Mr. Dalu began his law enforcement career at age 19 working as a Police Officer for a local Orange County Police Department in Southern California. He furthered his career working for the California Department of Corrections (CDC) assigned to a variety of specialized units within CDC, including an Emergency and Critical Response Team, Administrative Segregation, transportation of high profile and dangerous inmates, and dealing with prison gangs. Mr. Dalu interacted with Criminal Gang Activity Investigations orchestrated from within the prison yards to gangs located outside the correctional facilities.
After transferring to another local Police Department working as a Police Officer where he was assigned to Patrol and SWAT, Mr. Dalu subsequently retired due to an industrial injury occurring when appointed to the California Highway Patrol to further his career. Concurrent to Mr. Dalu’s law enforcement career, he worked for seven different private investigation and security firms throughout Southern California gaining and expanding his experience in the private sector.
Upon his retirement in 1999, Mr. Dalu established The Premier Group, a private investigation and security company as a sole proprietor. Two years into the business, he formed the corporation, Premier Group International (PGI), an Investigative & Security Corporation catering to the Insurance Industry, Law Firms, Corporations, and the Entertainment Industry. His experience working in the private sector during his law enforcement career consisted of conducting thousands of workers’ compensation investigations, fraud, domestic cases, performing background and asset searches, civil investigations, white collar investigations, theft cases, homicide investigations, identity theft, and missing persons. His combined experience working in both the law enforcement arena and the private sector for 31 years helped him to form PGI and its excellent reputation known throughout the industry.
Investigator & Social Media Expert
Ms. Morgan graduated from San Francisco State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice studies, and an associate’s degree in liberal arts. Prior to joining PGI, she interned for the San Francisco Police Department’s Gang Task Force. In this role she assisted in prepping court cases, was trained in the use of various law enforcement databases, and gained a deeper understanding of criminal investigations and its processes.
Since graduating from SFSU, Ms. Morgan has attended various conferences, including advances in threat assessments, and has honed her skills in the social media arena. She is currently responsible for all case assignments/case management, background investigations, social media profiling, police record acquisitions, database searches, skip tracing, court record research, subpoena service and filings, and general investigations.
As a member of the Millennial workforce, Ms. Morgan is an asset in helping PGI stay up to date in the ever-changing technological world in which we live. With her affable personality, she is a pro at building and maintaining client relationships. We are fortunate to have her as part of the PGI team.
Fire Life Safety Consultant & EMT
Mr. Cabrera began his journey into fire service at age 20 as an academy candidate for the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). Once on the job, he furthered his career by attending the LA County Paramedic Training Institute and was then assigned to a variety of specialized positions within the fire department. During his tenure with LACoFD, he promoted through the various levels within the department, including firefighter/paramedic, apparatus operator, inspector, emergency medical technician (EMT) instructor, captain, all the way to the rank of chief. Throughout his time with LACoFD, Mr. Cabrera has assessed thousands of people involved in medical emergencies, from medical conditions to traumatic events, and has a wide range of experience evaluating and helping victims of heart attacks, strokes, falls, gunshot wounds, and traffic collisions. Mr. Cabrera also helps his own and received a commendation for rescuing a trapped firefighter during a destructive commercial building fire.
After promoting to the rank of fire captain, he was assigned to fire stations in Lancaster, East Los Angeles, and Norwalk. He was the Homeland Security training coordinator and was then selected as adjutant to the Operations Bureau Chief. Eventually, he was promoted to Battalion Chief and assigned to multiple field battalions within the San Gabriel Valley and Southeast Los Angeles County area. He also served administratively as the Fire Marshal and Chief of the Arson Investigation Unit, providing investigative services for 21 cities as well as unincorporated areas within LA County. Mr. Cabrera successfully led the proposal, design, pilot, and implementation of a leadership development program for the benefit of all employees of the LACoFD.
Upon his retirement in 2016, Mr. Cabrera continued his fire service career as a consultant in areas of fire/life safety, leadership development, and public safety technology. His work history includes managing thousands of emergency incidents and several high-profile arson investigations. He has conducted countless cause investigations and managed all aspects of EMT and paramedic services. His combined experience working in both the public safety arena and the private sector for 35 years makes him a well-rounded team member at Premier Group International.
Dr. Reid Meloy
Forensic Psychologist & Consultant
Dr. Meloy is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has received a number of awards from various professional organizations.
Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored over two hundred papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited eleven books. He has been conducting research and writing on personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for the past twenty-five years. His first book, The Psychopathic Mind (Aronson, 1988), was an integration of the biological and psychodynamic understanding of psychopathy.
His co-edited book with Drs. Hoffmann and Sheridan, Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures (Oxford University Press, 2008), led to a commissioned study for the National Academy of Sciences on threats toward public figures published in 2011 (www.nap.edu). His most recent book is the International Handbook of Threat Assessment (Oxford University Press, 2014). Dr. Stephen White and he created the WAVR-21 (Specialized Training Services, 2007, 2010; www.wavr21.com), a scientifically based structured professional judgment instrument for targeted workplace violence assessment.
Dr. Meloy was a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI for 13 years, and intermittently teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Units in Quantico. He is a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures, and is a consultant to Work Trauma Services, headquartered in San Francisco, and Team Psychology and Security in Darmstadt, Germany. He has been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001.
Rhonda Saunders, JD
International Advisor & Consultant on Stalking
Ms. Saunders obtained her Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1982. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. From 1976 to 1979, she was a field representative to California Senator pro tempore, David Roberti.
Ms. Saunders has been a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for the past 31 years. She retired from the DA’s office in January of 2016, and then returned in June of 2017. Her many assignments with the DA’s Office have included stints working with the Sexually Violent Predator’s Unit; the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team; the Organized Crime/Anti-Terrorist Unit; the Major Narcotics-Asset Forfeiture Division; as part of the Habeas Corpus Litigation Team (HABLIT); the Workers Comp Fraud Unit; in CT13; assumed a role in Parole Lifer Hearings; and spent periods of time working at the Glendale/Pasadena offices; and in night court.
Ms. Saunders is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of stalking, workplace violence, and criminal threats. She lectured at Germany’s first Stalking Symposium held in Kassel, Germany, which then led to that country’s first criminal stalking law. She continues to lecture on a global scale to prosecutors, law enforcement, civil and criminal law firms, corporations, security associations, and victim advocacy groups. She has served on the faculty of the United States Secret Service Threat Assessment Center (NTAC).
Notably, Ms. Saunders revised California’s Stalking Law Penal Code Section 646.9, and then wrote Penal Code Section 646.92. She is a true advocate and contributor to combating stalking and workplace violence. With many formal recognitions by professional associations, her articles have been published in magazines, books, online, and other media outlets.
The accolades bestowed on Ms. Saunders are too many to mention in this bio, so visit www.stalkingalert.com to learn more. Fans of her website number nearly 60,000.
Todd Mattern is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. He spent the whole of his career serving at an Orange County police department, beginning in 1986 as a police officer. He served his final nine years as Chief of Police, leading the department in the delivery of public safety services before honorably retiring in 2016.
In recognition of his training and experience, he has earned advanced, supervisory, management, and executive certification from the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Mr. Mattern earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach and is a graduate of the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute and FBI National Academy.
Mr. Mattern has extensive experience in a variety of details, including patrol, SWAT, investigations, a countywide narcotics investigation/surveillance task force, and administration. In addition to his vast experience with criminal investigations, Mr. Mattern has conducted numerous pre-employment background checks, as well as investigations related to allegations of employee misconduct and workplace harassment. Concurrent with his police career, Mr. Mattern served on the adjunct faculty at a local community college for several years, training police academy recruits.
Since his retirement, Mr. Mattern has worked as a consultant, specializing in the analysis of organizational structure and operational practices of police departments, leading to the development of recommendations based on efficiency, cost effectiveness, and best practices.
Training & Use of Force Expert
Mr. Toyer began his law enforcement career at age 23, working for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, in Southern California. He retired in October of 2016, just shy of a 27-year-long career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management. During his career, he worked assignments in corrections, patrol, SWAT, Training Division, Motors, transportation, and as a plain-clothes narcotics agent. He has taught defensive tactics for the majority of his career. He is currently the lead instructor for the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in “use of force,” and “cultural diversity,” and has taught a vast majority of all the required Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) learning domains for the State of California.
His teaching credentials are extensive and he earned the title of Master POST Instructor in 2016. He is a proficient designer of curriculum and developer of lesson plans. He has years of experience presenting to groups of various sizes. He continues to research and grow in his expertise of police use of force, being a recent graduate from the Force Science Institute Basic Certification Course. He is currently enrolled in the Force Science Institute Advanced Course.
Mr. Toyer attended and completed the nationally recognized instructor certification course for Rape Aggression and Defense (RAD), for women, in October of this year. Since completion, he has successfully held training courses for women at the Mt. San Antonio College campus, where he is currently employed as a police and campus safety sergeant.