Network with other professionals in your community. Each attendee is asked to provide a brief business "infomercial." The networking series is being led by San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Boardmembers Ryan Blaney of Bolimini International and Nick Warnock of Nick Warnock Insurance Agency.
Guest Speaker: LAPD Sergeant Sohn
Julianne “Jules” Sohn is a currently serves as the Officer In Charge of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Community Relations Office and is the primary instructor for the LAPD Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Cultural Competency Course, which was the first in-service training of its kind to be certified by the Commission of Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) in California.
As the Officer in Charge of the Harbor Community Relations Office, Sergeant Sohn supervises a team of officers, who provides direct community outreach and engagement with the San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, and Terminal Island communities.
As a Senior Lead Officer, she served as the LAPD LGBTQ Liaison Officer from about 2016 to 2018 where she collaborated with key LGBTQ stakeholders and leaders to develop updated cultural competency training, hate crimes policy, and community programming to better serve historically underserved communities.
Jules has over a decade of law enforcement experience at both the LAPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She served as the lead public information officer for FBI San Francisco, which covered the 15 counties in the Northern District of California and managed and supervised the media relations program from 2010 to 2013. During her time with the FBI she executed and supervised the strategic media plans for numerous joint, multi-agency law enforcement operations to include cyber, gang/RICO, white-collar, counterterrorism, and economic espionage cases.
Jules served as volunteer spokeswoman of a non-profit organization, which was at the forefront of advocacy work for servicewomen and women veterans, and was a sought-after speaker on the impact of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which at one time banned LGBTQ people from serving openly in the military.
She was the 2019 recipient of Anti-Defamation League’s Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combatting Hate for her work collaborating with the LGBTQ communities in Los Angeles to build trust and increase reporting of hate crimes through community-based programs and grassroots organizing. She is also a lead law enforcement instructor for the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service “Engaging and Building Relationships with Transgender Communities.”
Jules is a former U.S. Marine officer and Iraq War veteran, who was discharged due to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and holds a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.
Please register by Thursday at 4 pm. An email with the zoom meeting id will be sent to the email you registered with.