Free Speaker Series! Operations at the Port of Los Angeles and How They Are Protected

Free Speaker Series Operations in the Port of Los Angeles

Free Speaker Series!

Operations at the Port of Los Angeles and How They Are Protected

Hosted by UCLA Extension & the Port of Los Angeles




Please join Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy S. Sullivan, Captain James D. Jenkins, and Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Ronald J. Boyd for a conversation on modern port security and all of its complexities. The discussion will  allow the audience to gain a better understanding of how the port works operationally and the importance it has to the surrounding area and our country. Mr. Sullivan will also moderate a dis- cussion of port security with the two components, and will address how the Port of Los Angeles is viewed as a leader in security from the DHS and international perspectives.


Schedule & Location:

Thursday, Oct 31 9am-12pm

Port of Los Angeles

Administration Bldg. Board Room, 2nd Floor 425 S. Palos Verdes St. San Pedro, CA


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About the Speakers:


Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy S. Sullivan

Owner- CUTTER- MAN LLC-Maritime Consultant Rear Admiral Sullivan recently completed a 36 year career with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was formerly head of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM,) whose mission was simply to “prepare the Coast Guard’s total workforce.” FORCECOM is a large and dynamic training and performance command, consisting of over 2600 field positions and 100 staff who are responsible for delivering operational and mission support training and assessment, as well as promoting and ensuring force interoperability and standardization through published doctrine and exercise support. As head of FORCECOM, Sullivan oversaw a $300M budget encompassing 7 large training centers & 8 subordinate units which operated 800 individual courses for 42,000 students per year. Concurrently he stayed well grounded in operations, serving as the Deputy for the Coast Guard Pacific Area in charge of all operations in the entire Pacific Theatre. Prior to standing up FORCECOM, he was Commander, Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific. He has also served as the First Coast Guard District Commander as well as the Senior Military Advisor to the  Secretary of Homeland Security serving as the primary coordinator between the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as operational advisor to the Secretary during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and later Principal Federal Official for the entire Gulf Coast. Prior to becoming a flag officer, Rear Admiral Sullivan served as PACAREA, Eleventh Coast Guard District Chief of Staff. He was in command of Group San Francisco during the 9/11  national crisis; in charge of all operations in Northern California. His shipboard commands included  the Coast Guard Cutter MALLOW in Honolulu, and the Coast Guard Cutter JUNIPER, homeported in Newport, RI, where he had the distinction of being the first “Plankowner” Commanding Officer of the class. A native of Milwaukee, Rear Admiral Sullivan graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and earned a Masters Degree in Communication Arts / Public Affairs from Cornell University. He is also a graduate of Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive National and International Security Program.


Free Speaker Series! Operations at the Port of Los Angeles and How They Are Protected  Hosted by UCLA Extension & the Port of Los Angeles

Captain James D. Jenkins

Captain James D. Jenkins assumed his duties as Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach in May of 2012. From command offices on Terminal Island in San Pedro, the Sector coordinates operations in an area of responsibility stretching more than 350 miles  along the California coast, out to   200 miles offshore, and including the nation’s largest port complex. The Sector oversees four patrol boats, three multi-mission boat stations, a marine safety detachment, a  vessel traffic system, and an aids-to- navigation team. Prior to taking command, Captain Jenkins served as Deputy Commander and Alternate Captain of the Port at Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach beginning in June of 2010. He previously was assigned to Sector Detroit, Michigan, first as Response Chief and then as Deputy Commander. Captain Jenkins has completed over ten years of duty carrying out operations afloat. He served in command of an ice breaking tug, USCGC NEAH BAY (WTGB 105), homeported in Cleveland, Ohio, and in command of the patrol boat USCGC POINT DIVIDE (WPB 82337), homeported in Corona Del Mar, California. He was assigned twice to the Great Lakes icebreaker USCGC  MACKINAW  (WAGB  83) in Cheboygan, Michigan, as First Lieutenant and Executive Officer, and to the icebreaker USCGC NORTHWIND (WAGB 282) in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Deck Watch Officer. Ashore, Captain Jenkins has served in financial management and budget positions at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., at Integrated Support Command Kodiak, Alaska, and at Eighth District in New Orleans, Louisiana. Captain Jenkins received his commission after completing Officer Candidate School in 1987. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Science from Clemson University, a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.



Ronald J. Boyd

Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Ronald J. Boyd was appointed chief of Los Angeles Port Police in November 2004. The agency currently employs 230 sworn and civilian employees, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011 with the opening of a new police headquarters. Exciting projects underway include the nation’s first Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center, cooperatively managed by the Los Angeles Port Police, State of California, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The center will provide standardized training to  law enforcement personnel engaged in waterborne activities. Port Police have been developing a public safety smartphone application, PortWatch, designed to support mass notifications and emergency messaging along with the national “See Something, Say Something” suspicious activity reporting program sponsored by DHS. Chief Boyd has extensive experience  in many aspects of tactical response  to terrorist activities after training received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and United States Coast Guard. While assigned to Los Angeles International Airport, he oversaw the development  of tactical operations and formed strong relationships with law enforcement agencies. As a result, he is sought after to give presentations about innovative law enforcement projects in transportation safety and security matters in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. Chief Boyd serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police, California Emergency Management Agency’s Curriculum Development Advisory Committee, Executive Committee of the Central California Area Maritime Security Committee, and is a voting member on the Urban Area Security Initiative Approval Authority (UASI). He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and FBI National Academy Alumni Association. Chief Boyd is a recipient of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Achiever’s Award  and served as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Ray Charles Foundation.

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