Demonstrated success conducting and supervising law enforcement functions with the focus being on implementing community policing programs; directly involved in providing leadership, training and supervision to state and local law enforcement professionals. Proven mentorship: successfully instructing senior investigators and international counterparts in targeting and infiltrating illicit networks. Senior expert law enforcement advisor to: DoS, DoD, and host nation government commanders; subject matter expert in police administration, training, and capacity-building initiatives. Extensive experience with: interagency coordination, host nation law enforcement, and the intelligence community using whole government approach to attack global crime threats.
• Department of Justice Active Security Clearance: Top Secret /SCI
• Certified Virginia Law Enforcement Officer
• Law Enforcement Officer / Deputy Sheriff since 1984
• Criminal Justice Instructor Certification – Department of Criminal Justice Services
• Firearms Instructor Certification – Department of Criminal Justice Services
LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL – SENIOR ASSOCIATE October 2012 – December 2015
Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED), Intelligence Integration Center (COIC), Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC / MPRI / Engility Corporation.
• Law Enforcement Senior Associate for law enforcement operations and business development.
• Subject matter expert related to transnational criminal activity, organized crime involving known and suspected terrorist organizations.
• Provide research and analysis with recommendations from a law enforcement perspective for the DoD and civilian law enforcement organizations.
• Serve as a Law enforcement liaison between the COIC and civilian law enforcement organizations worldwide.
• Develop strategic plans with teams for the implementation of investigative approaches to aid in the apprehension of known criminal terrorists.
DEPUTY SENIOR EXECUTIVE POLICE ADVISOR (GS-15) April 2011 – October 2012
U.S. Department of State (DoS) U.S. Mission Iraq Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
• Supervised the implementation of the INL Police Development Program, including directing the allocation of available resources to achieve stated goals and objectives.
• Oversaw the provision of technical law enforcement expertise to accomplish the development and execution of the strategic plan for police assistance to the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
• Ensured that program goals, objectives and priorities supported the overall INL mission, improving stability through the continued development of professional policing services.
• Provided leadership to the international law enforcement community through planning, development, and implementation of programs that improved the functional capacities of the MOI to manage and sustain internal security operations.
• Ensured that activities of the interagency community engaged in the law enforcement assistance mission, as well as those of other donors and international organizations, were fully coordinated and integrated with INL programs.
• Implemented cost-reduction strategies in connection with a $100 million dollar budget.
LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL, Domestic Assignment October 2007 – April 2011
U.S. Department of Defense JIEDDO–COIC, Multinational Forces Iraq, Task Force Legal
LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL, OPERATIONS OFFICER, ACTING COUNTRY MANAGER
LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM, IRAQI THEATRE OF OPERATIONS
• Provided subject matter expertise in transnational criminal activity involving known and suspected terrorist organizations
• Directed and standardized counter-improvised explosive device and related insurgent investigations for the Law Enforcement Professional (LEP) program to assist Host Nation and Coalition Forces in the identification and dismantling of organized criminal insurgent networks.
• Implemented Rule of Law initiatives with interagency cooperation involving Host Nation Law Enforcement working in sync with various Coalition Law Enforcement entities.
• Prepared and conducted briefings for Coalition Forces General Officers, Senior Civilian Personnel to include Host National Senior Ministry personnel.
• Directed over 170 law enforcement personnel on all matters involving employment and interaction with senior Coalition Forces personnel.
• Directed and coordinated the assignment of LEP personnel resources and information systems, including the provision of training in investigative strategies, procedures, and techniques.
• Directed initiatives involving communication and standardization with an emphasis on proactive investigations and responses to counter insurgent criminal activity.
• Implemented cost-saving budget strategies in connection with a $75 million dollar budget.
VICE PRESIDENT OF INVESTIGATIONS January 1998 – October 2007
International Justice Mission (IJM)
• Directed investigations of allegations of criminal activity in the form of human rights abuse in the developing world such as human trafficking, child prostitution, public justice corruption, states supported discrimination and abuse of ethnic minorities.
• Coordinated development of IJM’s investigative personnel resources, international investigative networks, and information systems; including training of investigative strategies, procedures, techniques, policy development, and security procedures.
• Supervised all direct reports of headquarter staff and indirect reports of field investigative staff in 14 field offices across nine developing countries.
• Organized the development and implementation of law enforcement training initiatives, introducing democratic/community styles of policing with an emphasis on proactive investigations and responses to criminal activity.
• Professionally addressed issues with the public, government bodies, media, and domestic and international law enforcement community.
• Developed and implemented department cost-saving budget strategies in connection with a $2 million dollar budget.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR July 2001 – October 2007
• Served as a law enforcement technical advisor as part of a Police Assessment Selection Training team that selected those Law Enforcement Officers who served in Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia and Sudan.
• Assisted with the development of policy by evaluation with commentary.
• Participated in the review of a job task analysis for the physical agility portion of the selection process for candidates.
DEPUTY SHERIFF October 1998 – 2015
Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Culpeper, Virginia
• Currently assist with Special Projects and policy development as needed.
• In 2002 successfully managed the budgeted $28-million-dollar proposal for the tri-county project development of an adult detention facility construction.
• Presently provide assistance with development and implementation of promotion boards.
• Assist with criminal investigations and making contact with international law enforcement, providing assistance with administrative inner-departmental investigations.
STATION COMMANDER, Zvornik, Republika of Srpska, Bosnia. October 1996 – October 1997
United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina International Police Task Force (CIVPOL) DynCorp
• Supervised civilian and sworn personnel from 38 nations; this area of responsibility encompassed approximately 70,000 residents with over 30,000 internally displaced persons.
• Evaluated and assessed threats to public order; made recommendations to the international community.
• Ensured compliance with policing standards in order to maintain a safe environment for mission personnel and the civilian population.
• Designed and oversaw the mentoring and training of local police, introducing them to democratic styles of policing.
COMMANDER, Patrol Operations February 1988 - October 1996
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office 78 West Lee Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Directed sworn and civilian personnel in the administration in all law enforcement matters in a 660 square mile jurisdiction; developed and implemented community policing programs; and managed security for large public events.
COMMANDER, Criminal Investigations Division
• Supervised sworn and civilian personnel in the administration of all criminal investigative activities.
• Ensured criminal apprehension reports met mandatory data elements with regard to all FBI Part I crimes including Murder, Rape, Robbery, Arson, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Aggravated Assault, Larceny and specific Part II notable narcotic offenses.
• Coordinated sensitive investigations involving various agencies at the local, state and federal level.
ASSISTANT DIVISION COMMANDER, Criminal Investigations Division
• Supervised investigators assigned to criminal cases.
• Conducted sensitive internal investigations.
INVESTIGATOR, Criminal Investigations Division
• Conducted assigned investigations and prepared reports necessary for case prosecution with concentration in the areas of homicide and sexual assault cases.
DEPUTY SHERIFF, Patrol Operations Division
• Executed traffic patrol functions, conducted criminal investigations and presented testimony for court cases.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS: COMMANDER, Sheriff's Emergency Response Team 8/94 - 10/96
• Expedited safe deployment and neutralization of high-risk situations.
• Ordered tactical responses based on threat analysis and assessment, including hostage negotiation.
• Implemented and developed tactical training programs for special enforcement operations.
• Planned budgets for equipment purchase and replacement.
ASST TEAM COMMANDER, Sheriff's Emergency Response Team 10/93-8/94
• Developed emergency assault plans and tactical deployment to manage/diffuse high-risk situations.
TEAM MEMBER, Sheriff's Emergency Response Team 6/88-10/93
POLICE OFFICER August 1983 - February 1988
City of Manassas Park Police Department Manassas Park, Virginia 22111
• Performed basic patrol operations, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, prepared reports necessary for case prosecution and presented testimony for court cases.
• Performed basic functions as Radio Communications Operator
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE, PRIORITIZE AND ADMINISTER WORK
• Skilled in conducting assessments in the developing world and making recommendations to senior leadership regarding the political will and capacities of law enforcement.
• Capable of strategic planning in the development objectives with quantifiable goals through direct and indirect implementation measuring transformational impact.
• Efficiently coordinate sensitive investigations involving various agencies at the local, state, federal and international level.
• Economically establish development and implementation of cost-reduction budgets.
• Expertly experienced in strategic and tactical planning for law enforcement and training activities.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING
• Skillfully able to articulate and implement training and tactical plans involving various national and international law enforcement entities.
• Adeptly develop and implement policies for international investigations in the developing world focused on the suppression of organized crime.
• Diligently include stakeholders at the earliest stages of a process for the team to develop and support a plan of action for a successful mission.
• Competently address collective communities, conflict resolution and redress of employee grievance
• Expertly prepare concise prosecutorial reports and sworn testimony for state and federal and international courts of law.
• Effectively establish proper communication and coordination with law enforcement entities, both foreign and domestic.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND TRAIN LEADERS
• Professionally communicate ethical standards for the development of leadership.
• Distinctively demonstrate high standards of performance.
• Efficiently oversee the development and implementation of successful law enforcement training programs both in the US and the developing world.
• Effectively develop innovative leaders through mentoring relationships.
• Skillfully conduct tough, consistent and realistic training.
• Expertly train others in various courses including: Security precautions for international travel; Law Enforcement and Civilian Firearms Instruction; Human Trafficking; Child Bonded Labor; Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation; Criminal Investigations; Undercover Investigations; Criminal Intelligence Gathering; Use of Surveillance technologies; Leadership development.
ABILITY TO MEET AND WORK WITH THE PUBLIC
• Effectively make thorough presentations to senior leadership for US Department of State, Department of Defense and Coalition Forces in areas of conflict.
• Comprehensively make presentations to both the domestic and the international law enforcement community at conferences and make interactions with senior law enforcement officials in the developing world.
• Effectively handle media interviews with domestic and international news outlets.
• Efficiently conduct presentations to the public as a law-enforcement officer including faith based, and civic organizations.
KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS)
• Possess active Top Secret/SCI clearance granted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
• Efficiently work directly with training and development programs in concert with the US government, various non-governmental organizations and the United Nations for the implementation of the rule of law.
• Professionally work directly with the U.S. Military and Coalition Forces for the purpose of the continued development of host national forces by building law enforcement capacity.
• Detailed knowledge of application and enforcement of Local, State, Federal laws and regulations.
Education and Training
2014 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Aspen University, Denver, Colorado (expected completion 2019)
1983 Associate in Applied Science in Police Science, Cum Laude, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, Virginia
1981 Graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Franconia, Virginia
2014 Technology, Tools for Working Smarter, Safer and Cheaper: Active Thinking for High Reliability Leaders: Training and Policy Recommendations, Challenging the "Like We Did in the Old Days" Mentality: Making Progressive Changes in a Smaller Department without Large Budget: Engaging Your Community: Social Media as a Law Enforcement Philosophy: Increasing Crime Analysis Capacity in Your Agency, Discussing the Importance, Feasibility, Challenges, Tools and Processes: Interventions for Officers Facing a Veteran in Crisis or Affected by Mental Health Issues: Preventing Wrongful Convictions: CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation, A Contemporary Management Framework for Professional Law Enforcement Agencies and Chief Executive: Law Enforcement and Youth, A Police Chief's Role, Responsibilities and Abilities for Youth and Violence Prevention - International Association of Chiefs of Police / Law Enforcement In-service Training- Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Criminal Justice Instructor Certification - Department of Criminal Justice Services
2011 Foreign Affairs Counter Threat Course – Diplomatic Security Service
Field Orientation – National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Foreign Service Institute
2010 Cultural Diversity; Firearms Instructor recertification; Motivational Interviewing; Law Enforcement In-Service - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
2008 Cultural Diversity; Law Enforcement In-Service; Firearms Instructor recertification; Criminal Patrol - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
2006 Law Enforcement In-Service - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Lead, Learn, Leave a Legacy - Center for Labor Management Studies
2002 Constitutional Law and Biased Policing - The Virginia Community Policing Institute Executive Command Staff Leadership - Center For Labor Management Studies Civil Liabilities For Supervisors - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
2000 Management Principles in Community Policing - The Virginia Community Policing Institute
1998 Law Enforcement Technology: An Executive Orientation of Systems and issues; Standards and Training Guidelines For Civilian Police in Peacekeeping Operations; Preventing and Responding to Weapons Incidents in the School Setting; Obtaining Department of Defense Resources for your Department; Police Chief Survival - International Association of Chiefs of Police / Law Enforcement In-service Training- Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Criminal Justice Instructor Certification - Department of Criminal Justice Services
1996 Critical Incident Management - International Association of Chiefs of Police
1994 Leadership Management - Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
Sniper Certification - Fairfax County Public Safety Academy
1993 Managing Police Discipline; Personnel Administration - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
Criminal Justice Instructor Certification - Department of Criminal Justice Services
1992 Contemporary Homicide Investigation - University of Delaware
Advanced Sex Crimes - Fairfax County Public Safety Academy
1992 Law Enforcement Supervisor In-Service - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
1990 Criminal Investigations - Worchester County, Maryland Sheriff's Department Serial Crimes
- United States Department of Justice
Forensic Topics - Commonwealth of Va. Dept. of General Services and Div. of Consolidated Lab Services
1989 Blood Stain Analysis; Hazardous Materials - Commonwealth of Va. Dept. of General Services and Div. of Consolidated Lab Services
Basic SWAT / Special Weapons and Tactics - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
1988 Firearms Criminal Justice Instructor Certification - Department of Criminal Justice Services
1986 Defensive Tactics Instructor - Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
1985 Firearms Instructor - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
1984 Law Enforcement Basic Training* - Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
* Graduated Top Overall Achievement Honors
Dispatcher Training Course - Department of Criminal Justice Services
1983 Fire Service Training - Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Fire Programs
C.P.R. and Multimedia Standard First Aid - American Red Cross
Awards & Commendations:
• 2012 DoS: Certificate of Appreciation from the Deputy Assistant Secretary; Franklin Award for Distinguished Service; Certificate of Appreciation from the Ambassador
• 2009 FBI: Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Interagency Support; Certificate of Recognition for Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism Multi National Forces Iraq; Commanding General Commendation for Exemplary Achievement
• 2008 Multi National Corps Iraq: Commendation for Exemplary Achievement
• 2006 DynCorp International: 5-Year Service Award
• 2001 International Justice Mission: Commendation for Outstanding Professionalism
• 1997 American Contingent Medal Bosnia and Herzegovina
• 1996 United Nations Peace Keeping Medal (In the service of Peace)
• CADRE Award (Citizen Alliance for Drug Rehabilitation Education)
• 1995 Fauquier County Sheriff's Office - Unit Citation Award; Community Service Award
• 1994 Fauquier County Sheriff's Office - Distinguished Service Award
• 1993 Fauquier County Sheriff's Office - Valor Award; Unit Citation Award; Safe Driving Award
• 1991 The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Law Enforcement Commendation Medal; FBI – Certificate of Appreciation For Outstanding Service; United States Department of Justice – Public Service Award
• 1991 CADRE Award (Citizen Alliance for Drug Rehabilitation Education)
• 1987 Warrenton / Fauquier Jaycees Young Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award
• 1988-89 Bristersburg / Ruritan Officer of the Quarter Award
• 1990-94 Fauquier County Sheriff's Office – Recipient of 16 Letters of Commendation