About The Trainers

From Kindergartner to Highschool

Andres Briceno

                       Sheriff Deputy,                         Orange County

Deputy Andres Briceno joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in February of 2008 and worked both Custody and Patrol Operations.  During his time in Patrol, he was assigned to the City of Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services, where he was a Field Training Officer and a School Resource Officer. Deputy Briceno’s commitment to child safety led him to the School Mobile Assessment Resource Team (SMART) for two years. He conducted threat assessments and investigated violence and weapon possession cases related to schools. Afterward, Deputy Briceno worked the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) for two years, where he taught substance use and gang prevention education to children. He currently works in the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Division teaching drug prevention education for K-12 schools, with his main focus being the Next Step Program. Deputy Briceno has dedicated much of his career to child safety and believes strongly in the power of prevention education.

Brian Gunsolley

                      Sheriff Sergeant,                               Orange County

Sergeant Brian Gunsolley is a twenty-one year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and currently holds the position of Sergeant in the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Division.   For the past twelve years, he has been educating the community on safety related topics including drug prevention, human trafficking, senior citizen fraud, active shooter response, gangs, traffic safety, parenting and cyber safety.  Sergeant Gunsolley believes strongly in the power of prevention through education and has dedicated much of his time to persuading kids to say no to addictive substances.



   Steve Wilson

                                Sheriff Deputy,                                  Orange County

Deputy Steve Wilson retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy after thirty years of service.  For the past ten years, Deputy Wilson has been a Drug Use Is Life Abuse program instructor teaching thousands of young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  He brings many years of experience as a deputy, father, grandfather and coach to the classroom to help students stay safe.  A true servant at heart, Deputy Wilson believes his forty years of service to the residents of Orange County has been both a privilege and a blessing.




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Drug Use Is Life Abuse – Project No Gangs
P.O. Box 28, Santa Ana, CA 92702-0028

Phone: 714.647.4593

Fax: 714.647.4109