Criminal Justice and
Public Safety Resources

Past CAAJE Presidents

1961 Police Educators Association of California (PEAC) first organized
1965 Name changed from PEAC to CAAJE
1966-67 Alex Pantaleoni, Rio Hondo*
1967-68 Stanley Anderson, Santa Rosa Junior College*
1968-69 Nathan Iannone, Fullerton Junior College*
1969-70 Jack Arthur, Modesto College
1970-71 Frank Post, Fullerton Junior College*
1971-72 William Hooper, Chabot College**
1972-74 Paul Howard, Bakersfield College**
1973 CAAJE Incorporated August 22, 1973
1974-76 Joel Greenfield, Sacramento City College*
1976-78 John Metcalf, Rio Hondo College**
1978-80 Garrith Perrine, Shasta College**
1980-81 Alex Pantaleoni, Rio Hondo College*
1981-82 David Parker, College of the Sequoias**
1982-83 Michael D'Amico, El Camino College*
1983-84 Thomas Adams, Santa Ana College**
1984-85 Fred Bowman, Yuba College*
1985-86 Richard Snibble, Monterrey College**
1986-87 Derald Hunt, Golden West College*
1987-88 Judy Hails Kaci, CSU Long Beach**
1988-90 Ronald Havner, Everygreen Valley College**
1990-91 Leon Hoffman, Grossmont College**
1991-92 Karl Hutchinson, Sacramento City College**
1992-93 Richard S. Michelson, Grossmont College
1993-94 Max Futrell, CSU Fresno*
1994-96 Marvin G. Engquist, Cerritos College**
1996-97 James Smith, West Valley College
1997-98 Frank Patino, Rio Hondo College*
1998-01 Bradley J. Young, Los Angeles Harbor College
2001-03 Michael Kinrade, Santa Rose Junior College**
2003-06 Douglas Haynes, Cerritos College
2006-09 Bradley J. Young, Los Angeles Harbor College
2009-12 Michael Grabowski, Santa Rose Junior College**
2012-17 Bradley J. Young - Harbor College - Retired
2017-Current Kathy Oborn, Los Angeles Pierce College


*Deceased  **Retired

P.J. Ortmeier

P.J. Ortmeier is a professor and the coordinator of the Administration of Justice Department at Grossmont College located in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Public Safety Training and Development. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a former deputy sheriff.

P.J. is the author of Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations, Public Safety and Security Administration, and Introduction to Security: Operations and Management as well as several articles appearing in journals. He co-authored Leadership, Ethics, and Policing: Challenges for the 21st Century, Crime Scene Investigation: A Forensic Technician’s Field Manual, and Police Administration: A Leadership Approach. P.J. is a member of several professional organizations and has presented research papers at regional and national conferences. His current interests include homeland defense and the development of ethical leadership skills and career education pathways for law enforcement and other public safety professionals.

Mike Grabowski

Mike Grabowski is a professor at Santa Rosa Junior College where he is also the coordinator for SRJC’s Corrections and Children and the Justice System programs. He has completed his doctoral course work in juvenile justice, has a master’s degree in sociology/criminology and a bachelor’s degree in education. He has taught at both the university and community college levels and has been a criminal justice department chair.  

His criminal justice practitioner experience started in Houston, Texas in the area of juvenile probation and law enforcement. He achieved Master Peace Officer status and was also a law enforcement academy instructor and director. Mike also spent time as an investigator and parole officer for the Texas Department of Corrections. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and associations and has presented papers at various regional and national conferences. His research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency as well as developmental competency in police-youth encounters.

The 2021 CAAJE Board

kathy obornKathy Oborn - President
Los Angeles Pierce College
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Kathy Oborn was appointed to the position of President of the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE) representing the administration of justice/criminal justice faculty throughout the state.  As part of her CAAJE responsibilities, she also serves on the California Community College State Chancellor's  Education Advisory Committee and was elected vice-chair.

During her 25+ years in higher education, she has served in a multitude of positions such as Associate Dean, Academic Senate President and department chair.  Her M.S. in Educational Psychology and Counseling and her B.A. in sociology were both earned from California State University Northridge, and her A.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Pierce College.  She has been a tenured professor of criminal justice at Pierce College since 2002 and teaches part-time in the Criminology and Justice Studies program at CSU Northridge.  Since 2008, she has served as the district chair for Criminal Justice for the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).  She is also a course reviewer for criminal justice curricular for the California community colleges.

Ms. Oborn started her public safety career in 1983 when she was hired as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Community College District Police Department.  She is also a Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Probation Officer, a Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst through the California Department of Justice and a member of many criminal justice organizations such as the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and the American Society of Criminology.


Mike Biggs - Southern Representative
Long Beach City College
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Jim Suits - Northern Representative
DeAnza Community College
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Mike Reid - Business Manager
Los Angeles Harbor College
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