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Marie Sisi Miranda

Criminal Justice Program Director, Consultant, Program Development, Process Improvement


Obtain a position where I can have an immediate impact on the organization’s performance, focusing on process improvement and organizational management, by delivering evidence based practices, emphasizing leadership development, and building public trust.



Master of Arts, Criminal Justice

American Public University Systems

Post Masters Certificate, Criminal Justice (18 hr)

American Public University Systems 
Jul 2007Jul 2007

New Faculty Certification

University of Phoenx 

Criminal Justice (16 Hours)


Masters of Arts, Organizational Management

University of Phoenix UOP 

Organizational Management, Organizational Behavior, Change Management

Feb 1985Jun 1985

Certified Police Officer


Albuquerque Police Academy 

Aug 1975May 1981

Bachelor of Arts, B.A.

New Mexico State University

Foreign Languages, Spanish Major

Work experience

Feb 2017Present

Criminal Justice Program Director

Brookline College

Oversight of Criminal Justice Program, serve as the on-site program administrator and provide leadership for the Criminal Justice Program including curriculum development, supervision of faculty, compliance with regulatory agencies and ensuring the best possible educational program possible. Oversight of Online Criminal Justice Program, including curriculum review, facilitating staff meetings and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards for online teaching. Act as a mentor for students and support communication between faculty and students. Responsible for managing student retention. 

Jan 2013Present

Management Consultant

Miranda Investigative Resources

Management Consultant: Owner; Albuquerque, NM. Consultation on Criminal cases and cold cases, Police Advisor, Federally qualified, Level II; consulted on policy, procedures, program development for police, compliance inspections, labor relations, school & campus security. Crime Prevention, Continuity of Operations, Development and Implementation; Emergency Operations/Planning, Work Place Violence, Intelligence gathering and surveillance methods. Program Advisor: Security Agency; Albuquerque, NM. Assist with development of potential contracts, client contact, background research on proposed business prospects, assist in development of policy and procedure specifications for proposed contracts, business improvement plans, & needs assessments.

Oct 2011June 2017

Adjunct Instructor

Brown Mackie College

Adjunct Instructor: Brown Mackie College, Albuquerque Campus, NM: Bachelor's Criminal Justice Program, and Business Program: provide instruction: Law Enforcement Management Supervision, Law Enforcement Operations, Principles of Criminal Law, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, Police procedures, Victimology, Intervention Methods, Legal Research, Research Methods, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Procedures, Homeland Security, subtopics: Intelligence Gathering, Conducting Surveillance, Business Management, Performance Management, Lean Quality Management.

Dec 2010Dec 2014

Adjunct Instructor

Brookline College

Adjunct Instructor: Brown Mackie College and Brookline College, Albuquerque, NM: assisted with Curriculum review/development for Criminal Justice and Business Degree Programs, ensured compliance of accreditation standards and guidelines for teaching, development of community resources for internships, and job placement for students. Lesson plan and syllabus development, use of learning materials via visual aids, research materials and prepared lectures; submission/certification of grades and educational records, data bases: EBSCO, Campus View, and Engrade. Provide Instruction in Criminal Investigations, Criminology, Criminalistics, Violence in America, Terrorism, Criminal Justice System, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Communications in Criminal Justice, Ethic in Criminal Justice, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Procedural Criminal Law, Substantive Criminal Law, Project Management, Critical Thinking and Decision Making, Business Principles, Business Law, Report Writing, Legal Research.

Jun 2014Sep 2014


Food & Drug Administration FDA

Inspector: Commissioned Inspector, Albuquerque, NM. Labeling and Advertising Inspections for FDA tobacco sales. Conducted inspections, collected evidence and filed inspections reports on merchants who sell tobacco in the Metropolitan Albuquerque area, contract facilitated through the NM Department of Health, contract position. 

Feb 2014Sep 2014

Task Force Team Leader

City of Albuquerque

Task Force Team Leader: Child Abuse Prevention Task Force,. Reviewed technology, data analysis, policies and procedures, role of supervisors, training and collaboration with Child Protective Services to ensure multidisciplinary Task Force was functioning as required under Memorandum of Understanding. Task Force facilitated numerous community meetings to elicit public input and manage community policing initiative.

Jan 2012Apr 2014

Private Investigator

Americas Background Investigations

Labor Relations, Workman's Comp, Private Investigator Employee: America's Background & Research Investigations, N.M. Licensed, Administrative Investigations, civil and criminal cases, Consultant, trial reparation, jury Selection, evidence review, expert witness, EEOC cases, and personal injury cases.

Feb 2013Nov 2013

Sr Police Instructor

Kaseman International, LLC

Instructor:  Community Policing, First Line Supervision, Police Administration, Critical Incident Management, FEMA Certified Continuity of Operations Trainer for Municipal, State and Federal Government Employees.. Sr Police Instructor: Provide training to Mexican Police in the areas of Police Administration, First Line Supervision, Community Oriented Policing and Critical Incident Management; assistance with curriculum development, as well as, delivery of course material. Delivery and evaluation of pre and post survey knowledge.

Jun 2008Dec 2010


AAA Security

Consultant/Trainer:, Albuquerque, NM: Consultant, Alliance International Training, authored Training Manual for Guard Card Training Level I, II, and III; submitted and approved through State of NM Regulations and Licensing, Private Investigations Advisory Board.

Feb 1985May 2008

Police Executive

Albuquerque Police Department

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.



Fluent in Spanish

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office: Excel, Power Point, Publisher. Programs/Data base: Engrade, Campusvue, Eclass, Ebsco, JAMIS, Cognos


2000    Proclamation, Secretary of State, promotion, “First bilingual female to achieve the rank of                   Captain at APD.”

2002    Inducted into New Mexico Women’s Hall of Fame for outstanding work in Law Enforcement profession. 

2002   Proclamation, City Council, Implementing the FAST Team, a unit that addresses Family Abuse and Stalking cases in the Albuquerque Police Department.

2003  Honorary Battalion Chief, Albuquerque Fire Department, for outstanding leadership during Bosque Fire crisis and continuous support of the Albuquerque Fire Depart.

2005  Congressional Letter of Commendation, Congresswomen Heather Wilson, for being an honest Police Officer and having the courage to cooperate truthfully with the APD Evidence Room investigation and demonstrating Integrity. 

2010   Gold Star Award, Inspiring, encouraging and providing excellent instruction to students at Brookline College. 

2013   Appreciation Plaque, Sinaloa, Mexico, Police Department, for providing outstanding training in  Critical Incident Management.

2014  Commencement Speaker, Graduating Class of 2014, Brookline College. Recognized for dedication  and providing excellence in Criminal Justice Instruction to students.

Advanced Training

National Response Plan, FEMA, National Incident Management System, IS100 through IS800, School Security & Safety, Executive Level Leadership, Tactical Firearms, Internet Crimes Against Children, Murals & Taggers, Gang Recognition, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Continuity of Operations, Media Relations, Drug Recognition, Infectious Disease Response, Hate Crimes Investigations, Critical Infrastructure Analysis, Human Resource Management, Critical Thinking, Problem Oriented Policing, Interview & Interrogations, Domestic Violence Investigations, Contract Negotiations, Labor Relations, Terrorism and Extremist Groups, Mexican Cartels, Border Security & Immigration Issues, Information Sharing, Death Investigations, Investigating Sexual Assaults, Crime Scene Investigations, Railway Safety, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention, Cyber Stalking, Street Survival 2011, Advanced Spokes Person, How Police Relate to Media, Dealing with the Mentally Ill, 2012, Workplace Violence, 2013, Bullet Proof Warrior, 2014, FEMA Active Shooter training, 2014, Business Ethics, 2014, NM LEA Firearms Qualification, 2015, Coaching, 2015, Master Instructor Development, 2015, NM Crime Prevention Annual Conference, 2017, NM Law Enforcement Annual Conference, NM Municipal League, 2017. 


Professional Memberships Affiliations

  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, Member, 2018
  • International Association of Women Police, Member 2018
  • International Association of Police, Member, 2018
  • American Phycological Association, Member, 2018
  • National Board of Teaching Standards, Member, 2018
  • ICivics, Subscribing Member 2018
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Subscribing Member, 2018
  • PoliceOne, Subscribing Member, 2018
  • JUVJUST, Office of Juvenile Prevention and Delinquency Prevention, USDOJ, Subscribing Member, 2018