Retired Chief Ian A. Moffett is originally from Georgetown, Guyana and migrated to Toronto, Canada at the age of six. In 1985, he moved to Miami, Florida and is currently a nationally recognized Law Enforcement Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State and National Institute of Justice. Chief Moffett retired from the Miami-Dade School Board where he served as the Chief School Safety and Compliance Officer and the Chief of Police prior to that for the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience and possesses both a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) Class 262. Additionally, he currently serves as a Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor for Southern New Hampshire University and Nova Southeastern University. Retired Chief Moffett holds a FBI Secret Clearance and is a certified General and Firearm Instructor through the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Dr Garcia is a 33-year law enforcement and security professional. He holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership as well as a masters degree in criminal justice administration. Hector is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Leadership Course facilitated through the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the FBI Southwest Command College. Dr Garcia has served as Chief of Police on three separate occasions and he has also served as the Director of the School of Justice, Miami Dade College, where he led the college criminal justice and environmental sciences credit program, police, fire, corrections and security vocational academies and the assessment center. Dr Garcia has worked with numerous international partners (China, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, St. Maarten, Honduras, Chile, Bahamas, and Santo Domingo) in the development of public safety and security initiatives, strategic planning, community policing and law enforcement administration/leadership programming. Hector is credited with designing and implementing the first successful national community policing initiative in St. Maarten. Dr Garcia recently worked with the US Department of State as a Police Advisor where he provided his expertise in the Africa and Central America regions to further democratic policing principles and rule of law implementation in those two regions. Dr Garcia also serves as a grant peer reviewer and subject matter expert for the US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and other federal entities. He is considered an international expert on leadership, criminal justice, and security /safety operations.