Matthew Ensley is a fifteen-year police veteran. During his tenure, he has worked many operational and administrative assignments including Gangs, Narcotics, Vice, Community Relations, Youth Service Officer (YSO), and Adjutant. He has testified as a Gang and Narcotic expert in Los Angeles Superior Court. He is a certified Incident Command System (ICS) instructor and has been a part of planning teams for large-scale events such as the Academy Awards, the LA Marathon and the Special Olympics World Games.
Matthew holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach and has taught college courses at a local university for the past ten years. He has taught a variety of subjects including: Sociology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Substance Abuse and Crime, Interview and Interrogation and Fingerprint Classification. In 2014, he was awarded Faculty of the Year by the Institute for Student Academic Enrichment.
Matthew is a police instructor most recently facilitating Fair and Impartial Policing courses. He currently teaches diversity courses, including Racial Profiling and Implicit Bias for other police agencies in California. Matthew is a graduate of the Leadership and Mentoring for Instructors course.