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.
Major George A. Perez, is a law enforcement executive within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County, and has served its citizens for over 18 years. He currently commands the Professional Compliance Bureau, which encompasses the Internal Affairs Investigations, Criminal Conspiracy, and Public Corruption Sections. His responsibilities also include the achievement and maintenance of the agency’s active status in the Commission on Florida Accreditation and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Major Perez possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in assignments, which have included command positions in municipal police services and police districts within his agency. His investigative experience includes assignments within the Internal Affairs Section, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, and Commander of a General Investigations Unit.
Major Perez is a bilingual instructor and is sought after to instruct several investigative and command level subjects. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. He proudly served as a board member representative within the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) between 2004 through 2012, and remains a proud member of the PBA today.
Sergeant Paul A. Villaverde, is a law enforcement supervisor within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County. He has served its citizens for over 23 years. Sergeant Villaverde has a vast amount of work experience, knowledge and training derived from his work and supervisory assignments, which include: the Professional Compliance Bureau, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Warrants Bureau, and Crime Suppression Team. Sergeant Villaverde currently supervises a Homicide Bureau Cold Case Unit, and is an active member of the Special Response Hostage Negotiator Team.
Sergeant Villaverde possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and has a professional and practical background in law enforcement supervision and investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in him from the positions and assignments he has held.
Sergeant Villaverde has served as an instructor concerning several investigative level subjects, and has been teaching for over nine years. He is sought out to instruct Internal Affairs School, Homicide School, and has previously instructed Robbery Bureau Investigations Classes and General Investigations Schools. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. Sergeant Villaverde proudly served as an elected Board of Director for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) for over ten years, and currently remains a proud member of the PBA.