Patrick J. Mallon is the Executive Director of LA-RICS. Pat joined the LA-RICS project following a lengthy and rewarding career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a 4 year term with Carter Goble Lee, LLC, a project management firm specializing in justice facilities. He joined the Sheriff’s Department in 1967, ultimately achieving the rank of Commander. While formally retiring from the Department in 2003, he did not actually leave County service until 2007.
During this 40 year period he held leadership positions in a number of successful construction projects. Pat led the construction and transition effort for the Walnut Sheriff’s Station (1985 - 1987) and Twin Towers Correctional Facility (1990 – 1996). He also served as the Project Coordinator for the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory Facility (2001 – 2007). The Regional “Crime Lab,” facility, which itself falls under management of the LARCLF Joint Powers Authority, provides state-of-the-art crime laboratory accommodations for the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. It also provides teaching facilities for the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics at California State University, Los Angeles.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in public administration from Pepperdine University. He also holds the certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI).