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Richard K. Lack
Retired Special Agent, FBI; Master Instructor | (831) 235-9099

He retired in September 2004 after serving over 30 years in the FBI. Mr. Lack is originally from Arkansas. While with the FBI Mr. La
ck had assignments at FBIHQ; Alexandria, Virginia; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Palo Alto, California; and the final almost 20 years of his career were served in the Monterey Bay Resident Agency (MBRA), of the FBI, San Francisco Division.

From 1994 until his retirement, he was the Senior Resident Agent in charge of the Monterey Bay FBI office. The MBRA has FBI investigative responsibility for Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County. Mr. Lack worked
extensively with all local law enforcement officers within all departments within the MBRA territory.

Mr. Lack's investigative experience within the criminal purview of FBI jurisdiction is vast. He has extensive experience in homicide, sexual assaults, kidnapping, bank robbery, fugitives, and child abduction. Due to the location of the former Ft. Ord military base, a Federal Government enclave within Monterey County, he has extensive experience in many criminal matters not typically undertaken by the FBI. 

Mr. Lack has provided instruction in Advanced Interview and Interrogation since 1994 and has instructed hundreds of local, state and Federal LEO nationwide. He was also an Advanced Instructor in the FBI providing Instructor Development Training, (teach the teachers), nationwide. Subsequent to 9/11 he was a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force within the San Francisco Division, San Jose, California and has lectured extensively on Radical Religious Extremists. Mr. Lack was a Field Training Agent for the FBI. He has lectured and provided bank robbery seminars to thousands of bank and financial institution employees; he has also lectured on I&I at the Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California. 

In addition, Mr. Lack is a certified California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Instructor, (POST ID# C19-F66), and teaches I&I for the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, and the San Jose Police Department, San Jose Police Academy, San Jose, California. Mr. Lack is also a seasoned instructor in the area of Homeland Security. He has been instructing Fusion Center TLO's for the past 10 years in terrorism and intelligence. 

Mr. Lack has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas. He has been married to his wife, Gail, for 44 years and has two daughters, Kelly and Katy and a recent grandson, Rye Hamilton Solorzano.

George Edmund Akkelquist
Subject Matter Expert (SME), Master Instructor | (408) 422-3165

Mr. Akkelquist was born and raised in Lebanon in 1956 and at the age of seventeen, became exposed to and survived the first generation of all threat conditions in his home country. This same environment evolved to become the current Global Extremism threat present and active on every continent. 

Mr. Akkelquist has spent the last forty years mitigating this current threat through his education, geographic presence, worked with the French Foreign Legion, U.S. Special Operation Member, Police Office, Deputy Sheriff, Intelligence Officer, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer, and a Master Instructor at the FBI Academy and United States Army. 

The core focus of his consulting is on Countering Violent Extremists (CVE).  His experience includes:

  • 2008 to present: Master Instructor/Consultant to DHS Fusion Centers on CVE
  • 2003 to 2008: FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force SME on all tactical and strategic operations
  • 2003 to 2008: FBI Academy in service Master Instructor SME on tactical CVE operations
  • 2001 to 2003: Deployed for US Central Command in the United States and as part of Operation Enduring Freedom to locations outside the United States
Mr. Akkelquist's linguistic skills include fluency in Arabic, Qur'aanic Arabic, several Arabic dialects, French and Spanish.  Combined with his tactical/strategic global operations experience, he is able to provide qualified, sound advice as an SME to executives and operators in both the public and private sectors alike. 

Mr. Akkelquist's education and training include:
  • 1980 to 2001: CIA Training/Force Multiplier, US Army Infantry and Special Operations
  • 1978 to 1979: Tactical/Sniper School French FL. (Beirut Lebanon)
  • 1976 to 1979: Attestation of Law/International Relations.  University of Lebanon
  • 1972 to 1976: Attained a degree in Arabic/French Philosophy. Secondary education (Beirut, Lebanon)
In addition, his training includes the California Peace Officer Standards and Training, Hawaii Sheriff Department Deputy Standards and Training and College of San Mateo, CA Berlitz School of languages (Spanish)

Melody LaFond
Business Manager | (916) 947-2543

Ms LaFond has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration. She has 10 years experience in all aspects of Fusion Center processes which includes extensive training in Terrorism, Intelligence and Grants Management.  She also has over 25 years of governmental experience with an extensive background in governmental policies, procedures, and finances. 

Ms LaFond retired from the Central California Intelligence Center in March of 2014.  She served 10 years as the Financial Program Manager and Investigative Financial Analyst.

Ms LaFond worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department from 1995 to 2004. 

  • 2000 - 2004 Northwest Division Station House, Budget Coordinator
  • 1999 - 2000 Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, Male Booking Supervisor
  • 1997 - 1999 Work Release Division, Booking Officer
  • 1996 - 1997 Collections Division, Collection Coordinator (Special Project)
  • 1995 - 1996 Work Release Division, Booking Officer
  • Main Jail Division, Booking Officer

Ms LaFond also worked as a Collection Supervisor from 1990 to 1995 for Sacramento County Department of Revenue Recovery.  She was a Warrants Clerk for Sacramento County Central Warrants from 1989 to 1990.  And she served as a Traffic Clerk for Sacramento County Traffic Court from 1988 to 1989.

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