Instructors


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Lieutenant Steve Colquette is a 26 year veteran of the police department and has served in a number of assignments including uniformed patrol, SWAT, K9, field training officer, special victims unit and the aviation bureau. Lt. Colquette has been an avid motorcycle rider for the past 25 years.  He holds a BA degree from Cal State Long Beach and a MA degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Negotiations / Conflict Management. Lt. Colquette is currently assigned to the Traffic Bureau and became a motor officer in 2016. Lt. Colquette is the Ride to Live Coordinator and the newest member of the Ride to Live Staff. He is also a certified EMT in LA County. Lt. Colquette is married and he has one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, dog and raising their five chickens.

 

Lieutenant Ti Goetz has been a police officer for the City of Hawthorne for over 24 years and holds a BA degree from UC Santa Barbara in Law and Society/Criminal Justice and a MA degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Negotiations/Conflict Management. 

During his time here he has worked as a patrol officer, gang intelligence officer, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Juvenile Bureau Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Traffic Bureau Commander and is currently a Patrol Watch Commander. Lieutenant Goetz served 13 years as a member of our SWAT team where he worked his way up from team member to Team Commander. He is a certified EMT and works closely with our TacMed team teaching trauma life support to a wide variety of departments and organizations.   He is a long time motorcycle rider, a POST certified Motor Officer Instructor and a graduate of a number of advanced motorcycle riding schools.

As the creator of the “Ride to Live” program, he is a firm believer in passing on lifesaving skills and techniques to anyone with a desire to learn.

Lt. Goetz is married with two children, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a proud former Marine and a published author of numerous police related articles

 

Motor Officer John Dixon  is a 27 year veteran of the police department and has served in assignments in uniformed patrol, motorcycle traffic enforcement, fraud and identity theft investigations and the aviation bureau.

Dixon is a certified Motor Officer Instructor and is the senior Motor Officer, this being his second assignment in the Traffic Bureau.   Ponch and Jon from the TV show CHiP’s were responsible for John wanting to be a Motor Cop.  He is an avid reader of American and British History and enjoys woodworking and home projects with his family. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Motor Officer Anthony Barlin is the newest member of the Traffic Bureau and has been a police officer with the department since 2009. Anthony is a veteran of the United States Air Force which he credits with influencing him into the public service life. In his spare time he enjoys doing construction work on his home and surfing. He is the proud father of one boy and two girls. 

 

Motor Officer Sean Judd has been with the Hawthorne Police Department for nearly 12 years. During that time he spent his first 6 years working in the patrol bureau as well as serving as a valued member of the SWAT team. 

In September 2012 he made the move to the Traffic Bureau to follow his true passion, riding motorcycles. Starting with a dirt bike at the ripe old age of 3, he has been on 2 wheels ever since. He is a certified Traffic Collision Reconstructionist, former Motor Officer as well as a POST certified Motor Officer Instructor.

After almost 5 years in the Traffic Bureau, Officer Judd has been reassigned to the department’s Metro Bureau where he handles a number of special investigations.

With 30 + years of motorcycle riding under his belt, his abilities on a motorcycle, coupled with his sense of humor and easy-going attitude, Officer Judd is a valued member of the Ride to Live instructor cadre and has been an instructor since the inception of the program.