WHITTIER – Cypress police Chief Rick Hicks will be the keynote speaker at the 42nd annual Whittier Mayor’s Breakfast at 7 a.m. April 6 at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. Whittier Mayor Cathy Warner will preside for her first time over the event, which is patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and is designed as a time of prayer for the nation, state and cities. In recent years, the breakfast here has drawn up to 400 people. Hicks was born and raised in Anaheim. He lives in Yorba Linda with his wife, Lisa, and their two children. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in management from the University of Redlands, a master’s degree in management from USC and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He wrote the Basic Academy 80-hour Community Oriented Police and Problem Solving curriculum and teaches ethics and values at Cal State Long Beach and Golden West College. He served on the Santa Ana Police Department for 22 years and joined the Cypress Police Department in 2001. He was appointed chief in 2003. Tickets are $20 each and $200 per table. Checks can be sent to the Whittier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, P.O. Box 4156, Whittier, CA 90602, or contact Jack Carmichael at (562) 698-3714 or Michael Delgado at (562) 944-6325. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 7 a.m. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!