The Leadership of The CMPA Is Here To Help Our Members And Our Community
David Sevilla has been a police officer with the Costa Mesa Police Department since February of 2002. He is currently assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau, where he assigned to the Crimes Against Children Division. Sevilla has also worked several special assignments including gang investigations, field training and the South Coast Plaza Metro area. His service has been instrumental to the safety and well-being of the community and in 2009, Sevilla was one of six gang officers awarded “Officer of the Year”. He is actively involved in various CMPD and community-related events including “Coffee with a Cop” and the C3 Basketball Tournament, which is aimed at building relationships between the City’s police officers and residents. Sevilla’s commitment to Costa Mesa extends beyond his work as an officer, donating much of his time with community groups such as M.I.K.A. and SOY (Save Our Youth). He is also an avid baseball and softball fan and enjoys coaching two of his children’s teams.
Nicole Brown started her career with the Costa Mesa Police Department in 2001. Currently working in the patrol unit, her special assignments have also encompassed working as a field training officer assigned to the South Coast Plaza detail. Brown is actively involved with Women Leaders in Law Enforcement-So Cal and Girls Inc. of Orange County. She also volunteers her time mentoring high school girls for senior projects. In her leisure, Brown enjoys snowboarding, camping and off-roading.
Oscar Reyes is a 9 year veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department. He is currently assigned to the Traffic Safety Division as a Motor Officer. Along with my current assigned duties, I am also a Motor Instructor and certified Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E). For the past six years, I have volunteered my time as an Advisor for the Costa Mesa Police Explorer Program. In 2013 I was elected to our Association Board and currently hold the position of Treasurer.
Mario Garcia began his career with the Costa Mesa Police Department in 1999. Working in the undercover capacity for ten years with the CMPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), he is currently a field training officer and one of six detectives in the Department’s Detective Bureau. As a mentor to new police academy recruits, Garcia also participates in Citizens’ Police Academy presentations where he provides students and citizens a better understanding of the police department’s operations. A first generation Mexican-American, Garcia is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is married to his high school sweetheart and loves spending time with his family, hiking and going to the beach.
Al Lopez began his career in law enforcement over 20 years ago while in the US Navy, assigned to work with Military Working Dogs. He is a 16-year veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department and is currently assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau as a Field Training Officer. Al has worked several assignments including problem oriented policing and gang suppression. A Southern California native, Al was born to Mexican immigrants and is fluent in Spanish. He is married and enjoys volunteering at his son’s school and spending time with family. Al was elected to the CMPA board in 2016.
Jared Barnes has been a police officer for over 12 years with the Costa Mesa Police Department. As a current member of SWAT, Barnes is part of an extensively trained team at the Department that specializes in high-risk operations including difficult criminal or hostage situations and riots. He has also worked as a patrol and traffic motor officer and assigned detective work in the Property Crimes and Auto Theft Section. Barnes has served on the CMPA for the past three years.
Michelle Bradbury joined the Costa Mesa Police Department 12 years ago and has worked several special assignments and duties including patrol, field training, School Resource Officer and a detective in the Property Crimes Section. She is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau, investigating crimes against children and arson-related issues. Additionally, Bradbury assists the Department’s crisis negotiations team, peer support program and helps in the hiring and recruitment of CMPD personnel. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys camping, fitness training, mentoring the youth of Costa Mesa, and spending time with her parents who are 45-year residents of Costa Mesa.
Hans Guenther had been a police officer for 11 years with the Costa Mesa Police Department. He has worked as a detective where he investigated burglaries and economic crimes. He is currently assigned to the patrol division and is a field training officer. He was awarded as the 2012 Vehicle Recovery Officer of the year for Costa Mesa for his efforts in recovering over $186,000 in stolen vehicles. He volunteers as the captain of the department's Baker to Vegas relay team.