Board Members

Nick Jensen - President

Sergeant Jensen has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2004. He has worked several assignments including Patrol, Professional Standards and the Special Investigations Unit. Sergeant Jensen is also a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2018 and is assigned to the West Patrol Division. Sergeant Jensen is serving in his second term with Garden Grove Police Association Board.


Ed DesBiens - Vice President

Corporal/Detective Ed DesBiens has worked for the Garden Grove Police Department as a Police Officer since 1992. During his tenure, his assignments have included Patrol, K-9 handler and Motor Officer in the Neighborhood Traffic Unit. He has also been a Field Training Officer, Explorer Advisor and was a member of the Patrol Rifle Squad. 

In 2012, he was assigned to the Investigations Bureau as a Detective and is currently assigned to the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Corporal/Detective DesBiens has served on the Garden Grove Police Association Board for the past 10 years. 


Robert Stephenson - Secretary

Sergeant Stephenson has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2008. He has worked several assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, the Special Investigations Unit and is currently the Sergeant of the Community Impact Unit. He is also a member of the SWAT Team and was promoted to Sergeant in 2018. Sergeant Stephenson is serving his second term with the Garden Grove Police Association Board. 


Paul Tessier - Treasurer

Corporal/Detective Tessier has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2004.  He has worked numerous assignments including Patrol, Field Training Officer, the Career Criminal Apprehension Team and is currently a Detective in the Investigations Bureau. He has also been a member of the GGPD SWAT Team since 2007.  Corporal/Detective Tessier is in his second term with the Police Association Board. 


Evan Beresford - Board Member

Sergeant Beresford has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2005.  He has worked several assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, the Career Criminal Apprehension Team and was a Fraud Detective in the Investigations Bureau before being promoted.  Sergeant Beresford has also served as an Arrest and Control Technique trainer for the department since 2009.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 2018 and is assigned to the West Patrol Division. Sergeant Beresford is serving in his second term with the Garden Grove Police Association Board. 


Brian Girgenti - Board Member

Officer Girgenti has been a sworn peace officer since 2008 and a member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2018.  He has worked patrol and is currently assigned to the Community Impact Unit. This is Officer Girgenti’s first term as a board member with the Garden Grove Police Association. 


Thi Huynh - Board Member

Corporal Huynh has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 2007. He has worked numerous assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, Fraud Detective in the Investigations Unit and has been a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team since 2012. He is currently assigned to the Professional Standards Division as a Recruitment Officer. Corporal Huynh is in his first term with the Garden Grove Police Association. 


Charles Loffler - Board Member

Sergeant Loffler has been a sworn member of the Garden Grove Police Department since 1999. He has worked numerous assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, the Special Investigations Unit and the Gang Suppression Unit, where he is currently assigned as the Sergeant. Sergeant Loffler has served on the Garden Grove Police Association Board for the past 10 years.