MILE Founder and Executive Director
On November 29, 2005, Minorities in Law Enforcement lost not only its founding member, but an amazingly dedicated executive director and very dear friend — Reginald Gene “Regis” Lane.
No one was more committed to MILE and its missions of providing at-risk youth with positive lifestyle alternatives and reducing the overrepresentation of minority youth in our juvenile justice system. And no one will ever be able to fill his shoes.
Regis’ background in both public safety and the ministry played a major role in his creation of MILE, and his involvement in a host of other community organizations, including the Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Advocate Institute of San Diego and 100 Black Men of America.
He began his law enforcement career almost twenty years ago with the California Department of Corrections, and concluded it as a Senior Deputy Inspector General with the Office of the Inspector General.
Regis also served as a Youth Pastor and had recently resumed his ministerial studies at Trinity Bible College.
Regis’ loss has been felt deeply by all of us, most notably his three young adult children — Christopher, Christina and Regis, Jr.
In Regis’ memory, MILE has created the Regis Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will grant a total of $25,000 in scholarships annually to deserving young men and women around the state. We are honored to have Regis’ son, Christopher, serve on the Scholarship Committee.