Kevin Roncevich is a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for five years. He was stationed in San Diego, CA and was deployed twice where he supported the operation. In the year 1998, he was deployed again and was aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln battalion that launched missiles against two targeted sites. The first sight was a pharmaceutical factory based in Sudan that was suspected of funding Osama Bin Laden in the manufacture of chemical weapons. The second site to be bombed with the Tomahawk cruise missiles was Osama’s training camps based in Afghanistan. The two strikes under codename Operation Infinite Reach were a direct order from President Clinton after Osama’s terrorist groups bombed two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Mr. Roncevich received numerous awards and recognitions during his service in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Roncevich Awards and Personal Accomplishments
- Best Junior Sailor
- 2 Deep Se Service Deployment Ribbons
- 2 Meritorious Unit Commendations
- A Good Conduct Medal
- A Battle “E” Award
- Coast Guard Unit Recommendation
- A Flag Letter of Recommendation
- Sailor of the Months Award
- Navy Achievement Medal
- 2 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals
- A Letter of Recommendation from the Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy
Letters of Appreciation and Commendation
After serving his country honorably, Mr. Roncevich joined a police academy by the name Golden West based in California from the month of November 2001 to April 2002. Because Mr. Roncevich had continuously topped his class, the Cypress Police Section decided to hire him in February 2002 where he worked as a training officer, patrol officer, criminal investigation detective, and as a member of the SWAT team. Mr. Roncevich has received over 2,000 hours of formal police. He has also attended and completed several hours of advanced officer training in the following areas:
Training Officer: Being a traffic officer, Mr. Roncevich had the responsibility of training and evaluating new police officers to ensure that they were able to work independently in a skillful, safe, professional, and efficient manner. He assessed new officer’s performance in the knowledge of the city, report writing, driving skills, state and federal laws, and officer safety among others as well as overall conduct and improvement.
Patrol Officer: When performing his duties, Mr. Roncevich provided public safety by responding to emergencies, maintaining order, protecting people and their property, promoting good community relations, and enforcing both criminal and motor vehicle laws. He also helped in identifying, pursuing, and arresting suspects and criminals. Mr. Roncevich also reviewed facts on the happening of events to determine whether state or federal criminal acts or municipality violations had been committed. Additionally, it was the job of Mr. Roncevich to testify, present evidence in both criminal and traffic cases, and also act as a witness. It was also his responsibility to process inmates, prepare and also maintain prisoners booking records.
Criminal Investigation Detective:As a criminal investigator and police detective for about 4 years, Roncevich helped solve several fraud cases including the fraudulent use of access cards and identity theft, property crimes including burglary, theft, and vandalism, as well as crimes against people including sexual assault, domestic violence, and robbery and homicide. As a detective and investigator, he performed regular investigations and established appropriate suspects and witnesses. He also maintained knowledge on the factual requirements and was in frequent coordination with the crime lab team to get professional assistance in testing evidence collected from crime scenes. During his work, Mr. Roncevich was always in direct contact with the office of the district attorney and helped build strong cases for trial. As a police detective, writing warrants, meeting with judges to review and also sign search warrants and scheduling meetings with the district attorney to review warrants was a common thing. Mr. Roncevich also spent several hours conducting surveillance in different locations while preparing for arrest and search warrants. When Mr. Roncevich was the lead investigator, his main responsibility was to oversee a group of both detectives and investigators and he often worked with other bodies outside law enforcement including the secret service, FBI, and DOJ among others to help solve complex cases.
SWAT Team Member: Mr. Roncevich worked as a SWAT team member where he responded to callouts to protect other police officers in case of violent outbursts. Some of these situations include the arrest of dangerous criminals, during riots, situations where there were hostages, to create a perimeter security, counter-terrorism, and identify potential threats among other situations where public and police safety was in danger. Mr. Roncevich also helped in carrying out high-risk search and arrest warrants. As a breacher in the SWAT team, his main responsibility was to breach the structure in question for the rest of the team to gain access.
Personal Accomplishments and Awards
- Letter of Commendation – This was after a bank robbery that led to a hot pursuit and the apprehension of the notorious “Cash and Carat” bandits.
- Letter of Commendation – This award was from the Office of the Orange County District Attorney after successfully completing investigating a high profile case.
- Gold Distinguished Service Medal – This award was for the heroism and bravery Mr. Roncevich demonstrated during an incident where an officer was engaged in gunfire with an armed robber.
- Letter of Appreciation – This was issued by the Chief of Police in the Alamitos area after the successful capture of criminals who had fled from police keeping.
- Letter of Appreciation – It was issued by the American Rentals after helping solve a difficult theft case that involved industrial equipment.
- Formal Recognition –Mr. Roncevich was recognized for the successful capture of a narcotic subject who had fled from officers.
- Letter of Recognition – The Cypress Chief of Police issued this letter to Mr. Roncevich due to team effort and full commitment with regards to a successful search for a robbery suspect.
- Letter of Recognition – Mr. Roncevich received this letter from the Cypress Police Narcotics Sergeant after referring a confidential informant that led to a search warrant and the arrest of two suspects for being in possession of large amounts of methamphetamine, scales, packaging material, a firearm, and paraphernalia.
- Mr. Roncevich also designed and executed a departmental form that is now widely used during investigations of subjects who use harmful narcotics.
- Letter of Recognition – The Cypress Chief of Police issued Mr. Roncevich with this letter after his assistance in the apprehension of numerous felony vandalism subjects who were nabbed due to the well-planned approach.
Advanced Officer Training
- Courtroom Testimony: Undertaken in the department of the Riverside County Sheriff
- Criminal Investigations: Undertaken in the department of the Riverside County Sheriff
- Child Abuse and Sexual Assault: Took place in the department of the Riverside County Sheriff
- Advanced Interview and Interrogation: Undertaken in the department of the Riverside County Sheriff
- Homicide Investigation: Took place in Orange County at the Sheriff’s Department
- Elder Abuse Investigation: Took place in Orange County at the Sheriff’s Department
- Search Warrant Guidelines
- Vehicle Theft
- Alcohol Sensor Device Certified
- DNA Evidence Gathering: Undertook in City of Cypress
- Identity Theft
- Drug Abuse Identification
- Emergency Response
- Received the Quickcheck Narcotic Identification Kit Certification
- Lawful Interception of both electronic and wire Digital Pager certification
- PENI Street Gang Training: Training was provided by the Orange County Training Managers Association and the Southern California Skin Task Force
- Identification of Fake DVD (Digital Video Disc): Training provided by the Motion Picture Association of America Inc.
In the year 2013, Mr. Roncevich received his retirement from the local police department and it was at this time that he decided to start his own security firm. When starting his business, he was tasked with the responsibility of developing business plans that would include a full description of the products and services, how he would finance the business (through loans and investors), the overall goal of the business, and deadlines. The role of Mr. Roncevich included reviewing financials and sales reports, and matching them with the overall long-term and short-term business goals. Additionally, he was responsible for reviewing statements and other reports related to the business balance sheets. Other responsibilities of Mr. Roncevich included making decisions, identifying problems, interpreting results, and improving quality and productivity.
- Responsible for the purchase, deployment, and maintenance of patrol cars
- He was responsible for directing and running the sales and operations divisions of the business. Under his leadership, revenue growth skyrocketed to approximately $4 million within a span of only three years.
- Certificate of Acknowledgment
- Orange County Business Journal: His business was one of the fastest growing businesses in the area.
While still running his private security business, in the year 2015 Mr. Roncevich decided to open a private investigations company. Being a private investigator, he worked AOE and COE investigations, Criminal and civil defense investigations, welfare fraud, insurance fraud, and witness testimony.
Despite leading a busy lifestyle, Mr. Roncevich has invested in his professional education and earned professional licenses, including:
- Primary peace officer standards and training certificate
- Personal patrol operator
- Reserved investigator
- Intermediary Ceasefire Officer Standards and Training certificate
- Vehicle pre-licensing education program
- Guard card
- Radical Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate
- 55+ units from three colleges