Lieutenant Stephan Margolis (Ret.)

Lieutenant Stephan Margolis (Event Coordinator) has worked for over 40 years on a broad spectrum of law enforcement issues. Over the last decade his assignment was the Officer-in-Charge of Transnational Organized Crime, Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).  In this role he partnered with federal and international agencies to investigate and prosecute global criminal enterprises. 

Stephan has also managed the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Section, Gang Intervention Team (gang and narcotics), Divisional Detectives, Patrol, and Mobile Field Forces.  As an officer, detective, and sergeant, he has worked patrol, detectives, homicide, crime analysis, and several other specialized units.  Over his career, Stephan co-developed five pilot programs that were recognized as “best practices” and instituted in LAPD.

Since 1985, Stephan has worked in National Security as a federal contractor developing and teaching responses to international terrorism.  He has worked over a decade as a principal Subject Matter Expert and trainer for DOE’s Senior Energy Officials responding to radiological/nuclear crises.  Lieutenant Margolis developed (for the National Nuclear Security Administration) the Crisis Decision Making (CDM) model to manage critical incidents. 

As a California state POST certified Master Instructor, Lieutenant Margolis co-developed and delivered a wide spectrum of training for local, state, and federal law enforcement.  He has held a previous appointment as adjunct faculty for California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he taught courses on Systems Theory, Scientific Methodology, and Contemporary Political Issues in the United States.