Trustee Talbot began his police career in 1974 when he was hired by the Santa Monica Police Department. In 1979 he was elected to the board of directors for the Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association, where he served in numerous leadership positions until his retirement in 2008. In November 1989, he was elected as the Region III Trustee to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC and was Chairman from January 1991 to February 2005. He serves as a trustee on the Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association Retiree Medical Trust and has held that position since 1995. In November of 2009 he became the PORAC Board Retiree Appointee assigned to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC.