Michael S. Williams

Law Enforcement & Security

March 17, 2015
California Highway Patrol Captain Mark D’Arelli and Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy talk about current CHP programs and traffic safety. Website

July 22, 2014
Deputy Public Defender Deedrea Edgar talks about mental health issues, the law and how the Public Defender’s Office helps the mental health community.

July 15, 2014
Dr. Leslie Lundt, Medical Director, Psychiatric Health Facility, Santa Barbara County Mental Health Services talks about local mental health issues and challenges.

January 28, 2014
International Counterespionage Consultant Kevin D. Murray talks about cellphone security.Website

April 2, 2013
Dr. Alexander Weiss, former Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Professor of Management and Strategy at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. We talked about the future of public safety. Website

June 11, 2013
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown talks about AB109 (realignment) and other complex issues regarding the county jail and the state prison system.

February 26, 2013
Dr. Glenn Miller talks about mental health and the relationship with mass shootings. A related article: Psychiatric Times

May 24, 2011
Internationally recognized electronic surveillance expert Kevin D. Murray talks about current cell phone security issues and his new book “Is My Cell Phone Bugged?” Website

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Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.