Logo (TM)  2014 - 2019 WSATI Southern Chapter

NOVEMBER 21, 2019


2019 WSATI Southern Chapter President Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Ontario Police Department.  Mick thanked everyone for making it to the meeting in all the traffic.

Chapter Title  Name/Click for E-Mail Current Agency Telephone
President: Mick O'Neill Hagerty SIU (213) 400-1030
Vice President: Johnny Miyasaki Long Beach Police (Retired) (562) 884-6402
Secretary: Melissa Somers Crime Prevention Program of SoCal (562) 860-9006
Treasurer: Joe Starbird Long Beach Police (310) 345-6465
Sergeant-At-Arms: Jesse Bravo Irwindale PD / TRAP (626) 423-2469
Associate Director: Luis Alvarez Viper Group Inc (949) 241-7243
Associate Director: Melissa Castaneda Automotive Collision Consultants (424) 203-9326
Associate Director: Jess Corral National Insurance Crime Bureau (626) 361-1574
Associate Director: Bruce Hosea LAPD / TRAP (626) 873-2361
Associate Director: Rob Midzuno Nationwide Insurance SIU (415) 290-6114
Associate Director: Mike Octave LASD / TRAP (626) 873-2360
Associate Director: Alan Skobin LASD / TRAP (818) 778-2970
Associate Director: Richard Spallinger National Insurance Crime Bureau (520) 940-8831
2018 Past President: Jeff Enfield LASD / TRAP
(626) 572-5623
Legal Counsel: Richard O. Knapp Knapp & Spurlock, LLP (714) 434-9600

Other 2019 WSATI Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Secretary Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal)
Treasurer Joe Starbird (Long Beach Police)
Sergeant-At-Arms Jesse Bravo (Irwindale PD / TRAP)
Associate Director Luis Alvarez (Viper Group)
Associate Director Melissa Castaneda (Automotive Collision Consultants)
Associate Director Jess Corral (
National Insurance Crime Bureau)
Associate Director Bruce Hosea (LAPD / TRAP)
Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU)

Vice President Johnny Miyasaki (Long Beach Police)Associate Director Michael Octave (LASD / TRAP), Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD / TRAP), Associate Director Richard Spallinger (NICB), Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP), and 2018 Past President Jeff Enfield (LASD / TRAP) could not make it to the meeting.

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents who were in attendance:

Ted Saraf (1992) and Gary Labb (2000).

Logo  2007 - 2014 WSATI Southern Chapter

Mick then introduced the Guest Speaker, Brad Sweeney, from Callyo mobile technology.  Brad gave an enlightening presentation on the various products provided by Callyo.  Brad gave the attendees the opportunity to interact in real time to see how Callyo products could be immediately available and utilized.

Mick then invited those who purchased luncheon tickets to enjoy their lunch while networking with the others in the room.  A catered lunch was provided to the attendees by Marguerite Siliceo and Carin McClain of Chefs A La Carte Catering.

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill, with the help of Melissa SomersRob Midzuno, Luis Alvarez, and Jesse Bravo.  The raffle helps raise money for WSATI funds that assist in putting on future seminars, as well as supporting events such as the San Diego and Orange County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year programs.  

Following the rafle, Mick opened up the Roundtable Discussion.  Webmaster Gary Labb (Santa Ana Police / OCATT [retired]) advised the attendees of the encrypted online networking roster and gave the attendees the password to allow them access to the roster.

There were several new faces that came to the meeting, as well as several "old" members who had not been to the meetings in some time.  Thank you all for your attendance.

Mick announced that the next meeting / luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at a venue to be determined.

The meeting was adjourned.

PS: The Department flags were at half mast due to the passing of Ontario Police Detective Joshua Ray Burks on November 2, 2019.


The Training Meetings / Luncheons begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Lunch is served about 11:30 a.m.  We would recommend coming about 9:30 a.m. to meet your peers and share coffee or tea. 
The cost is:
Training Meeting / Luncheon   $25.00 Training Meeting / No Luncheon  $10.00
(includes one raffle ticket) (morning coffee/tea included)


The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00 am at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Avenue (Northeast corner of Trask and Newhope), Garden Grove, CA 92843 714-534-1952.

The Guest Speaker has not yet been confirmed.  Please check back here for updated Speaker and topic information.

Crime Prevention Program (CPP) for the Construction Industry of Southern California will present their annual John Hootman Memorial Award.

The 2020 WSATI Southern Chapter Officers will be introduced at the meeting.

For a map to this location, please click here.

RSVPs are required for the luncheon portion of this meeting. Only RSVP if you will be attending the luncheon portion of this meeting.  Please RSVP via rsvp@wsati.org by Thursday, January 9, 2020 noon (12:00 pm).   The WSATI Southern Chapter Officers are also seeking your thoughts about future training at the meetings.  Please include your ideas of what you'd like to see when you make your RSVP for this meeting.
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