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Masters Degree

GPA 3.933


Bachelor of Science

Graduate: Summa Cum Laude

Work experience


Assistant Director

Glendale Police Department

Director of the Support Services Bureau. Second in command of agency. Command oversight over investigations, training, budget, personnel, grants, detention and accreditation.

  • Command oversight of investigative staff comprised of violent crimes, property crimes and special investigations detectives, sergeants, lieutenants and one commander.
  • Command oversight of the develop and management of the departments budget, approximately $75 million.
  • Provided command oversight of the personnel function to include background investigations, internal and external hiring process and recruitment.
  • Command oversight of the training academy staff and the training function.
  • Command responsibility over the CALEA accreditation process.
  • Command oversight of the detention facility and detention operations.
  • Command oversight over the records, evidence, identification and grants functions of the agency.
  • Command responsibility over approximately 200 sworn and non-sworn police department employees.
  • Served as a liaison with other City departments and ensured the maintenance of positive working relationships.
  • Serve on the Executive Board of the Arizona State University Community Crime Commission. Was an integral part of the development of the Commission with professors at Arizona State University.

Lead Facilitator/Teaching Assistant

Lead Facilitator/Teaching Assistant and Facilitator for the Boston University on-line Masters inCriminal Justice Program.

  • Provide instructional support to students in all courses of the MCJ Program.
  • Supervise the work of course facilitators to ensure compliance with program and academic standards.
  • Assist in development and revision of graduate school course work.
  • Assist on-campus faculty with the administration of on-line graduate course work in criminal justice.
  • Provide support to professors, students and course facilitators.

Captain: Division Commander - Operations Division South

Tucson Police Department
  • Provide command oversight of all aspects of patrol operations in a division comprised of a diverse population of approximately 150,000 with an area of about 50 square miles.
  • Direct supervisor of three commanders and administrative support staff. Authorized strength is currently 144 personnel.
  • Developed positive working relationships with community leaders, council offices, neighborhood/business groups.
  • Assumed incident command over numerous critical incidents and complex investigations.
  • Reviewed complaints of police misconduct and administered appropriate disciplinary interventions from counseling to termination.
  • Salary approximately $131,000/year.
  • Oversight of division operating budget of $14,431,900.

Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ                                                                                                  2005 - 2007Captain: Division Commander - Police Logistics Division

  • Project Manager for the construction of a 68,000 square foot police substation and a 70,000 square foot evidence facility. The project budgets were $24 million and $15.6 million respectively.
  • Supervised the purchase of both the marked and unmarked police vehicle fleet.
  • Interacted with various vendors, procurement and other city departments to purchase equipment for the Department.
  • Managed all aspects of the maintenance and remodel of police facilities.
  • Provided oversight and assistance in the development of two organizational budgets ($4,615,680 and $5,373,510).

Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ                                                                                                  2000 - 2005Police Lieutenant

  • Served as the CALEA Accreditation Manager.
  • Patrol Commander in Operations Division South.
  • Investigations Commander in the Property Crimes Section. Provided command oversight of the Burglary, Auto Theft, Fraud, Elder Abuse and Surveillance Units.
  • Served as the Department's Executive Officer providing direct administrative support to the Chief of Police.
  • Served as the Internal Auditor for the Department.
  • Guided Department through its first CALEA reaccreditation in September 2004.
  • Obtained grant funding from the Arizona Auto Theft Authority for auto theft enforcement and education initiatives.

Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ                                                                                                  1994 - 2000Police Sergeant

  • Served as a patrol supervisor in Operations Division South and Operations Division East.
  • Served as the Basic Training Sergeant at the Tucson Police Academy overseeing all elements of curriculum development and recruit officer training at a regional training center.
  • Supervisor in the Hostage Negotiations Unit also served as the unit's training officer.
  • Supervisor of the Planning and Research Unit completing complex staff studies and making recommendations to Senior Staff.
  • Served in Internal Affairs as the Backgrounds Investigations and Internal Audit Unit supervisor.
  • Instructor for the Arizona Regional Community Policing Institute for two years instructing Perspectives in Community Policing and Strategic Planning.

Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ                                                                                                  1987 - 1994Police Officer

  • Assigned to patrol and crime suppression assignments in high crime areas.
  • Certified as a Field Training Officer, H.G.N. Technician, Drug Recognition Expert and AZ POST certified instructor.
  • Assigned to the D.U.I. Squad.
  • Assigned to the Technical Support Section as the Vehicle Control and Court Liaison Officer.

National Training Consultant

National Emergency Communications Institute

Served as a National Training Consultant and provided training to law enforcement andemergency communications personnel from more than 200 agencies in 15 states.

  • Provided training to emergency communications personnel on topics ranging from development of policies and procedures to training officer certification.
  • Provided management/leadership training to law enforcement supervisors and commanders.
  • Provided stress management training to both sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Keynote speaker at the 2003 Arizona State APCO Conference.

Police Officer

Marshalltown Police Department
  • Patrol officer assigned to general patrol duties.
  • Assigned as a SWAT Team member.


"The Need for Higher Education." Law and Order Magazine. North Hollywood, CA, September 2005, 86 - 94. Article discussing the need for higher education for police commanders."Supplemental Training Manual." S.T.I.M.. Tucson Police Department, April 1999, 1 - 512. 512 page supplemental training manual to support basic training of new police officers


  • 1981 - 2008. Approximately 2000 hours of training in police operations, tactics and administration in addition to specific training listed below
  • Planning, Designing and Constructing Police Facilities, International Association of Chiefs of Police. Roanoke, VA, 2006
  • Managing Construction Projects, Lorman Education Services. Tucson, AZ, 2006
  • Certificate in Public Policy Management, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, 2006
  • Success Facilities Planning, Police Facility Planning Institute. Kansas City, MO, 2005
  • Assessor Certification, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Pasadena, CA, 2004
  • Senior Management Institute for Police, Police Executive Research Forum. Boston, MA,
  • 2003. Intense three-week command school instructed primary by Harvard Kennedy School of Government faculty. Generally considered as one of the top police command schools in the country.
  • Accreditation Manager Training, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Orlando, FL, 2003
  • Public Executive Program Training, Arizona State University. Phoenix, AZ, 2001
  • Project Management Certification, City of Tucson. Tucson, AZ, 2001
  • Applied Strategic Planning, University Associates. Las Vegas, NV, 2000
  • Background Investigations/AZ POST Audit Process, AZ POST. Phoenix, AZ, 1999
  • Designing Experiential Learning Modules, University Associates. Las Vegas, NV, 1997
  • Staff Skills School, ALEOAC. Phoenix, AZ, 1992
  • Arizona Police Officer Certification, ALEOAC. Tucson, AZ, 1987
  • Iowa Peace Officer Certification, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Des Moines, IA, 1982


  • Certificate of Appreciation, Boston University. Boston, MA, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Legion. United States Army, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Miami Dade Police Department. Miami, FL, 2005
  • Chief of Police Citation of Excellence, Tucson Police Department. Tucson, AZ, 2005
  • 2002 Law Enforcement Unit of the Year, Arizona Auto Theft Authority. Phoenix, AZ, 2002
  • Medal of Service, Tucson Police Department. Tucson, AZ, 2001
  • Civic Service Award, Homicide Survivors. Tucson, AZ, 2000. Operation Safe Summer 2000 - recognition for a community policing program that dramatically reduced the incidence of violent crime in the S. 6th Avenue corridor in Tucson.
  • Letter of Appreciation, Arizona Regional Community Policing Institute. Phoenix, AZ, 2000.
  • For training more than 400 law enforcement supervisors and community leaders over a 2 year period in Perspectives in Community Policing and Strategic Planning
  • Medal of Merit, Tucson Police Department. Tucson, AZ, 1998
  • Exemplary Service Award, Arizona POST. Phoenix, AZ, 1996
  • Medal of Merit, Tucson Police Department. Tucson, AZ, 1994
  • Unit Citation, Tucson Police Department. Tucson, AZ, 1994

Executive Summary

27 years experience as a law enforcement professional, currently holding the rank of Assistant Director. More than 9 years experience in command level assignments, to include as the second command of a major city police department. A diverse work history touching virtually every facet of administration, investigations and operations within a law enforcement agency. Decorated five times in the line of duty. An earned Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology. A 2003 graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) command school. An established criminal justice educator/trainer for more than 15 years. Currently the Lead Facilitator for the on-line Masters in Criminal Justice Program at Boston University. Possessing a solid knowledge of the NISPOM and NISPOM Supplement. Willing to, and capable of, obtaining up to a Top Secret security clearance. Able to solve complex problems with minimal direction and proficient in conducting detailed investigations. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Able to travel on company business. An energetic self-starter who is able to meet deadlines and work with little supervision. Will be pursuing certification as an Industrial Security Professional (ISP).