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Board Members

The Leadership of The CMPA Is Here To Help Our Members And Our Community

Officer Joshua Kuo
President

Josh has been with the Costa Mesa Police Department for eighteen years. He is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division working as a patrol officer. He has previously worked the South Coast Plaza detail, where he investigated property crimes, fraud and identity theft. Josh manages several additional collateral assignments. He is a member of the SWAT tactical team, a Field Training Officer, an instructor for the Department’s Force Tactics group and he coordinates and teaches the in-house patrol orientation course for newly hired police officers. Outside of work, Josh enjoys time with his family, watching hockey, going camping and off-roading.


Detective Jonathan Tripp
Vice President

Jonathan has been with the Costa Mesa Police Department for six years. He is currently assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau as a Juvenile Crimes /Crimes Against Persons Detective. Jonathan has previously been assigned to Patrol, the South Coast Plaza detail and as a Detective for property crimes. He also has collateral duties as an instructor for the Department’s Force Tactics group and a member of the Crisis Negotiations team.

 


Sergeant James Brown
Treasurer

Bio coming soon.

 


Jerad Korte
Secretary

Bio coming soon.

 


Kevin Westman
Director

Bio coming soon.

 


SevillaDetective David Sevilla
Director

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.


Hans-Walter Guenther
Director

Hans-Walther has been a police officer for thirteen years with the Costa Mesa Police Department. He has previously worked as a detective, where he investigated property crimes, burglaries and economic crimes. He is currently assigned to the Field Operations Division as a patrol officer. He also has collateral duties as a Field Training Officer and bicycle detail instructor/trainer. In 2012, Hans-Walther was named the Stolen Vehicle Recovery Officer of the Year for Costa Mesa. His efforts helped recover over $186,000 in stolen vehicles.

 


Detective Robert Dimel
Director

Rob Dimel is a 21-year police officer and 18-year veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department. He began his career as a police officer in 1993, and has been with Costa Mesa the last 18 years. Elected to the Costa Mesa Police Officer Association Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served on the Board from 2010-2012. Dimel has worked several special assignments involving extensive training and experience including helicopter pilot, detective, gang unit and a member of SWAT. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau. Dimel volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol/Air Force Auxiliary, where he participates in search and rescue missions as well as disaster relief. He is an avid fan of off-road racing and enjoys overland camping with his family and watching his kids play soccer.


Jesse Chartier.
Director

Bio coming soon.