FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

POLICE Advisory Board Member Dies

March 28, 2013  | 

Photo via ILEETA.
Photo via ILEETA.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Stover, a 31-year law enforcement veteran and POLICE Magazine Advisory Board member, has died.

Stover, 59, died early Monday from stage-four melanoma with his family present. Stover had filed for retirement effective Tuesday.

Prior to joining the LASD, Stover served with state, county and municipal police agencies in Illinois. He had been involved in training officers since 1978.

His areas of expertise included officer survival, firearms, less-lethal weapons, defensive tactics, baton and use of force. He was a court-recognized expert in baton use, firearms training, and use of force. He had appeared on television as a use-of-force expert.

Stover was a long-time member of POLICE's Advisory Board and served as a vital resource along with 22 other members. He also took Editor David Griffith on his first ride-along in December 2001.

"I was newly hired as editor of Police Magazine, and I was looking for guidance from veteran officers," Griifth said. "Brian extended his hand in friendship and showed me the ropes on a chilly night in Carson, Calif. I ran into Brian many times during the last 12 years, and he was always smiling. He was a squared-away officer and a genuinely nice human being. My condolences to his family and his many, many friends."

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine