Uniform patrol duties within an assigned geographical area in unincorporated Brevard County. Duties involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Responded to emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service during various shifts. Subdues and disarms those who are doing violence to other persons, assists the injured, and administers first aid. Gather and analyzes facts, seizes and protects evidence; takes statements, advises violator(s) of Miranda rights, makes diagrams, interviews witnesses and determines whether facts warrant arrest or lesser action. Prepares cases for successful prosecution through concise and thorough written reports and properly processed evidence. Awards; Medal of Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, numerous letters of commendation, numerous letters of appreciation form citizens.
Criminal Investigations Division/Agent
Investigation of complex felony crimes, solving a full range of felony crimes against property and persons in accordance with Florida Statutes. Participated in numerous special operations proactively targeting patterns of criminal activity and long range investigations. Awards; Meritorious Service Medal, numerous letters of commendation and letters of appreciation from citizens.
First line supervisor of up to 12 uniformed Deputy Sheriffs within an assigned geographical area in unincorporated Brevard County. Management duties included scheduling, continuing training of subordinates, monitoring of field training officers and deputy trainees, annual performance reviews of assigned personnel and documentation and preliminary internal complaint review procedures. Responsibilities included oversight for the maintenance and inventory of unit and individually assigned equipment. Formulation of tactical responses to high risk incidents. Awards; Meritorious Service Medal, Outstanding Unit Citation, numerous letters of commendation, numerous letters of appreciation from citizens.
Sergeant/Criminal Investigations Division
Supervision of detectives in their investigative assignments. Duties included quality control of written reports, affidavits, witness statements and suspect interrogations. Quality control of all unit work products with final approval authority of completed case reports. Experience and knowledge in a wide range of law enforcement operational matters, training subordinates as training facilitator for my assigned shift. I routinely participated in recurring training needs department-wide as a certified firearms instructor. Completed annual performance evaluations of subordinates based upon predetermined metrics measuring job performance. Awards; Outstanding Unit Citation.
Middle manager with oversight responsibilities of 6 Sergeants and up to 50 Deputy Sheriffs assigned to uniformed patrol duties and 8 criminal investigators assigned to felony cases with the criminal investigations division. As second in command, of precincts similarly situated as municipal police departments, my administrative responsibilities included budget preparation, monitoring and controlling expenditures, scheduling, disciplinary actions and commendations. I routinely conducted planning and preparation for special events, crime suppression operations and special operations. My recurring duties included scheduling shifts, training classes and professional development of subordinates. Awards; Life Saving Medal, Outstanding Unit Citation.
As Countywide Watch Commander, responsible for command of high risk law enforcement operations including barricaded offenders, in progress forcible felonies and other high profile events. I routinely represented the Sheriff at community meetings, press releases and government functions. My other duties included maintaining liaison with municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Commanding Officer of Canaveral Precinct which encompassed the City of Cape Canaveral and Port Canaveral, the world's second busiest cruise line seaport. The responsibilities and duties of this position were commensurate with municipal and port chief of police. Additional responsibilities included development of seaport security and anti-terrorism plans and programs. I worked with state and federal agencies in formulating a highly successful seaport security plan that ultimately became a benchmark for other seaports throughout the state and nation. Later assigned as Commanding Officer of South Precinct, Brevard County's largest and most populated command. Through coordinated teamwork with unit supervisors and surrounding municipal agencies, a highly successful community policing program is credited with an overall reduction in U.C.R. crime index of 22%.