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William A. Maheu: As a member of Qualcomm Cyber Security Solution’s senior management team Bill is responsible for working with government partners in bridging the gaps between commercial wireless technologies and government missions. In this role, Bill’s objective is to pioneer efforts in cellular standards and microelectronics design, broadband data, encryption and value-added end-user applications to enhance the government’s wireless capabilities.  He most recently led a team in developing the first 4 finger mobile ultrasonic fingerprint sensor ever certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Prior to joining Qualcomm’s Government Technologies team in 2008, Bill was a member of the San Diego Police Department for 28 years. During his tenure with the department Bill had many assignments including commanding officer and executive lieutenant of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He also directed several major projects including the 2003 Super Bowl, the 1996 Republican National Convention, the 1996 Presidential Debate, the development of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, and the development of the Homeless Outreach Team. Bill rose to the rank of executive assistant chief of police during which his responsibilities included the department’s day-to-day operations, its $400 million budget, the Professional Standards Section, Intelligence Section, Interoperable Communication and Information Technologies.

Bill graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Maheu and his wife, Jane, have been married for 36 years and live in San Diego, California.  

Marla Kingkaid: Marla Kingkade has worked within the law enforcement and mental health communities in San Diego County for thirty years.  Marla developed several programs for law enforcement jurisdictions involving mental health issues, including juvenile diversion programs for the El Cajon Police Department, the La Mesa Police Department and the San Diego Police Department. In addition, Marla implemented the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) for San Diego County law enforcement agencies.

Marla Kingkade, with the help and support of many community partners, implemented the PERT program in 1996 for the San Diego Police Department.  In 1998, the PERT program became county-wide involving several law enforcement jurisdictions, including the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and eight additional law enforcement agencies.  In addition, Marla was part of a team that incorporated the PERT program into a non-profit company, PERT, Inc. In 2001, Marla went to La Mesa Police Department as the Public Relations Officer but continued to support and to advise the PERT program on an as needed basis. In 2007, Marla was asked to return to the PERT full time to help coordinate the expansion of the PERT program.  Currently, CRF/PERT contracts with thirteen law enforcement jurisdictions within San Diego County and assigns clinicians at twenty-three separate law enforcement locations.  Marla also coordinates the development and distribution of training materials for law enforcement personnel and clinicians.

In 2012, Marla joined the Board of Directors of Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL). She works with San Diego County law enforcement to distribute information and resources about the SOSL program. In 2013, Marla joined the Board of the California Crisis Intervention Training Association (CACITA) and is currently serving as the Vice President of the CACITA Board of Directors.    

Marla and her husband Steve, a law enforcement officer for 33 years, have been married for twenty-five years. They have twin daughters, Laura (23) and Nicole (23).