President's Message


Welcome to CLEARS Southern Chapter

I am humbled, honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the CLEARS Southern Chapter.  I am deeply grateful to my predecessor, Audree Luevano, for her leadership and outstanding contributions to CLEARS during her presidency, and the members of the Southern Chapter Board of 2018.  I am inspired by their commitment to CLEARS Southern Chapter and all of their achievements.  Indeed, the growth of the Southern Chapter has been propelled collectively by those individuals and all the past presidents and members.  I look forward to continuing this important work towards fulfilling the goals of the CLEARS organization.

In order to be successful as a chapter, we NEED your comments, suggestions, and constructive criticism, as I attempt to learn the ropes and flourish in this challenging task.  I look forward to incorporating all member’s enthusiasm and new ideas with the assistance of the incoming Board of Directors.  Our objective will be to focus on new member on-boarding and improving membership engagement.   We will strive to keep in touch with our members regularly; providing accurate and relevant communication regarding upcoming training, legislative changes, and chapter business.

This October, Region 1 will be hosting the CLEARS 46th Annual Training & Technology Seminar in Reno, Nevada at the Peppermill Casino.  I look forward to seeing many of you representing Southern Chapter.  The Annual Seminar as well as our Chapter meetings is a great opportunity for us to increase our expertise.  By increasing our expertise, we increase our capacity to meet the challenges of this ever-changing law enforcement environment. 

On behalf of the 2019 CLEARS Southern Chapter Board of Director, I would like to extend my thanks for your confidence in our leadership and we are committed to work towards the betterment of the Southern Chapter and the CLEARS organization as a whole.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself or any of the chapter board members.  We look forward to seeing you at our Chapter meetings and encourage you to actively visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

Best wishes for an exciting year ahead!

Christy Witherspoon
Torrance Police Department
(310) 618-5531