2018 Prayer Breakfast
Regrettably, our 2018 offering of the Public Safety Prayer Breakfast has been canceled. Our intended speaker, LAPD Asst. Chief Robert Vernon Ret., has suffered some medical issues that will preclude his speaking this year. We remain committed to offering an encouraging presentation in 2019. We would also like to offer a family oriented “dessert” sometime in September, so please stay tuned for further information.
We would covet your prayers for Asst. Chief Vernon’s treatment and recovery and our intended September dessert.
In His Grace - Herb Smith, and the Board of Christians In Government/Christian Law Enforcement Fellowship.
2017 Prayer Breakfast
The 2017 Law Enforcement & Emergency Personnel Prayer Breakfast was held Friday morning, May 12, 2017. Our guest speaker was Dan Olson of the FBI.
Dan Olson is the Unit Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cryptanalysis & Racketeering Records Unit at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. From 1988 to 1997 Dan was an intelligence analyst and code breaker in the United States Army. He served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, then spent four years detailed to the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 1997 Dan left active duty and joined the FBI as a cryptanalyst. Since that time he has been involved in the decryption of criminal codes involving domestic and international terrorists, spies, violent criminals, drug traffickers, street and prison gangs, and organized crime.
He has been recognized as an expert in cryptology in courts throughout the United States and has been featured on History Channel, Court TV, CNN, and NBC Nightly News. Dan holds a B.A. in Criminology from Saint Leo College in Florida and a Masters in Forensic Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dan is also the Pastor of Missions at Cornerstone Church in Fredericksburg Virginia, where he and his wife lead urban ministries, outreach to the refugee and immigrant communities, and foreign missions in Central America.
To hear Mr. Olson’s message, please click the player below.
2016 Prayer Breakfast
The 2016 Law Enforcement Prayer Breakfast was held Friday morning, April 8th. Our speaker was Ret. Asst. LAPD Police Chief Robert L. Vernon. Chief Vernon served on the Department from 1954 through 1992. In those 38 years he worked all of the various entities of the Department, the last 10 years as a three star, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of Operations, commanding over ten thousand employees.
Since retiring, he founded and has been President of Pointman Leadership Institute presenting leadership training in over 60 countries and domestically to over 100 police agencies including: FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia; Minnesota Police Chiefs Association; Illinois Police Chiefs Association; Wisconsin Police Chiefs Association and The California Department of Justice. His course “Leadership Strategies” is approved by California POST and several other state approval agencies.
He has also presented the seminar to many church and business groups and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute (1987). The understanding and perspective Bob now holds is a priceless discernment of the state of our nation and world in a way few have ever grasped it, especially from a spiritual perspective. Bob has feet firmly in Biblical mandate as well as the international stage of men, Kings, Presidents, and Premiers, as well as what and who God has set aside for His own in the roiling social agendas that are so radically changing our times. He brings an understanding to our L.E. community that is rare and valuable, and one that, baptized with the spiritual character and understanding he has, brought much to the table for us all to ponder, take note of and set store by as we encounter the immediate future.
NOTE: We regret that an MP3 version of Chief Vernon’s message is not available as we had hoped.
2015 Prayer Breakfast
The 2015 San Diego Law Enforcement & Emergency Personnel Prayer Breakfast was held Friday March 6th at College Avenue Baptist Church. Approximately 700 people attended this popular annual event.
This year’s guest speaker was Lt. Col. David Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret). Dave is Director of the Warrior Science Group of Killology Research, www.killology.com, as well as a member of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.
To hear the compelling message from Col. Grossman, please click the audio player below.
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