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Master of Ceremonies: Assistant Chief Boyd Long, San Diego Police Department
Boyd joined the San Diego Police Department in February 1985. He is currently the Assistant Chief of Police over Patrol Operations. Patrol Operations includes the nine patrol divisions, which provides police service to the 1.3 million residents in the City of San Diego. When combined, Patrol Operations includes over 1200 patrol officers, detectives, supervisory staff, civilian personnel and volunteers. Boyd has also held assignments as the Commanding Officer of Northern Division, Watch Commander-Field Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Central Area Station Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, Mobile Field Force (MFF) Coordinator, Police Academy Tactical Training Officer, Traffic Motorcycle Officer and Walking Enforcement Campaign Against Narcotics (WECAN) Officer.
Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University. He is also a graduate of the 230th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy (FBI-NA). Boyd is a member of the National University Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Security Network Advisory Committee and a presenter for the National Institute of Justice on Law Enforcement Technology.
Boyd has served as the incident commander or provided oversight to several of the recent critical events impacting the City of San Diego. During the 2007 Wildfires, Boyd served as the incident commander overseeing the evacuation and rescue of residents throughout the northern part of the City. In 2007, Boyd responded to the La Jolla Landslide and assumed the role of incident commander assuring evacuation and safety for the residents. Most recently, Boyd provided support and oversight to the incident commander at the scene of the 2008 jet crash in University City.
Boyd’s awards include several Commanding Officer’s Citations, Lifesaving Medal, Proclamation from the County of San Diego and Peacemaker of the Year from the National Conflict Resolution Center.
Keynote Speaker: Senator Wadie P. Deddeh
Senator Wadie P. Deddeh was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Baghdad, at the time a Jesuit run institution. In 1947 Senator Deddeh immigrated to the United States. While living in Michigan he obtained a master’s degree in education and political science from the University of Detroit. In 1960 Senator Deddeh and his family moved to Chula Vista, where he taught at Sweetwater High School, and Southwestern Junior College. Senator Deddeh was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1966. He served there for 16 years before moving to the State Senate in 1982. Senator Deddeh retired from the Senate in 1993, after 11 years of service there. During his legislative tenure he was always a strong supporter of law enforcement, and was routinely endorsed by PORAC and other law enforcement groups. His many awards include the Merit Citation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, State of California, “for outstanding meritorious service perpetuating the memory of our great leaders.” Senator Deddeh was also twice named Outstanding State Legislator in the United States by the Assembly of Government Employees.