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Skills

Highly organized and detail oriented
Proven ability to promote teamwork
Communication skills

Work experience

Jan 2013Present

Leiutenant/Shift Commander

West Palm Beach Police Department
  • Serve as Acting Commander of a police in the absence of the Precinct Commander
  • Manage day-to-day operations of a police precinct staffed by 26 police officers
  • Directly supervise 4-member team of Sergeants providing administrative, accreditation, budget, and logistical support
  • Develop strategic plans, policies, and procedures to ensure efficient operations
  • Formulate and implement crime reduction strategies to reduce robberies, burglaries, and auto thefts
  • Establish, develop, and maintain liaisons with public, private, and business organizations to implement community oriented policing objectives and/or resolve problems
  • Review and approve operational plans for special events and crime enforcement projects
  • Mentor and train managers, supervisors, and first line personnel
  • Supervised teams of police officers and supervisors who responded to 911 emergency calls
  • Managed public safety emergencies, directed operations at large scale crime scenes, developed and implemented strategies to respond to emerging crime trends
  • Prepared, reviewed, and approved performance appraisals for subordinate supervisors and employees; established performance objectives for subordinate supervisors and employees
  • Mentored and trained new supervisors and employees
Aug 2009Jan 2013

Patrol Sergeant/FTO Supervisor

West Palm Beach Police Dept.
  • Manage daily patrolling and security operations
  • Maintaining officer schedules and discipline
  • Diffusing situations volatile or potentially volatile in nature
  • Conduct shift change roll calls
  • Response to calls of serious felonies and incidents and act accordingly
  • Train new officers
  • Manage work correspondence
  • Prepare reports and summaries of incidents
  • Supervise special police programs and units including crime prevention and computer operations
Mar 1992Jan 2013

Dive Team Training Coordinator

West Palm Beach Police Dept.
  • Instruct and certify newly selected dive team members in black-water Police Diving, Underwater Crime Scene, Nitrox, Overhead environment, Dry-suit, black water diving, search and recovery and Full face mask diving skills. 
  • Train and supervise a ten member team, report directly to dive team commander on issues relating to training and needs of team to include the preparation of yearly budget. 
  • Supervise dive call outs and adjust training as needed. 
  • Teach 80-hour Underwater Police Science & Technology course.
  • Point of contact for Palm Beach County public safety dive team organizations for Operation Turbulent Trident, in conjunction with United States Customs and United States Navy. 
May 1981Jan 2011

Chief Master Sergeant/E-9/Retired

US Air Force/Reserves
  • Principle leader to 350 personnel in five sections
  • Resolved technical work problems not covered by precedents or established policies
  • Analyzed problems or trends regarding quality or quantity of work and operating effectiveness of duty sections
  • Managed employee performance management program such as performance plans, feed-back (mid-point), appraisal reports (evaluations) and personnel award programs
  • Mentored, motivated and apprised personnel whose efforts garnered squadron, group and Wing level quarterly and annual awards
  • Oversaw equipment, personnel, and technical data availability to support contingency operations
  • Ensured personnel are properly trained, equipment is adequate, and safety/security regulations and procedures are complied with and observed
  • Oversaw the preparation of higher headquarter reports and reviews products for accuracy and thoroughness
  • Presented briefings and reports to senior leadership, General Officers, and Senior Executive Service personnel
  • Planned, organized, coordinate and scheduled work to achieve efficient & economical operation
  • Established and adjusted short and long-range plans for accomplishing work, set priorities and deadlines for special projects
  • Provided training, guidance, and inventory support to enlisted force
  • Filled in for First Sergeant on numerous occasions and deployed as a First Sergeant
  • Enforced discipline, short notice discharge and demotion
Sep 1999Jun 2008

Accreditation Manager

West Palm Beach Police Dept.
  • Accreditation Manager and Staff Inspections Supervisor
  • Directly supervise two Policy and Procedure Officers and one Staff Inspections Officer
  • Responsibilities include exploring, pursuing, and obtaining grant funding opportunities
  • Development and implementation of the agencies multi-year (strategic) plan
  • Supervising the accreditation efforts of both the law enforcement and communications areas for both state and national accreditation
  • Conducting annual citizen and employee surveys and reporting finding to command staff
  • Supervising newly created Crime Analysis/COMPSTAT unit with two full time analyst
  • Responsible for performing analytical and administrative work with minimal supervision
  • Accreditation training for 450 agency members
  • Provide information and public appearances concerning the accreditation process
  • Draft written directives to achieve accreditation objectives
  • Act as a liaison for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.,
  • Updating of current policies, developing, writing, editing, and the implementation of all new policies and procedures for a 312 sworn member organization, which is the largest municipal police department in Palm Beach County
  • Directly responsible for generating all personnel orders relating to promotion and transfers
  • Assist with writing and obtaining state level grants
  • Develop numerous databases that were used to track off-details, capture and maintain policy issuance, and enhance communication throughout the agency
  • Designated as the agencies lead instructor for CPR and First Aid Training annually. 
Oct 1990Feb 2003

Police Officer

West Palm Beach Police Dept.
  • Responding to the scene of a crime or an accident
  • Interviewing suspects, witnesses
  • Writing crime reports
  • Responding to radio calls
  • Monitoring any suspicious activity of ongoing crimes
  • Coordinating vehicular traffic
  • Visiting open businesses such as banks, markets, department stores, service stations, and other types to establish a rapport with owners
  • Booking suspects and evidence and transporting them to the appropriate Police Department facility
  • Responding to citizens’ and visitors’ questions
  • Preparing Daily Field Activity Reports
  • Attending and coordinating neighborhood watch meetings
  • Performing numerous other activities in support of the community policing philosophy

Education

Oct 2004Oct 2006

Masters

Nova Sourtheastern Univ
Jan 1994Dec 1996

Bacholors of Science

Palm Beach Atlantic Univ.

Certifications

Jan 1996Present

Master Scuba Diving Instructor

PADI/IANTD/NAPD
Jan 2000Present

MCP

Microsoft
Aug 2009Present

Private Pilot (Single Engine Land)

Federal Aviation Administration
Mar 1986Mar 2018

100 Ton Master Mariner License

U.S. Coast Guard
Mar 1997Mar 2013

Firearms Instructor (K Instructor)

State of Florida
Jan 1998Mar 2012

Emergency Medical Technicion-Basic

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicions