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Professional Summary

Well rounded, college educated, Law Enforcement Professional, Adjunct Instructor and US Army Combat Veteran. Committed to serving and educating the public by using sound judgment in sometimes difficult and intense situations. Always striving to help others and promote healthy and safe communities.

Civilian Education
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 12/2024 Doctor Of Philosophy : Organizational Psychology - GPA :

Currently in progress. Current GPA 4.0

University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Expected in 2017 Master of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :

Alpha Phi Sigma- National Criminal Justice Honors Society

Desales University Center Valley, PA Expected in 2015 Bachelor of Arts : Criminal Justice with specialty in Rehabilitation - GPA :

Magna Cum Laude

Stroudsburg High School Stroudsburg, PA Expected in 2003 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Law Enforcement Certifications and Training

Act 120 Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer Certification (Allentown Police Academy), Active Shooter (NYNJ HIDTA), Instructor Development (PSP), ALICE Active Shooter Instructor School (ALICE Institute), Firearms Instructor School (PSP), Low Light Tactics (Eagle One), Basic Tactics for Warrants (NCTC), Recognizing Armed Subjects (NYNJ HIDTA), First Aid and CPR (American Red Cross), Emergency Vehicles Operations (LCCC), Community and Resident Relations (Allentown Police), Incident Command Systems (FEMA), National Incident Management (FEMA), Field Training Officer School (Penn State) Field Trainer (KSA), Collision Investigation 1 (PSP), Collision Investigation 2 (PSP), Technical Vehicle Accident Investigation (PSP), Collision Reconstruction (PSP), PA Vehicle Inspection Enforcement (ILEE), Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement (ILEE), Motorcycle Collision Investigation (ILEE) Total Station Crime Scene Reconstruction Equipment Operation (Allentown Police), Verbal Judo (LCCC), Handling Anger in Traffic Stops (ILEE), Individual Crisis Intervention (EPARCISM), Group Crisis Intervention (EPARCISM), Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention (EPARCISM), Responding to People with Mental Illness (Police One Academy), Crisis Intervention Team Training (Cedar Crest College), FBI Basic Hostage Negotiations (FBI), Hostage Negotiation (Police One Academy), Training the Brain To Heal (Penn State), Trauma Informed- Criminal Justice System Responses Trainer Course (SAMHSA), Drug Identification (NCTC), Narcotics Investigation 1 and 2 (Police One Academy), Gangs 1, 2 and 3 (Police One Academy), Street Drug Interdiction (NYNJ HIDTA), Juvenile Justice (Police One Academy), School Resource Officer Training (NASRO), Interviewing Juveniles (ILEE), Identifying Deceptive Behavior (NCTC), Interview and Interrogation (NCTC), Interviewing and Interrogating in Narcotics Investigations (NCTC), A Tech Basic Wiretap School (PSP), Placing Suspect Behind the Keyboard (DFIR), Technologies Against Police (NCTC), Social Media and Law Enforcement (Police One Academy), Street Sergeant- Evidence Based Leadership (Dolan Consulting Group), POSIT Police Supervisor Training (Penn State), Tactical Leadership (Caliber Press)

Work History
University Of Minnesota - Adjunct Instructor
Minneapolis, MN, 10/2019 - Current
  • Proposed and created new courses, including a Verbal De-Escalation course designed to teach EMS, Fire and other government sectors how to effectively de-escalate a crisis situation.
  • Created and implemented course agendas, lesson plans and activities to successfully meet course objectives.
  • Taught and designed classes in corporate and public safety, utilizing classroom, field and digital media teaching techniques.
Six Flags, Inc. - Police Officer
Glendale, AZ, 03/2008 - Current

A variety of Police experience in multiple specialties and disciplines.

Primary Assignments

Patrol Officer- 2008-2016

  • Experienced in preparing for and presenting cases and testimony in PA Criminal and Civil courts
  • Active in community relations and attending community meetings as well as establishing a positive relationship with business owners and community leaders
  • Experienced in verbal diffusion techniques and self defense techniques
  • Initiated the preliminary investigation for reported crimes, accidents, local offenses and damage to property
  • Responded to major calls involving severe automobile accidents, gang activity, homicides, shootings, natural disasters, and other criminal activity
  • Conducted routine patrol to locate and detect crimes and traffic incidents, skilled in composing and drafting articulate reports in reference to those cases
  • Over 200 arrests made while a patrol officer, including several apprehensions of dangerous felony suspects

School Resource Officer- 2016

  • Worked closely with Allentown School District administrators, teachers, students and parents to ensure a safe and constructive learning environment
  • Effected arrests and implemented alternative diversionary programs of juvenile offenders in order to rehabilitate deviant or dangerous behavior
  • Instructor for the Allentown Police Youth Academy and other community outreach programs

Detective, Youth and Gang- 2016-2019

  • Conducted in depth investigations into crimes where the suspects were thought to be juveniles or gang related.
  • Coordinated concurrent investigations, information sharing, and cooperation with multiple units in the police department and other law enforcement agencies
  • Has assisted in and conducted successful investigations leading to over 150 arrests and prosecutions, including assisting in homicides, and primary investigations of armed robbery, assaults, child abuse and high value property crime

Patrol Platoon Sergeant- 2019-Present

  • Supervised up to 30 Police Officers in a Patrol Platoon. Setting up shift staffing, approving police reports, administrative duties and commanding during all Patrol activities
  • Led platoon during patrol shift to supervise officers to maintain professionalism and accountability.
  • Coordinated with other agencies and emergency services during investigations and emergency operations

Specialty Assignments

Hostage Negotiator- 2016-2021

  • Trained and experienced in responding and negotiating with suspects and emotionally disturbed parties in high priority crisis incidents where adaptive and decisive action must be made to protect human life

Crisis Intervention Team Supervisor- 2019-Present

  • Tasked with selecting, training and developing implementation of crisis intervention training/skills/policies and utilization of those skills to patrol officers in order to develop more effective interactions and referrals regarding the mental health community and individuals in crisis.

Accident Reconstruction Investigator- 2014-2016

  • Trained and experienced in crime scene and traffic accident investigation/reconstruction. Has conducted full investigations for serious and fatal collisions
  • Experienced in preparing and conducing search warrant and processing of crime scenes for evidence

Critical Incident Stress Management Team Peer Counselor 2014-Present

  • Member of the Critical Incident team which responds to assist during major crisis and ensures first responders deal and cope with mental health in stressful situations in a healthy manner

Field Training Officer- 2013-2016

  • Responsible for training and supervising new police officers in all policies and training for the first 16 weeks of their assignment as a Patrol Officer
  • Has assisted in refining policy and training of those policies within the Police Department

Field Training Supervising Sergeant- 2019-Present

  • Responsible for supervision of several Field Training Officers and Trainees to ensure that Training Officers are teaching to departmental standards and that trainees are meeting those standards.

Honor Guard Cadre- 2013-2018

  • Cadre of the Allentown Police Honor Guard, which includes organizing and presenting at public events and funerals in full ceremonial dress uniform

Honor Guard Commander- 2018-2021

  • Responsible for supervising, planning and leading the Allentown Police Honor Guard, which is a 25 member unit, in Police Funerals, Special Events, Parades, and State/Federal Ceremonies

Police Academy Instructor- 2014-Present

  • Trains and instructs Police Cadets in Academics, Firearms and Tactics at the Allentown Police Academy.

Lehigh Valley Law Enforcement Officers Peer Wellness Group Coordinator- 2022-Present

  • Co-founded a regional peer wellness group that helps local law enforcement officers find help for mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and many other needs.
United States Army - Infantryman
City, STATE, 06/2003 - 06/2008

Assigned while on active duty (06/2003-06/2007) to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Promoted to Sergeant (2006). Trained and deployed in multiple capacities to include:

  • Infantry Rifle Team Operations
  • High Value Target Operations
  • Sniper and Countersniper Operations
  • Indirect Fire Operations
  • Covert Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations

During combat operations deployed specifically as:

  • Convoy security HMMWV Machine Gunner- during operations in Baghdad, Iraq and resulting insurgency including the Siege of Sadr City(2003-2004)
  • Mortar Team Gunner and Rifleman- Battle of Karbala, Iraq (2004)
  • Rifle Team Leader- utilized for Border Reconnaissance, Security, and Tracking on the Syria/Iraq border (2005)
  • Sniper Team Leader then promoted to Sniper Squad Leader- Battle of Ramadi, Iraq (2006-2007) which included training and leading 6-12 US Army and Iraqi Army soldiers in intense urban combat missions against a well armed and trained enemy.
  • Conducted over 500 direct combat missions.
  • Was responsible for over $350,000 in military equipment with no equipment losses.

Additionally trained in:

  • Combat Lifesaver (advanced traumatic injury training) and with this training provided medical aid to multiple US and Coalition casualties while conducting combat operations.
  • Army Combatives Instructor (Army Hand to Hand)
  • Improvised Explosives recognition and detection.

Upon Honorable Discharge from Active Duty:

  • Served from 06/2007 to 06/2008 in the PA Army National Guard as a Sergeant in the 104th Long Range Surveillance Detachment (Airborne), 28th Infantry Division. This included training and supervision of reserve soldiers to ensure their combat readiness for future deployments to hostile territories. Honorably Discharged from the PA National Guard 06/2008
Military and Police Commendations

Noteworthy Military Commendations Awarded

• Combat Infantry Badge

• Purple Heart

• Army Commendation Medal of Valor

• Four Army Commendation Medals

• Navy Unit Commendation

• Presidential Unit Citation

• Good Conduct Medal

• Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star

• Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

• Army Service Medal

• National Defense Medal

• Overseas Service Ribbon

• Four Army Certificates of Achievement

Allentown Police Commendations Awarded

• Two Commendations for Lifesaving

• Four Commendations for Merit

• Four Commendations for Achievement

• Crisis Negotiation Unit Commendation

• 18 Certificates of Appreciation/Achievement from Pennsylvania State Legislature

• LBC Children and Youth Ministries- Law Enforcement Perseverance Award

Other Noteworthy Awards

• Commonwealth of Kentucky- Comission by State Governor as an Honorable Kentucky

Colonel for Humanitarian Outreach. May 2022.


World Karate Union- 1998-Present

  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • World Karate Union Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

Eastern PA Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM)- 2015-Present

  • Emergency Services Peer Support and Intervention Counselor

Lehigh Valley Law Enforcement Officer’s Peer Wellness Group- 2022-Present

  • Team Facilitator

St Micheal’s Warriors (Police Support 501c3)- 2022-Present

  • Board Member

Catalyst 4 (Community Outreach 501c3 Organization)- 2022-Present

  • Board Member

Penn Foster Career School

  • Gunsmith Career Diploma- 2020

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

  • Scuba Diver and Open Water Certificate- 2017

Vets for Vets (Veterans Mentor and Outreach Program)- 2013-2016

  • Assistant Veterans Service Officer

Military Order of the Purple Heart- 2006-Present

  • Member

Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 10)- 2008-Present

  • Member

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Desales University
  • Stroudsburg High School

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  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Police Officer
  • Infantryman


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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