AT THE HEART OF WHO WE ARE IS THE BELIEF THAT TRUST CAN BE ACHIEVED BETWEEN POLICE OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
Allyson Joy is the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Police Department at California State University, Long Beach. She has worked at the University since 2014 where she oversees campus preparedness programs and operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center. She has also been involved with the American Red Cross since 2011 in local and national disaster response and is part of the Community Emergency Response Team with the Long Beach Fire Department.
Julie Bechtol was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She attended high school at Lakewood and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach. Go Beach!
John Anderson, Jr. is a member of the WYSM Board of Directors. John's involvement with WYSM began when he met the Executive Director, Jason Lehman, at the Long Beach Police Department's Community Police Academy. At a WYSM event, John learned more about the impact WYSM has on the community and its mission to transform the relationship between the community and law enforcement.
Ms. Crigler is a veteran of the Signal Hill Police Department serving the community since 2005. She has been involved with the Too Good for Drugs program since 2010, which is taught at the local schools in Signal Hill. Ms. Crigler was assigned as the community officer in an affordable housing community for several years, a position that relies heavily on community policing.