Cordico CEO, Vacaville FD Chief, and Vacaville PD Chief presenting at California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) 2019 Fall Conference

Cordico CEO, David Black,  Vacaville Fire Department Chief, Kris Concepcion, and Vacaville Police Department Chief, John Carli, presenting on “Public Safety Wellness and Risk Management in the 21st Century: Tends Shaping the Future” at California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) 2019 Fall Conference at South Lake Tahoe, California on September 12, 2019

About The California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA)

The California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) was formed in 1981. The pooling concept for insurance purposes was relatively new and fairly obscure. JPAs ventured alone in uncharted waters as they wrestled new and perplexing problems.

CAJPA was formed to meet the need for communication and cooperation among the newly formed JPAs. Its founders structured an association that serves as an information and educational network; one that has grown to also promote unique insurance and risk management concepts and services for its members.

About Chief Kris Concepcion

Chief Kris Concepcion serves as the Vacaville Fire since 2015.  He started as paramedic in 1995, was promoted to captain in 1999, to battalion chief in 2006, then to division chief in 2013, responsible for the northeast portion of Orange County. The OCFA partner cities include Placentia, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda and the unincorporated communities of Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, North Tustin and Silverado Canyon, with a total population of 235,000. The authority boasted two battalions, 14 fire stations, and a staff of 151. An avid bagpiper, he was a longtime member of the Orange County Fire Authority Pipes & Drums, playing at memorials, in the Rose Parade in Pasadena and on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” in 2003.

About Chief John Carli

John Carli was appointed as Chief of Police in April of 2014. His career started with the Vacaville Police Department in 1989 and he attended the Santa Rosa Police Academy. Upon graduating he spent his early years as a police officer patrolling the streets of Vacaville with his K9 partner.

While in Patrol, John eventually stepped into the role of Field Training Officer and then Detective in 1999. While in Investigations he was assigned to the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force in Napa, investigating computer crimes and identity theft.

John promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and again patrolled the streets of Vacaville, supervising the Critical Incident Negotiation Team, K9 Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Technology, and the Office of Professional Standards.

John promoted to Lieutenant in 2010 and joined the ranks of the command staff. During the last four years he managed both the Field Operations Division and the Investigative Services Division. As the SWAT Commander during this period of time, he provided extensive tactical supervision and managed all special response teams within the Department.

John holds a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management. Additionally, he is an instructor at the Napa Community College and teaches various law enforcement topics including computer crime investigations and Internet intelligence at conferences and training events nationwide. John and his family have lived in Vacaville since 1989.

About Dr. David Black

David Black, Ph.D. is the CEO of Cordico and leads a team of highly experienced psychologists serving more than 200 public safety agencies. Dr. Black is a Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Group, serves as the Chair of Technology and Social Media, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy Working Group for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings and Other Serious Incidents, and is partnered with the California State Firefighters’ Association to help strengthen firefighter mental health and well-being.