Claim to fame:President of the Winnebago County Fraternal Order of Police


- Elwin E. Cooke -

Residence:Culver City

Current job:Retired

Law-enforcement experience:Chief of police of Culver City, officer in LAPD

Education:UCLA (undergraduate), University of La Verne (graduate)

Claim to fame:Served on the California Commission on Civil Rights as well as three other state boards

Notable:Once voted Law Enforcement Professional of the Year by the California Peace Officer’s Association


- Roderick E. Fletcher -

Residence:Quartz Hill

Current job:Compliance-support assistant at Internal Revenue Service criminal division

Law-enforcement experience:Has worked at the IRS since 1991

Education:Antelope Valley College

Claim to fame:Won 14 consecutive years’ worth of performance awards at the IRS


- Alan Dale Hamilton -

Residence:Southern Shores, North Carolina

Current job:Retired

Law-enforcement experience:Police chief of the town of Duck (North Carolina) from 2003 to 2007

Education:Southern Wesleyan University

Claim to fame: Awarded the Order of ?the Kentucky Colonel in 1991

Notable:Coaches middle-school football


- Richard L. Osborne Sr. -

Residence:Middlefield, Ohio

Current job: Director of administration in Tallmadge, Ohio

Number of employees supervised: 200

Law-enforcement experience: From 1971 to 1996, worked as a patrol officer, sergeant and criminal-investigations commander; served in the U.S. Army as a reservist

Education:Malone College (undergraduate)

Claim to fame: Negotiated a 25 percent reduction in city water rates


- David M. Singer -


Current job:Police chief of Whittier

Law-enforcement experience:Worked as police chief, deputy chief, detective and sergeant for the Signal Hill Police Department

Education:Cal State Long Beach (undergraduate and graduate)

Notable:Chaired LA IMPACT, a Los Angeles County narcotics task force

Claim to fame:Aggressively spearheaded anti-gang efforts in his city, alarming a segment of Latino citizens

Controversy:A female cop claimed numerous cases of sexual harassment at Singer’s Whittier department and won a $1.25 million judgment in 2005.

Quotable:“When you hear about [sexual harassment], you can usually point to one thing and say, ‘They really made a mistake here,’” Singer told a reporter. “But I didn’t see that here.”


* * Jack Anderson * *

Residence:Mission Viejo

Current job:Acting sheriff of Orange County

Law-enforcement experience:Rose through the ranks of the sheriff’s department beginning in 1986, served as a military policeman from 1979 to 1982

Education:Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)

Claim to fame:Became acting sheriff when Carona, indicted by the FBI, quit in January

Notable:Immediately began instituting reforms and reprimanding unethical and lazy deputies

Nice touch:Could have moved into Carona’s old executive office but said its next occupant should be the person who wins the interim appointment

Quote:“It’s time for dignity, honor and respect to be restored to this office.”


- Michael Greg Dettinger -

Residence:Manti, Utah

Current job:High-school English and Spanish teacher, part-time video-production business owner

Law-enforcement experience: None

Education:Cal State San Bernardino (undergraduate), Brigham Young University (graduate)

Claim to fame:Sanpete County commissioner from 2001 to 2004.

Notable:Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers in 1994 and 1996


- Joseph Fucito -

Residence:Bronx, New York

Current job:Undersheriff of New York City

Law-enforcement experience:With the sheriff’s office since 1988, after a two-year clerkship at the FBI

Education:Queens College (New York)

Notable:Led a team that busted a million-dollar bootleg Nike and Yankees headgear operation in 2003


- Terry Hart -

Residence:Los Angeles

Current job:Retired

Law-enforcement experience:28 years of law-enforcement work, most of it in patrol for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department


Claim to fame:A black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido

Controversy:In 1991, Hart shot a suspect in Stanton four times, including twice in the back.

Notable:Owner of Tactical Training Institute


- Joseph P. Grebmeier -

Residence:King City

Current job:Chief of police for Greenfield Police Department

Number of employees supervised:21

Law-enforcement experience:Began working as a deputy in 1977 and eventually spent 16 years as high-ranking officer in the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department

Education:San Jose State University (undergraduate); Cal State Polytechnic University at Pomona (graduate)


- Herman L. Kaskowitz -

Residence:Yorba Linda

Current job:Watch commander at LAPD

Law-enforcement experience:Served as command sergeant major in the Army, treasury agent, customs agent, IRS agent and Alcohol Beverage Control agent

Education:Cal State Los Angeles

Notable:Awarded 97 commendations during his 36 years at LAPD


- Jonathan W. Arnold -

Residence:Lake Forest

Current job:Vice president of sales for Mobile Specialty Vehicles Inc.

Law-enforcement experience:30 years with the Huntington Beach Police Department

Education:Cal State Polytechnic University at Pomona (undergraduate), Cal State Long Beach (graduate)

Notable:Once named Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s “Pilot of the Year”

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