- Robert H. Lewis Jr. -

Residence:Lake Elsinore

Current job:Unemployed after working three years as a social-development director and the previous five as an environmental-safety manager

Law-enforcement experience:18 years as a police officer for an unspecified city

Education:University of Phoenix (undergraduate), Minot State University (graduate)

Quotable:“Advanced skill level as it relates to word processing.”


* * Beau Babka * *

Residence:Draper, Utah

Current job:Undersheriff of Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Law-enforcement experience:Served as police chief of South Salt Lake

Orange County connection:Babka and his wife were married and lived in Laguna Niguel.

Education:Weber State University (undergraduate), Brigham Young University (graduate)

Claim to fame:Performs an “Ask Beau” public-safety segment on a Salt Lake City radio show

Notable:Ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat in 2004 and took over a police force in South Salt Lake City that had been plagued by five officers who’d either groped a female motorist, committed theft, used cocaine or beaten a spouse

Quotable:“I’m very open to opening our ?police department to the scrutiny I think it probably deserves,” Babka said in 2006, regarding the scandals.


- James N. Speros -

Residence:British Columbia, Canada

Current job:Retired from San Francisco Police Department as a captain

Law-enforcement experience:Campus cop, patrol officer and special-operations commander for the Pentagon in Afghanistan

Education:San Francisco State University

Notable:Won 150 awards during his career


- Stacey L. Smith -

Residence:Chicago, Illinois

Current job:Patrol sergeant

Law-enforcement experience:10 years with the Chicago Police Department in various capacities, including narcotics and gang suppression, plus management over beat, desk and tactical officers

Education:Calumet College of St. Joseph (undergraduate and graduate)

Claim to fame:Recently delivered a baby while on duty

Notable:Worked full-time, raised four young children, attended college for a master’s degree and regularly worked out at a fitness pole-dancing gym

Quotable:“I don’t have a whole lot of time to be feminine,” Smith told a reporter last year. “This [exotic pole dancing] kind of helps to get your sensuality back, not to mention physical fitness.”


- Erik P. Mansoor -

Residence:San Clemente

Current job:Orange County deputy sheriff

Law-enforcement experience:Animal Control officer, Garden Grove patrol cop, deputy marshal and insurance investigator

Education:Orange Coast College (AA)

Claim to fame:Owner of Small Fortunes, an Internet retail shop that sells Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl products

Quotable:“Business as usual got us into this mess, and business as usual will keep us there.”


* * Sandra Hutchens * *

Residence:Dana Point

Current job:Retired

Law-enforcement experience:Began as a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in 1978, rose through the ranks, and from 2003 to 2007, served as division chief for Homeland Security

Education:University of La Verne

Claim to fame:Coordinated Homeland Security Advisory Council in LA County

Notable:Trained Russian police in hate-crime prevention and investigations


- Frederick T. Brink -

Residence:Madison, Michigan

Current job:Special agent in charge for the FBI’s Mississippi offices

Law-enforcement experience:More than two decades with the FBI in Virginia, Hawaii, New York, Florida and Saudi Arabia

Education:United States Naval Academy (undergraduate), Rutgers University (graduate)

Claim to fame:Served as personal representative of the FBI director to the nations of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman

Notable:Considered an expert in foreign counterintelligence and terrorism

Quotable:“It’s never easy to investigate one of your own. However, public-corruption investigations remain a top priority,” Brink said earlier this year, after his probe nailed a Mississippi assistant police chief and another cop for repeatedly ordering a police dog to maul a suspect, and then attempting a cover-up.


- Kenneth R. Ramsey Sr. -

Residence:Batavia, Illinois

Current job:Regional coordinator at the Mid-State Organized Crime Information Center

Law-enforcement experience:Sheriff of Kane County (Illinois) from 1978 to 2006, Pentagon counterintelligence task force from 1983 to 1989

Education:National-Louis University

Claim to fame:Served as a counterintelligence agent during the Vietnam War

Notable:The Chicago Tribune once described Ramsey as a “fiercely independent” lawman known for a secretive style.


- Gerald E. Mines -

Residence:Oakland Gardens, New York

Current job:Police-procedures expert and consultant

Law-enforcement experience:Parlayed a four-year stint as a New York City Police Department captain into a job as police commissioner in Mount Vernon, New York, in 2006

Education:John Jay College of Criminal Justice (undergraduate), New England College (graduate)

Claim to fame:Rescued people during the World Trade Center attacks

Notable:Applied in 2007 to become police chief on the Hawaiian island of Kauai


- Kenneth C. Whisman -

Residence:Westfield, Indiana

Current job:Superior Court office manager

Number of employees supervised:Six

Law-enforcement experience:24 years as a deputy sheriff

Education:Indiana University (undergraduate), Indiana Wesleyan University (graduate)

Notable:Helped investigate the infamous “gay slayings” murder mystery that plagued Indiana and Ohio during the 1980s and ’90s


- Nicholas John Paros -

Residence:Bel Air, Maryland

Current job:Owner of a Baltimore, Maryland, liquor store

Law-enforcement experience:From 1983 to 2006, Paros rose through the ranks of the Maryland State Police, eventually serving in a command position before launching a high-volume liquor store.

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