Immigration and Law Enforcement

On June 10, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with attorney and former police officer Sean J. Rogers on Immigration and Law Enforcement.

Program Date: June 10, 2010

Program Time: 1530 hours Pacific

Topic: Immigration and Law Enforcement

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About the Guest

Sean J. Rogers is an attorney specializing labor and employment law for more than 30 years. He is a practicing arbitrator and mediator. He was Senior Hearing Officer/Senior Counsel with the National Mediation Board (NMB), the statutory-neutral federal agency responsible for facilitating labor relations in the nation’s two primary transportation modes — airlines and railroads. At the NMB, he also served as the Administrator of the Center for Advanced Study of Law and Dispute Resolution Process at George Mason University School of Law, a multi-discipline, academic forum. As Administrator, he was also Professor of Law and Conflict Resolution.

He teaches graduate courses in labor/management relations, business and labor law. He conducts training for management and labor in organizational effectiveness, total quality management/re-engineering, ADR and negotiations skills. He has developed several training exercises in negotiations techniques and has written graduate courses in business law and ethics. He has experience as not only a chief legal officer and negotiator for national labor organizations, but also director of labor relations and chief negotiator for a major county government and a large federal agency. He was the National Director, Labor Relations, for the Internal Revenue Service (’95-’98). He was Director of Planning and Policy for the Montgomery County Government (‘86-’95).

At Montgomery County, he was directly responsible for the County’s human resources programs in labor and employee relations, training, compensation, and benefits (retirement, health and insurance). His work for labor unions includes: National Counsel, National Treasury Employees Union (‘78-‘85) and Associate General Counsel, National Association of Government Employees/International Brotherhood of Police Officers (‘74- ‘78). 

From ‘70-‘74, he served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police, District of Columbia. His dispute resolution practice encompasses the Federal, Public and Private sectors of labor relations, and commercial arbitration and mediation as well. He was awarded an AB in English and Psychology from Georgetown University in ‘70; an MS in Police Science from American University in ‘76; and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in ‘77.

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. American Heroes Radio brings you to the watering hole, where it is Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.


About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

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Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA



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