Steve retired from the San Jose Police Department after 25 years of service. He currently teaches a coarse on interactions with homeless and the mentally ill at the San Jose Police CIT academy. He has incorporated B.O.S.N. into his lecture as a tool to help law enforcement connect the homeless to services. He encountered Rover 1 at St James Park while on duty and wanted to be part of an organization that pulled people out of the vortex of homelessness.