“JFK inspired me to do what I could for my community. Throughout my career, past, and current, I believe in doing what I can to make my community safe and healthy.”
Richard has been associated with the Institute for Public Strategies since 2009. He started as the Community Policing Coordinator on the Safe Border Community Project, then a Project Manager for Regional Projects, and then the Policy Strategist for the Binge and Underage Drinking initiative. Prior to joining IPS, Richard was a law enforcement professional with over 35 years of experience. His assignments included Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Community Service/Crime Prevention, and Police Community Relations. Richard is on the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Chula Vista Police Activities League. He is a voting member of the Chula Vista Elementary School Medi-Cal Collaborative.