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Dave Westrick, Client Services Director

Client Services Director

Dave Westrick

Chief David Westrick (ret) – 30+ years of law enforcement/government experience in California. Married to wife, Liz. He has two adult children. He enjoys extreme endurance competitions, adventure racing, rodeo, and volunteering with local causes. Chief Westrick began his law enforcement career in 1991 in the City of Los Banos. He moved onto Redwood City PD in 2001 and Hollister PD in 2003. He was sworn-in as Chief of Police in July of 2013. He retired in 2019. He is currently the Public Information Officer for San Benito County. Assignments he has worked include patrol, traffic, gangs, SRO, PIO, training, street crimes, budget, and investigations as he promoted thru the ranks. He was one of the first law enforcement executives on social media in the nation and was a featured TED speaker at TEDx Salinas. Has testified as an expert or has received advance training in gangs/gang violence, sexual assault, DUI, drugs & paraphernalia, deep & dark WEB, ICS (industrial control systems), social media and civil service/ bargaining unit negotiations/HR. •Union University (Cincinnati, OH) – Public Administration (BA). •FBI National Academy - Session 271 (Quantico, VA) graduate. •Sherman Block Leadership Institute (Sacramento, CA) graduate •California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) – Emergency Management certification

Anthony Escobar, Risk Control Director

Risk Control Director

Anthony Escobar

I retired from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in June 2017 and joined KSL in July 2017. I worked as an officer for the CHP in San Jose and in the Central Valley for just shy of 30 years. After retirement, I realized I still had a passion and drive to serve my community. Once I started working with KSL and became familiar with our curriculum, I realized I had found a great match to continue contributing to my community. My training and experience as a law enforcement officer while working for the CHP prepared me well for the work we do at KSL training events. I have two daughters who were in high school when I started at KSL and I quickly realized helping educators prepare for emergencies was an excellent and very needed and necessary service. We trained the staff at the school district where my kids attended, and when my youngest was a senior in high school, I got that call one day. Well, it was a text from my daughter. She said there was a shooter on campus. The campus locked down quickly and efficiently and nobody was physically hurt. It ended up being a hoax. An unknown student stole a walkie talkie and yelled, "Shooter on campus! Shooter on campus!" into the radio. So the entire town was terrified and traumatized for about 3 hours until it was discovered it was a hoax. I, too, was terrified for my daughter and all her classmates and teachers. During those moments, I wished EVERY educator everywhere had gone through our training, and I realized I wanted to teach every educator everywhere how to prepare for emergencies and especially how to lock down the classroom. I look forward to working with you.

John Wilson, Instruction & Curriculum Director

Instruction & Curriculum Director

John Wilson

John is the founder of CBL Training and Consulting, established in 2004. He has served as a sergeant in a major California law enforcement agency where he led a crisis intervention training unit. He is Advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified. He has worked street patrol, auto theft and drug investigations, general crimes, and as a police academy instructor (criminal law, impaired driving, and physical training). He has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and DRE instructor, homicide investigator, crime scene investigator (CSI), electronic surveillance (wiretap) operator, advanced sex crimes investigator, auto theft investigator, DOJ-BNE narcotics investigator, advanced rural and urban surveillance, and TSA Behavioral Detection among other certifications. Before becoming a peace officer, he was an "Outdoor Adventure Education Supervisor" for an at-risk youth program with the Tulare County Office of Education. He also worked for King's View Center as a "Child Care Worker" for a live-in substance abuse treatment facility in Fresno County. John served as a seasonal US Forest Service Wildland Firefighter in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon. John is an honorably discharged, non-commissioned officer (NCO), U.S. Army veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 25th Infantry Division, and an augmented member of the Joint Task Force - Full Accounting (JTF-FA)(62nd JFA)(Socialist Republic of Viet Nam). He is currently a Chaplain's Assistant/Religious Affairs NCO (serving all faiths) and a Military Emergency Management Specialist with the California State Guard (Army). John is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc in "Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and "Group Crisis Intervention." John has 1,000s of hours of domestic and international instructional experience from youth to adults and from a diverse international spectrum of government organizations, private organizations, and private citizens. John is a POST certified academy instructor, scenario coordinator, Institute of Criminal Investigation and Instructor Development Institute Level II instructor, POST physical training instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) instructor, and Force Options Simulator instructor. He has been involved in a deadly police combat shooting, has watched a fellow officer suffer gunshot wounds, and has witnessed the death of a fellow peace officer. John has been shot twice in the line of duty and he takes employee and public safety very seriously. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science General Psychology and focuses his practical and educational achievements on tactical bio-psychology and outdoor adventure. John has been married since 1996, has children, enjoys serious outdoor adventure, is an ultra-marathon runner (100 miles), an Ironman finisher (140.6 miles), and is a Christian.

Kris Anderson, Special Projects Director

Special Projects Director

Kristian Anderson

Kristian (Kris) Anderson is a United States Air Force veteran with specific experience serving as a military Police Officer (MP). Kristian has worked inside the California prison system in areas such as death row for over twelve years and currently works full time, recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Kristian has specific knowledge and expertise with video surveillance mapping and Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) drone operations. He has managed multi state, large scale emergency preparedness projects for numerous clients.

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