Accomplished and well respected veteran Police Officer with more than 14 years experience in law enforcement dealing with a wide range of difficult situations with a level head and calm disposition. I am now seeking the position of Sergeant with the Tisbury Police Department.
Investigated a residential burglary case last year in which a safe containing about $20,000. was stolen from the house. The safe and all money was recovered, and all three suspects were apprehended and are facing multiple felony charges.
Over the course of my law enforcement career I have investigated and assisted in the investigations of several misdemeanor and felony crimes. I have also made many arrests for drunk driving and other motor vehicle related crimes.
Have written detailed and complete reports and have testified in court about these cases for many years.
I have received numerous letters of appreciation from community residents as well as letters of commendation from the Police Chief.
I have served in the position of Acting Sergeant on the evening shift for the past year in which I have supervised, mentored, guided, and encouraged officers under my command to excel in their duties. I have learned many things about managing other employees and also about what my leadership style is and how I have been able to improve it.
I currently serve on the Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force and the regional Arson Investigation Team. I am responsible for maintaining and performing accuracy checks of the department PBT and I for ordering and maintaining the fleet of cruisers for the department.
I have served in the position of Patrolman for the Tisbury Police Department for about 8 years in which I have investigated and prosecuted several felony and misdemeanor crimes. I have fostered good relations with the residents of Tisbury through personal interactions with the citizens. I have also cultivated professional relationships with other members of this department as well as officers from other agencies. These relationships have helped me gain cooperation when working cases that span different shifts and law enforcement agencies.
I served as a Special Police Officer for the Tisbury Police Department for about 5 years in which I assisted full-time officers with their duties as directed. I responded quickly to dispatch and took appropriate action at crime and disaster scenes. I wrote reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed. I patrolled designated areas in a cruiser and on foot. I responded to and investigated security and burglar alarms. I performed community policing functions by walking on Main St and speaking with business owners and citizens about their issues and assisting them with routine activities.
I have served as a Special Police Officer for the West Tisbury Police Department for about 4 years in which I patrolled the airport terminal and grounds on foot. I assisted security screening personnel as needed. I assisted travelers and citizens with directions or other questions. I monitored and controlled vehicular traffic and parking in front of the terminal building. I ensured adherence to safety and security protocols per state and federal guidlines.
My law enforcement career started in the summer of 1997 as a Traffic Officer for the Edgartown Police Department in which I directed traffic through downtown streets and parking areas. I monitored and enforced parking rules throughout town. I assisted citizens with directions and answers to various questions. I patrolled beach and parking areas of South Beach to monitor and enforce parking rules.
This course is the training now required by MPTC to be accepted as an MPTC sponsored Academy Instructor. Completion of this course generally certifies the student to apply as a level 1 or 2 instructor for the MPTC. This was a 6 day course.
This course was an introduction to drug investigation techniques and procedures for patrol officers including using drug field testing kits and cultivating and registering confidential informants. This was a 2 day course.
This course prepares and teaches officers how to properly gain the probable cause necessary to apply for a search warrant and guides the officer in writing the warrant affidavit section. This is a 2 day class.
In this seminar retired Chief Ron Glidden updates officers on the latest MA firearms laws and their proper application and their affect on local licensing. This is a 1 day seminar.
This course teaches the officer the basic techniques and procedures employed by police detectives to effectively perform their duties. This is an 8 day course that includes viewing an actual autopsy.
This seminar is designed to give supervisors and command staff guidance in dealing with employee discipline as well as the provisions of MA labor law and the federal FLSA. This is a 1 day seminar.
This course teaches officers the proper procedures and techniques for the investigation of sexual assault and related crimes. This is a 5 day course.
This course prepares new front line supervisors for the challenges of managing subordinate officers and teaches techniques and strength exercises to help the supervisor to grow more comfortable with his or her new leadership role. This is a 3 day course.
This course teaches the skills necessary to safely and effectively operate a police motorcycle during emergency operations and slow speed handling maneuvers. This is a 5 day course.
This course teaches the officer to be able to repair and replace parts of the Glock pistol and to recognize the reasons for certain malfunctions. The course teaches what parts may need to be replaced on a regular or semi-regular basis. This is a 1 day course that certifies officers as Glock pistol armorers.
This course shows officers the proper and compassionate way to notify next of kin about the death of their loved one(s). This is a 1/2 day course.
This course teaches officers the Reid technique of interviewing and interrogating suspects and witnesses to crimes and in how to read visual and audio clues like body language and "soft denials". This is a 4 day course.
This course teaches new recruits the basic techniques, procedures, and laws required to perform the duties of a full-time police officer. This class is 22 weeks and I graduated third from the top out of 43 students.
These two classes were satellite courses through the Nathan Mayhew Seminars in Vineyard Haven. I achieved a total of 6 credits towards a degree in criminal justice.
This is the basic course for becoming a first level EMT. This course was about 120 hours. I have maintained this certification since 2000.
This is the basic course which is the minimum training for an individual to work as a part time or "special" officer. This course was about 120 hours.
I am a graduate of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and also attended the West Tisbury School from Kindergarten through third grade.
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