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Summary

Dedicated and reliable law enforcement professional with twenty-two years of investigative, training and operations experience and a dedicated veteran with twenty-three years active and reserve military service.

Work History

Oct 2015Present

Police Officer

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

I serve as a federally certified Police Officer performing law enforcement duties for the safety and security of staff, patients and the general public at Veterans Administration facilities and associated property.  I conduct vehicle and foot patrol activities, searches and inspections of persons, baggage and vehicles while conducted physical security operations.  I respond to calls for service, conduct criminal investigations, interviews suspect’s victims and witnesses, identify, photograph, process, collect and documents evidence, complete concise written reports, issues summonses, execute arrest warrants, serve subpoenas and testify in state and federal court.

Dec 1993Sep 2014

Sheriff's Lead Investigator III

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

I served as a California certified Peace Officer as a Sheriff’s Deputy in various assignments throughout Riverside County California while assigned to Corrections Facilities, Patrol Stations and Specialized Teams.  I responded to emergency incidents, gathered preliminary information and conducted a wide range of criminal investigations.  The investigations included incidents involving theft, assaults, domestic violence, homicide, child abuse, narcotics crimes and arson.  I conducted preliminary, follow up and in depth interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects and identified, documented, photographed, collected and processed evidence.  I briefed secondary responders and supervisors and coordinated additional resources.  I prepared daily activity logs, concise written reports, operations plans, search warrants, court orders and case filing documents.  I researched court records, prepared cases for trial, provided grand jury testimony and appeared as an expert witness in state and federal court during criminal proceedings.  I also served as a Sheriff’s Senior Deputy and a Sheriff’s Corporal as patrol shift supervisor and as a Field Training Officer for over fifty new department personnel.  I held instructor assignments in firearms, including basic and advanced handgun and patrol rifle, and less than lethal devices including Taser and Pepperball. 

I also served as a Sheriff’s Investigator assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau where I conducted or participated in major narcotics, homicide and intelligence gathering investigations.  I attended autopsies and grave site investigations, conducted crime scene reconstruction and participated in shooting review and use of force review boards.  I also conducted specialized, long term and complex investigations throughout California and other states while participating in multi-agency task forces operations and investigations conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Enforcement, California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, California Department of Justice and numerous other state and local law enforcement agencies.  I conducted Title III Wiretap, money laundering, smuggling and cargo theft investigations and investigations involving electronic surveillance. 

I served as an on-call investigator for major case and clandestine laboratory investigations and hazardous materials incidents.  I prepared Hazard Assessment and Response Plans and coordinated the response and additional resources from other agencies including Fire, Hazmat, Environmental Health, Code Enforcement and the Department of Toxic Substances Control.  I provided quarterly and annual training in according with OSHA guidelines to multi-agency personnel in hazardous incident investigations including response, mitigation, decontamination, sampling and collection of evidence, use of Personal Protective Equipment such including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Air Purifying Respirators, chemical protective apparel and air monitoring equipment.  I used investigations specific software including Cellebrite Physical Analyzer, PEN Link and AXIS Camera Station.  I managed and maintained equipment inventories and solicited and managed procurement contract bids.  I provided technical support and investigative consultation, conducted presentations, briefings and training to other law enforcement and government agencies, private and public schools and community organizations, participating in public relations and education programs. 

Jan 2003May 2006

Civil Affairs Team Sergeant

United States Army Reserve

I served as a first line supervisor of a four man unit and was responsible for the welfare, training and safety of a deployed team and attached civilian interpreters operating in support of military operations.  I trained team members and planned operations and managed and maintained vehicles, weapons and equipment inventories.  I assessed, advised, trained and supported local forces as an embedded Advisor and Liaison during sustained combat and security operations.  I assisted in analysis and planning of security and specialty missions and coordination between local forces and maneuver battalion commanders.  I completed area studies and assessments of designated areas through reconnaissance operations in support of Civil-Military Operations. 

Dec 1987Jan 2003

Infantry Platoon Sergeant

California Army National Guard

I served as a first line supervisor of a forty man unit and was responsible for welfare, training, readiness and career counseling.  I trained unit members in basic and advanced job skills, insured readiness and preparation for mobilization and deployment.  I completed administrative, logistical, and maintenance reports while managing and maintaining vehicles, weapons and equipment inventories.   

 

Oct 1983Oct 1987

Infantry Squad Leader

United States Army

I served as a first line supervisor of an eight man unit and was responsible for welfare, training, readiness and career counseling.  I trained unit members in basic and advanced job skills, insured readiness and preparation for deployment.  I completed administrative, logistical, and maintenance reports while managing and maintaining vehicles, weapons and equipment inventories. 

Education

20152016

Bachelor of Science

DeVry University

Business Management, Specialization in Security Management

20042006

Associate of Science

Mt San Jacinto Community College

Administration of Justice

19931994

California Peace Officer Certification

Riverside Community College

Peace Officer Basic Training Academy, 700 hours

Certifications

2016

Federal Police Officer Certification

Law Enforcement Training Center


2015

IDI Academy Instructor Certification

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


2015

Licensed Private Investigator / Qualified Manager

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services


2006

Advanced Peace Officer Certification

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


2001

Intermediate Peace Officer Certification

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


1995

Basic Peace Officer Certification

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


1994

California Peace Officer Certification

Riverside Community College