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TEDxManhattanBeach - Rod Uyeda - The Little Engine That Could

Rod Uyeda is Chief of Police at the Manhattan Beach Police Department, and has been for over 4 years. He was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He started with the Pasa- dena Police Department in 1976 as a police cadet and was promoted to police officer in 1978. For nearly 30 years, Rod continued to serve the City of Pasadena with distinction, rising through the ranks of Police Agent, Sergeant, Lieuten- ant and Commander. Rod worked patrol, vice, narcotics, training, traffic and detectives, where he worked the as- saults/homicide desk. Among Rods accomplishments at the Pasadena Police Department, he successfully completed an undercover assignment at John Muir High School at the age of 23, posing as 17-year-old senior. Rod also served as a Field Training Officer. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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