Commissioned Police Officer: Executive Command Staff, Albuquerque Police Dept., NM, (2/1985 retired: 5/2008)
Deputy Chief II, Homeland Security Commander: emergency planning & response, risk management, prisoner transport, coordinated Division resources, ensured appropriate training for first responders, relating to natural disasters and/or intentional acts of violence. Handled grievances, maintained discipline and ensured conduct and general behavior complied with departmental operating procedures; Developed Specialized Units: Metropolitan Dive Team, Open Space Unit, and Armed Search and Rescue Team, POC for Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) & Homeland Security Intelligence Network (NM HSIN). Captain: Field Services Bureau (FSB), Metropolitan Forensic Science Center, Records Division, Lieutenant, FSB, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Unit, Sergeant, FSB, Criminal Investigations. Patrol Officer, responded to calls for services, conducted investigations and testified in court.
Leadership and Management
Deputy Secretary of NM Department of Public Safety: 2003-2004, Technology Division, Law Enforcement Training Academy, Forensic Science Crime Laboratory, Homeland Security Liaison, Emergency Operations Center.
Emergency Operations: Critical Incident Management and Response, Planning and Exercising, Risk Management.
Accreditations & Compliance: FDA Tobacco Retail Inspector, Contractor as Compliance Inspector, Commission for Accreditations of Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA), development and enforcement of Departmental policies, rules, regulations and procedures, Investigation of employee misconduct; recommendation/imposition of discipline, administration of grievance process, ensured compliance of Training standards for Law Enforcement Programs; American Corrections Association (ACA), Prisoner Transport Unit compliance, NM State Crime Lab, Albuquerque Police Metropolitan Forensic Science Center, American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLAD), Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) Adjunct Instructor, Curriculum Development, Evidence Based Practices in Criminal Justice, faculty credentialing compliance standards.
Public Relations experience: Public Information Officer: responded to citizen complaints/inquiries; ensured inter-agency cooperation & effectiveness; reviewed Department performance & effectiveness, formulated programs and or policies to alleviate gaps or deficiencies, Vice President of Public Relations, Coronado Toastmasters, Acted as representative for US Government contract in overseas mission as Police Advisor, Sr. Police Instructor. Agency Liaison to Mexican Consulate, APD Lieutenant assigned to Field Services, Chihuahua, Mexico, a Sister City Program.