Edward Manavian possess almost 30 years of law enforcement experience with 27 years in an investigative capacity. Seventeen years experience in supervision and management in investigations. Investigated many complex investigations to include homicides as well as major drug traffickers.

Some of Edward Manavian's accomplishments as California Department of Justice Bureau Chief in Sacramento since 1984 include:

Past 4 years, Founding Chief of Criminal Intelligence Bureau which was created to assist law enforcement in response to events of 9/11
Bureau primary responsibility is to assist law enforcement in complex criminal investigations involving terrorism, gangs, narcotics, organized crime, and other major crimes
Bureau maintains two technical support teams that provide surveillance equipment to law enforcement in the state
Bureau is also responsible for conducting threat assessments for large events and threats against persons
Bureau currently consists of 200 plus persons to include law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, and military personnel
Host Bureau for Hi Tech Database, Cal GANG Database, and Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU)
Member of group that founded Joint Regional Information Exchange System (JRIES) which was adopted by Federal Department of Homeland Security


JRIES system was designed to provide real time secure communications and collaboration for public safety agencies to detect prevent, and respond to terrorist attacks
Elected Chairman of the JRIES Executive Board
Created and currently deploying California JRIES to law enforcement, public safety, and private security to provide same capability in California
Involved in creating system to track suspicious activities around critical infrastructure sites that has become a national model
Nationally recognized expert on criminal investigations and the effective use of intelligence to assist in criminal investigations
Speaker at numerous national conferences including briefings at the White House to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
Instructor for numerous entities including Chapman University. Subjects included homicides, informant management, search warrant preparation, investigative techniques, and intelligence operations
Possess 21 years of state investigative experience with 17 years of supervisory and management experience
Eight years experience at managing intelligence functions. Includes 4 years as Director/Deputy Director of Regional Intelligence Center and over 4 years as Bureau Chief of statewide intelligence center