Richard Lober specializes in training for law enforcement officers, correctional officers and investigators for government agencies. Until his retirement in May 2010, Richard Lober was the Inspector General for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, which had over 4,000 employees. The Inspector General had independent authority concerning all matters relating to the investigation and review of misconduct, fraud, waste, misuse/abuse and mismanagement of the agency’s resources. The Office of the Inspector General became one of the first offices in the Florida to be awarded accreditation for meeting the high standards in conducting investigations as established by the Commission on Florida Accreditation. Mr. Lober was also the Agency Head of Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit – Office of the Attorney General. This 232 person law enforcement agency had statewide responsibility for criminal and civil enforcement of healthcare fraud & patient abuse.
Mr. Lober has served as the Chief Inspector of the Office of Executive Investigations for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This office, which reported directly to the FDLE Commissioner, handled Governor Ordered investigations, high profile public corruption cases, internal investigations and background investigations of Governor Appointees. Mr. Lober was also an Assistant General Counsel with FDLE and held several other positions with the agency. Prior to joining FDLE, Attorney Lober was General Labor Counsel for the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association and was a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. His law enforcement career, which began in 1974, included six years as a deputy/sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Mr. Lober received his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from Western New England School of Law and began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration. In 2010, Mr. Lober became a Certified Inspector General Auditor, which was awarded by the Association of Inspectors General. From 2001 – 2003, Mr. Lober served as the Charter President for the Florida Internal Affairs Investigators Association. He is an honorary member of that Association as well as the Miami-Dade County PBA. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association of Inspectors General.
Mr. Lober has been a guest lecturer for numerous criminal justice agencies and associations and has written several published articles. He has also developed numerous training programs and served as adjunct faculty for the Public Agency Training Council, Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Institute, the Southern Police Institute, the I.A.C.P., the Florida Inspectors General Institute and the Regional Community Policing Institute at St. Petersburg College.
David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after over 27 years of service. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 plus years. As a lead investigator and supervisor he conducted and assisted in the conducting of several hundred investigations. These include homicides, suicides, accidental and other death investigations. In 1988 David was assigned as the Supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for the continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in the United States, Canada, Holland and the United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.
David is a charter member and past member of the Board of Director’s of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012 he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the International Homicide Investigator’s Association for Death Investigation and Training.
Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.); Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S.; in April of 2010 he was certified as a Force Science Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited.
He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. He is a national instructor for the Public Agency Training Council a majority of the time and has instructed law enforcement officers in 46 states and three foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigation and Officer Involved Shootings.