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.