Special Agent, Department of Justice
Alan Barcelona leads the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association, CSLEA, an organization that is
the central thread in the public safety net of California. Mr. Barcelona took over CSLEA when it was on
the brink of bankruptcy and turned it into a solvent, cohesive organization with a mission and purpose
that have earned it the respect of governors and lawmakers in Sacramento. In addition to his duties as
president of CSLEA, Mr. Barcelona is also a Special Agent for the California Department of Justice
Prior to becoming a DOJ agent, he was a Senior Investigator for the California Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV). Mr. Barcelona started his law-enforcement career in 1981 as a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff, where
he served as a Jail, Patrol, and SWAT Team officer. He also has taught at two police academies, Modesto
Junior College and Delta Junior College in Stockton, CA.
Mr. Barcelona received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, CA, and his M.
Ed. from the University of La Verne, CA.