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This profile was last updated on 5/20/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Chief of the Protective Services Division
  • Member, Protective Services Division
  • Deputy Chief
  • California Highway Patrol
  • CHP Chief of the Protective Services Division
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Web References
"We don't discuss the security aspects ..., 20 May 2011 [cached]
"We don't discuss the security aspects of the detail or the services we provide with anybody outside the principle we provide the security to, or our supervisors," Mike Nivens, chief of the Protective Services division of the CHP, said after The Associated Press asked whether the security detail had any knowledge of the former governor's mistress or child. "We follow the same guidelines as the Secret Service. ... That policy has been in place for many, many years."
Nivens on Thursday also declined to say whether the CHP questions elected officials and their family about possible safety risks they should be aware of, such as threats of bribery. He reiterated his refusal to discuss any details about security provided to the governor.
"We would never discuss any issues regarding the protocols," Nivens said.
News - Laptop computers stolen from state water agency -, 30 Dec 2004 [cached]
There were no signs of forced entry, said Chief Mike Nivens of the CHP's protective services division.The theft was discovered at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the building at 1416 Ninth St.
> "Several cubicles - 15 or 20 - on the fifth and sixth floors had been ransacked, desk drawers opened, papers rifled through, and three laptops were missing," Nivens said Tuesday."We don't know what was on those specific computers or the sensitivity of the information loaded on them.We're investigating that now."
By late Tuesday afternoon, Nivens said, the laptops could no longer be used to access the Water Resources Department's computer system.
"Our main concern was to shut down their remote access capabilities," he said."Once that's severed, those laptops are just paperweights."
The CHP was called in because state buildings are under its jurisdiction.
Nivens said he would not speculate on the motive or how the building was entered.He emphasized there is no indication that the thief obtained information relating to either the state's dams or its water supply.
"We heard rumors that there was some locker room talk that there might be issues of homeland security," Nivens said."There is absolutely nothing to support that."
Even so, he said, the Department of Water Resources has moved to heighten its internal security.
News - R.E. Graswich: Errant driver triggers terrorist alert at Capitol - the system works -, 21 May 2005 [cached]
"We had just dropped off the governor," said CHP Deputy Chief Mike Nivens."The mission was complete and our guys were bringing their car down the driveway to finish the security.Without going into too much detail for security reasons, the woman activated the system that blocks the driveway from terrorist attacks."What she did was pull beneath the arm of the Capitol guardhouse.This caused barricades to fly up, striking the CHP officers' car."The equipment worked the way it was supposed to," Mike said.
California - Campaign targets trash on highways -, 24 July 2004 [cached]
"This is not only an environmental program, but indeed a safety program," said Mike Nivens of the California Highway Patrol.
CHP Protective Services division Chief ..., 19 May 2011 [cached]
CHP Protective Services division Chief Mike Nivens says the agency will not discuss any details of the security it provides. He says the policy mirrors that of the Secret Service.
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