special Enforcement Team, Warrant Entry Team, Records, and Personnel and Training. Improved departmental perception, interdivisional cooperation and overall efficiency of Detective Bureau, developed personnel and policy procedures. Coordinated and implemented shared court liaison services with Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
Patrol Bureau Commander: Managed the patrol function including Field Training Officer Program, Canine Program, Communications Bureau, Traffic and Motor Programs. Investigated citizen complaints, participated in various facets of disciplinary matters and various civil liability issues. Drafted application for a traffic grant that re-instituted motor program. Developed and implemented a pilot Problem Oriented Policing program and represented City in negotiations with police association.
Police Sergeant, City of Cypress
1983 – 1985
Assigned to the Patrol Bureau of the Operations Division as a Field Supervisor. Primary responsibilities consisted of overseeing, supervising, and evaluating various operations of the Patrol Bureau. Prepared written evaluations of Officers, computerized officer activity report, developed and implemented a Truancy Program and served as Reserve Coordinator.
Police Agent, City of Cypress
1979 – 1983
Assigned to the Investigations Bureau and Personnel and Training. As a Detective, worked juvenile crimes, sex crimes, auto theft and child abuse. Responsible for management of all departmental training.
Police Officer, City of Cypress
1975 – 1979
As an Officer, worked Patrol and Investigations, handled emergency and non-emergency service requests. Served as a Field Training Officer and as a Crime Scene Investigator.
Police Cadet, City of Cypress
1974 – 1975
Performed community relations functions including dispatch, complaint desk, bicycle safety enforcement and traffic control.
University of Southern California, 1990-1994, Master’s Degree in Public Administration
California State University at Long Beach, 1982-1987, Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Rio Hondo Community College, 1975 – Certificate of completion for the Basic Police Academy
Fullerton Community College, 1972-1974,Associate in Arts degree in Police Science
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
P.O.S.T. Executive, Management and Supervisory Certificates, P.O.S.T. Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic Certificates, Teaching Credential, Polygraph Certification, Ministerial License from the Evangelical Free Church of America and California Driver’s License.
- CJPIA Executive Academy, 2014
- Korean American Experience for Law Enforcement, 2011
- P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards & Training) Executive Development Course, 2001
- P.O.S.T. Command College, Class 27, 1999
- Zero Tolerance Harassment Prevention, 1993
- Women in Law Enforcement, 1988
- Effective Management Communications, 1987
- Cost and Budget Analysis Course, 1983
During my career, I have either been involved with or am currently involved with a variety of organizations or operations including:
- City of Fullerton Citizens’ Infrastructure Review Committee
- Elder/Treasurer First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
- Boys and Girls Club of Placentia / Yorba Linda and Cypress
- POST Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Consultant
- Adjunct faculty member at CSULB, Golden West and Fullerton College
- Orange County Probation Chaplain
- POST Command College Assessor and Mentor
- Rotary Clubs of San Marino and Cypress
- League of Ca. Cities Transportation, Communication & Public Works Committee Member
- Orange County’ Probation Chief’s Award, 2013 L.A. Chinese-American Sheriff
- Advisory Committee Community Leadership Award, 2012 49th Assembly District’s
- Make a Difference Award Recipient, 2011 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding
- Volunteer Service, County of Orange, 2004
- South Orange County Optimist Club Peace Officer of the Year, 1996
- U.S.C. Certificate of Merit – Outstanding Master’s Graduate Student, 1994
- Cypress Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, 1991
- C.S.U.L.B. Outstanding Criminal Justice Student, 1988