Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee advises the Board of Directors on major policy-level matters related to public safety. The goals of the Committee are to improve the quality of life in the region by promoting public safety and justice through collaboration, information sharing, effective technology, and objective monitoring and assessment. The Public Safety Committee receives input from the Chiefs/Sheriff’s Management Committee. Recommendations of the Public Safety Committee are forwarded to the Board of Directors for action.  

The Public Safety Committee meetings are generally held at 1 p.m. on the third Friday of the month for approximately two hours. 

Staff contact: Dr. Cynthia Burke, 619.699.1910,


The Public Safety Committee is composed of elected officials and public safety representatives.

Jose Rodriguez, Chair, Councilmember, City of National City 
(Alternate) Mike Donovan, Councilmember, City of Coronado 
(Representing South County) 

John Minto, Vice Chair, Mayor, City of Santee 
(Alternate) Steve Goble, Deputy Mayor, City of El Cajon 
(Representing East County) 

Keith Blackburn, Mayor, City of Carlsbad
(Alternate) Ryan Keim, Deputy Mayor, City of Oceanside
(Representing North County Coastal) 

Raul Campillo, Councilmember, City of San Diego
(Alternate) Marni von Wilpert, Councilmember, City of San Diego 

Joel Anderson, Supervisor, County of San Diego
(Alternate) Terra Lawson-Remer, Supervisor, County of San Diego 

Caylin Frank, Councilmember, City of Poway 
(Alternate) Ed Musgrove, Councilmember, City of San Marcos 
(Representing North County Inland) 

Dave McQuead, Chief, Rancho Santa Fe Fire District
(Vice President San Diego County Chiefs Association)
(Alternate) Vacant
(Regional Fire/Emergency Medical Services)

Summer Stephan, District Attorney, San Diego County 
(Alternate) Jorge Duran, Chief Investigator 
(Alternate) Donald Holmes, Deputy Chief Investigator 
(San Diego County District Attorney) 

Kelly Martinez, Sheriff, San Diego County 
Richard Williams, Undersheriff San Diego County 
Brian Nevins, Assistant Sheriff San Diego County 
(County Sheriff) 

Chuck Kaye (Seat A), Chief, Coronado Police Department 
Kedrick Sadler (Seat B), Chief, Oceanside Police Department 
(Alternate) Jose Tellez, Chief, National City Police Department 
(Alternate) Roxana Kennedy, Chief, Chula Vista Police Department 
(Representing County Chiefs’/Sheriff’s Association) 

David Nisleit, Chief, City of San Diego Police Department 
(Alternate) Chris McGrath, Assistant Chief, City of San Diego Police Department 
(Alternate) Paul Connelly, Assistant Chief, City of San Diego Police Department 
(San Diego Police Department) 

Tommie Cocroft, Chief, California Highway Patrol 
(Alternate) Craig Root, Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol 
(Representing State Public Safety) 

Stacey Moy, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Alternate) Shelly S. Howe, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration 
(Alternate) Steven C. Stafford, United States Marshal 
(Representing Federal Public Safety) 

Karen Tucholski, Chief Operations Officer – Operations Support Services, North County Transit District 
(Alternate) Al Stiehler, Director, Transit Security and Passenger Safety, Metropolitan Transit System 
(Representing Regional Transit) 

Christopher Heiser, Executive Director, Office of Emergency Services, City of San Diego 
(Alternate) Jeffrey Toney, Director, San Diego Office, Office of Emergency Services, County of San Diego 
(Representing Homeland Security) 

Tara McGrath, United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
(Alternate) Kathleen Connon, Federal Security Director/SD, Transportation Security Administration 
(Alternate) Jesus Rocha, Deputy Field Office Director, ERO San Diego, Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
(Representing Federal Public Safety) 

Tamika Nelson, Chief Probation Officer 
(Alternate) Denise Huffhines, Assistant Chief Probation Officer 
(Representing County Public Safety) 

Robert Smith, Representative, Pala 
(Alternate) Leia Arviso, Representative, Inaja 
(Representing Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association) 

Matthew Crews, Force Protection Director, Navy Region SW 
(Alternate) Michial Michalovich, Mission Assurance Manager, MCI West — MCB Camp Pendleton 
(Representing Department of Defense)