The BCFS System has promoted Mike Estrada to Director of Protective Services.
In this new position, Mike will be responsible for leading the BCFS System’s security efforts across the board, which means everything from making sure programs and events are safe for everyone involved, to creating training curriculum for use by BCFS System employees and partners. He will analyze risk from a security standpoint and plan around reducing potential hazards to the safety of the organization, as well as assist with investigations when appropriate.
“Long before I was offered a full-time position with the BCFS System, I told Kari (EVP/COO of Administration, Education and Emergency Operations) that this is the only agency I would give up full-time policing for because I believe in what we do here,” said Mike. “I feel privileged to work with some of the best people our nation has to offer.”
Mike is a Master Police Officer, a firearms instructor for police and civilians, a Mental Health Officer assisting with crisis intervention, a Self Defense Instructor with a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 1st degree black belt in Aikido. He is certified with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) programs. He is also a former Master-at-Arms in the U.S. Navy.
Mike has been a Police Officer for more than 27 years and currently holds a commission with Hollywood Park. He has served the BCFS System for nearly nine years.