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#65 Kevin Vest, Class of 1990
(A.S. Electronics Technology, now Capt. Palm Desert Police Dept.)

My college experience started with COD while in the USMC stationed in Twentynine Palms back in 1987. Little did I know that it would lead to a new career in law enforcement that combined my interest in technology and the criminal justice system.

After completing my AS degree in Electronics Technology at COD, I continued my education and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration of Criminal Justice from National University and transferred to Cal State San Bernardino for a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1992. I believe that education is a life-long endeavor and earned a certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from UC Riverside in 2011. To this day, I am still taking courses at community colleges because I love merging modern technology into law enforcement.

My life has come full circle now since I have returned to the place where I started college so long ago. It seems like just yesterday I was enrolling at COD for the first time.