Los, Richard Allen
Professional in Residence - Criminal Justice
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  • Lecturer, Utah Valley University, Criminal Justice
  • Program Chair, Broadview University, Criminal Justice
  • Deputy Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Retired
  • Instructor, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy
  • Selected by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy as a specialized instructor for celebrities and high profile individuals to become Reserve Deputies.
  • Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University, Justice Administration
  • Proactive leadership skills, positive coaching and motivational practices
  • Lifelong advocate of continued learning and advancement; very effective in influencing the grasp of knowledge and love of learning in others



Masters Degree in Public Administration, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

     Emphasis: Police Administration

Bachelors Degree in Justice Administration, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

     Minor: Health Science



  • Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate (P.O.S.T.)
  • Intermediate Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate (P.O.S.T.)
  • Requalification Course (P.O.S.T.)
  • Certificate of Merit - #1 Academy Cadet, Class 165 L.A.S.D.
  • Commendation – Operation Safe Streets, L.A.S.D.
  • Commendation – First Aid Instructor, L.A.S.D.
  • Honorable Discharge – Army National Guard
  • Commendation – Army National Guard
  • Service Certificate – Army National Guard






Workshop: Irvine Valley College Career Week

   Topic: Secrets to Obtaining a Career in Law Enforcement

Guest speaker: PBS Televised Program

   Topic: Deputy Sheriff’s Reserve Program

Guest Speaker: Orange County Women’s Group

   Topic: Rape Prevention

Guest lecturer: Brigham Young University Law Enforcement Club

   Topic: Becoming a Police Officer




2015 – Present     Lecturer                                               Utah Valley University

Full time lecturer in the Criminal justice Department. Provide classroom instruction for introduction and upper division courses. Total course load 15 credits per semester. Develop and expand student internships with local Police and Sheriff’s Departments. Develop an online Security Course.


2014 – 2015     Training/Supervision                            All Pro Security

Duties include: Train all new security guards in State Laws and Company policies. Concurrent training for current P.O.S.T. graduates and security guards . Background investigations on all new employees. Supervision and investigations at security sites.


2012 – 2013           Program Chair                                         Broadview University

Develop and provide program-specific training for new faculty members within the program. Develop and implement strategies for improving community awareness of the academic program. Provide classroom instruction. Collaborate with Career Services to identify placement and internships. Participate in professional growth and in-service activities. (Taught a Parole & Probation class, winter 2014 at their request)


2005 – 2011               Tactical Flight Deputy         Los Angeles Sheriff’s Aero Bureau

Duties include General Air Patrol, assist ground units in the pursuit and apprehension of suspects, set up perimeter on suspect locations and coordinate vehicle pursuits. Trained in the use of Night Light and Flir.


2000 – 2005                     Academy Instructor             Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy

Duties included instructor of Post Domains, lead physical training instructor, and evaluator of cadets in their overall performance as a future law enforcement officer.


1997 – 2000                     Deputy Sheriff – General Patrol   West Hollywood Station

Performed general patrol activities with emphasis on the diverse communities of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Russian immigrant population.


1990 – 1997                     Deputy Sheriff – General Patrol     Walnut/San Dimas Station

Various assignments included:

Patrol: performed general duties including responding to emergencies such as armed robberies, burglaries, shootings and domestic violence.

Traffic Enforcement: Included general traffic duties such as writing traffic citations, directing traffic and accident investigation.

Special Assignments: 1992 Los Angeles Civil Disturbances (Riots). Conducted patrol activities within the crime impacted area.

Catalina Island: Special Patrol duties relating to the specific criminal problems of an island community.

Universal Studios: Special Patrol duties relating to the specific criminal problems within the studio and amusement operations.


1984 – Present                 Actor/Model                             Screen Actors Guild

Principal actor in over 60 commercials and numerous movies and television shows. Over 100 print assignments for magazines and promotional advertisements.        


1978 – 2001                    CEO/Owner             Sierra Western Adventure Trips (S.W.A.T.)

Owned and operated a white water rafting Tour Company. Organized rafting trips on the American River in Northern California. Extensive knowledge of risk and liability management. Marketed rafting company through networking, brochure distribution and innovative promotional techniques. Interaction with City, County and Federal agencies in regards to rules, laws and regulations dealing with safety, rafting, camping etc. Summer operation.


1978 – 1987                     Adjunct Professor                  Brigham Young University

Taught numerous undergraduate and graduate Justice Administration courses, developed comprehensive course curriculum and exams utilizing “real world” law enforcement experiences. Designed an Associates Criminal Justice Program for BYU Hawaii campus.


1976 – 1978                       Youth Service Director – Summers   Los Angeles City Schools

Staff Director in charge of excursions for Children ages 5 to 12. Worked with principles, teachers, P.T.A. and parents setting up educational, recreational and sports trips throughout the Los Angeles area.


1973 – 1976                         Deputy Sheriff                             Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

Civil Division: Assigned to Service and Enforcement Bureau. Duties: Plain clothes security unit that handled high profile trials which involved threats of violence. Assigned to the Patti Hearst and Little and Romero trials.

Additional Assignments: Court Bailiff Services. Served criminal and civil subpoenas.









CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Presents the process, institution, and administration of criminal justice in the United States. Examines the crime problem and criminal law. Discusses criminal law, law enforcement, criminal prosecution, criminal defense, bail, the jury system, and sentencing. Explores the correctional system; namely, probation, prisons, inmate’s rights, and parole.


CJ 1330 – Criminal Law (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of criminal law. Covers history and terminology of the criminal justice system, the elements of specific offenses, and the role of the criminal justice profession in the fact-gathering process.


CJ 290R – Law Society (1 Credit)

Elective credit for students interested in law or law-related professions. Provides a program of activity related to current legal issues, encouraging social awareness and developing law and civic consciousness. Students arrange for guest speakers from the legal and criminal justice professions to present information concerning their professions. Teaches leadership skills by serving on committees.


CJ 4250 Criminal Justice Career Strategies (2 Credits)

Emphasizes the development of effective techniques for successfully locating, applying for and securing employment as well as advancing in a Criminal Justice related career path. Includes industry and job research, demonstration, role play, and application exercises. Provides for coop/internship experiences.




CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (5 Credits)

This course examines the three main components of criminal justice: policing, judicial and corrections system. American criminal justice theories are introduced with an emphasis on current practices in community, juvenile and corporate environments.


CJ 220 Security: Private, Local, State & Federal (4 Credits)

This course identifies the issues in public safety and the private sector and details 21st century responses to those challenges. The course presents the foundations of security practices, models as the basis for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of private and government systems, future implications of social and political paradigm shifts for security methods and systems and the impact of globalization and diversity of local populations.




CJ 240 Corrections (5 Credits)

This course is an in-depth analysis of the punishment phase of the criminal justice system. Students study the vast collection of people, agencies and organizations that manage offenders and the challenges faced by those organizations in modern society.


CJ 261 Behavioral Science (4 Credits)

The objective of this course is to present students with a clear, contemporary and comprehensive analysis of criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime prevention strategies.


CJ 320 Correctional Counseling (4 Credits)

This course is an introduction to evidence-based counseling and treatment methods in relationship to juvenile offender issues and rehabilitation. Students review the work of leading experts in the field of counseling and treatment strategies. Also study ways to use statistical data for research and analysis.


CJ 370 Cybercrime (4 Credits)

Students analyze the background, history and terminology of computer crime. They also study how the internet, criminal behavior and computer crime have evolved, and how cybercrime affects law enforcement investigations.



Taught numerous courses for the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) system. Domains taught are listed below:


#1   History, Professionalism, and Ethics               # 22 Vehicle Pullovers

#2   Criminal Justice System                                     # 23 Crimes in Progress

#3   Community Relations                                         # 24 Handling Disputes

#6   Crimes Against Property                                   #26   Unusual Occurrences

#7   Crimes Against Persons                                     #30   Preliminary Investigations

#8   General Criminal Statutes                                #32   Physical Fitness/officer Stress

#10 Sex Crimes                                                           #39   Crimes Against the Justice System

#15 Laws of Arrest




JA 101 Introduction to Justice Administration (3 Credits)

       Philosophy and historical background, agencies of criminal justice, and evaluation of    

       law enforcement today.


JA 102 Law Enforcement Organization (3 Credits)

       The role of the law enforcement agency in the administration of justice; basic police  


JA 301 Evidence (3 Credits)

       Evidence and Proof; kinds, degrees, admissibility, competency, and weight; laws and

       rules of evidence.


JA 302 Investigation (3 Credits)

       Investigation theory, objectives, and procedures; specific techniques for selected

       Offenses; special problems in investigation.


JA 305 Administration of Juvenile Justice (3 Credits)

       Organization, function, and jurisdiction dispositional alternatives; juvenile law and

       court procedures.


JA 306 Criminalistics (3 Credits)

       Techniques of scientific criminal detection, emphasizing value of special scientific aids

       to investigators.


JA 338 Justice Administration Research and Evaluation (3 Credits)

       Analyzing needs for improvement in agencies; data collection and analysis, establishing

       Priorities and criteria, preparing budgets and grant proposals.


JA 366 Criminal Law (3 Credits)

       Nature, sources, and types of criminal law; classification and analysis by the law    

       enforcement officer of crimes in general and of specific offenses.