DR. CHRISTOPHER T. LANDAVAZO
Sergeant | GWII Navy Veteran | Educator | CEO | Humanitarian | ED.d.
I am an 18 year veteran of law enforcement, 12-year member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and I proudly serve in the Men’s Central Jail (MCJ). I completed my Executive Master of Leadership (EML) at the University of Southern California (USC) and I hold a certificate in public management from the USC Price School of Public Policy. Additionally, I have earned a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.
Prior to becoming a law enforcement officer, I served 8 years in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller, achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. I played an active role in advocating for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Additionally, I held the position of Staff Sergeant in the California State Military Reserves (CSMR) and I have served as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix.
Family and home have always been the most important things to me. After 21 years of dedicated public service, I am bringing my passion, experience, and leadership to the table with a committed focus to work with leaders, community members and our business community to enact common-sense solutions to law enforcement issues that face our nation.
My top priorities are public safety and implementing comprehensive strategies/policies to address the needs of our communities. I have just completed one of the largest research studies performed on police officer motivation titled, “The Muzzling of the Sheepdog: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Impacts of Media Reporting on Police Officer Performance.” I am currently working on implementing the implications for actions which includes creating: The News Media Ethics Police Academy (NMEPA), Critical-incident media training for executives, Public Safety Charter Schools, legislation for “Tactical Safety Zones”, and a National K-12 Constitutional Curricula.
As I offer my leadership, service, and skills to build a safer nation, I hope to inspire and enlist your help. I look forward to listening to your ideas and working with you to keep our Nation moving forward!