About The Trainers

From Kindergartner to Highschool

Fernando Lopez

                               Sheriff Deputy,                               Orange County

Deputy Lopez joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 2017.  His training and experience includes Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.  For the past year Deputy Lopez has been assigned to the Public Affairs and Community engagement Division where he teaches the NEXT Step program, has been a mentor to the students involved with Impact and partcipated at the CADCA conference as a chaperone.  He is committed to teaching our youth about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and the opiod epidemic.

   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.

 

 

 

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 Garrison

                              Sheriff Deputy,                               Orange County

Deputy Garrison joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in May of 1980. His assignments included Corrections, Patrol Operations, Investigations, Professional Standards, and the Bomb Squad where he retired as an Investigator.  He has been teaching Drug Use is Life Abuse since he retired in 2007.  He enjoys taking part in enhancing the community by educating the next generation about the dangers of substance abuse.

           Casey Briggs

                          Sheriff Deputy,                                                               Orange County

Deputy Briggs joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 2017.  His training includes Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and Drug Recognition Expert which is the highest level of training a peace officer can get in determining if a person is under the influence.  For the past year, Deputy Briggs has been assigned to the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Division where his main focus has been  teaching youth about the dangers of drugs, alchohl, bullying and peer pressure.

For more information about the program or how you can get your school involved please contact us below.

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Address:

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