Brian Gray

LEIU Southwestern Zone Chairperson

Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's Department

Brian Gray began working for the Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's department in 1994.  He was promoted through the ranks, as a Station Crime Analyst, Senior Crime Analyst, and is now the Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit Director.  He currently manages a staff of 2 supervisors and 23 Crime and Intelligence Analysts.  His unit provides support to California's 3rd largest county in size, and the 5th largest county in population (with more than 2 million residents).  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Central Crime Analysis Unit, provides analytical support to the Sheriff's administration, the Central Homicide Unit, the Inland Empire Gang Task Force, the Drug Endangered Children Program, the Special Investigations Bureau, the Intelligence Unit, the Robert Presley Detention Center, and station support throughout the county.  Brian has over 16 years experience in the field of crime and intelligence analysis.  He has a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and was certified as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst, by the California Department of Justice and by California State University, Fullerton.  Brian is currently completing a master’s degree in strategic intelligence.  Brian also instructs for the California Department of Justice, University of California, Riverside and California State University- Fullerton, Northridge, and Stanislaus campuses.  For the California Department of Justice/University Certification Program, Brian teaches, "Basic Elements of Criminal Intelligence," "Criminal Intelligence Analysis," and "Computer Applications for the Crime and Intelligence Analyst."  He has also taught, "Crime Analysis Applications." At the University of California, Riverside, Brian teaches the "Geographical Information Systems Certificate Program."  He teaches both "GIS in Crime Analysis" and "Practical Approaches for Implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."  Brian provides special training for the Department of Justice as well.  The classes that he teaches for them include, "Criminal Intelligence for Executives," and "The Basic Elements of Intelligence."  For both the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), he teaches in the "Foundation of Intelligence Training Program (FIAT).

Brian was appointed as the Southwest Zone Vice Chairman in December 2010 and elected to that position in May 2011.  He was appointed to the Southwest Zone Chairman's position in June 2011.