Lt. Michael Madden
SAN BERNARDINO POLICE DEPARTMENT
On the morning of December 2, 2015, two subjects entered a training workshop being hosted at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The two suspects opened fire on the employees from their assault weapons resulting in the deaths of 14 innocent lives and the wounding of 22 others. Lieutenant Mike Madden was the first officer to arrive at the scene and he and three other officers were the first to enter in an attempt to locate the shooters. What they and the rest of the world would learn as the events unfolded throughout the day was that the two suspects had pledged their allegiance to ISIS. Lieutenant Madden will debrief the incident and talk about some of the lessons learned from that tragic day.
Lieutenant Mike Madden has served in law enforcement for the past 25 years. He has served as a field training officer, as a department recruiter, as a motor officer, as a detective assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit, and ultimately as the sergeant overseeing the Specialized Crimes Unit. He has served as a Patrol Operations Commander as well as the Administrative Services Commander. Mike currently serves as the San Bernardino Police Department’s PIO & Community Affairs Division Manager as well as being the commander overseeing the Field Training Officer Program. Mike is married to his wife Alycia and has three children, Kaitlin, Jake and Nick.