Dynamic and Assertive Law Enforcement Officer with over 28 years of successive experience in managing investigations, law & order, security, public service, law enforcement training and police force activities. Profound knowledge in internal investigations, city council presentations, public safety programs, emergency response, policy & procedure development, budget planning & management and media & public relations. Adept at conducting investigations and diffusing potentially volatile situations with tact and diplomacy. Highly capable of directing and leading police personnel to meet law enforcement objectives coupled with exceptional comprehension of gathering evidence and complying with legal requirements. Exceptional communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on lowered crime, heightened security, strengthened productivity and overall quality of life across the community.
An active member of the National Drug Enforcement Officers Association, the Mississippi Deputy Sheriff's Association, the Mississippi Chapter for the International Association for Identification and a certified D.A.R.E. officer. Past Regional Director, Past Secretary/ Treasurer, and Past Northern Vice President of the Mississippi Association of Drug Enforcement Officers and a Past President of the Golden Triangle Law Enforcement Officer's Association. Has lectured at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Training Academy on Officer Safety, K9 Operations, and Use of Force.
Certified Clandestine Lab Technician
Certified U.S. Customs Agent- Blue Lightning Program
Certified Computer Voice Stress Analyst
Established strategies and plans to ensure optimal performance in the oversight of uniform patrols, Investigations, Court operations and K9 operations.
Formulated departmental policies, regulations and program priorities to be followed by members of the Sheriff's Department and Court Security Staff, preparing reports and recommendations for federal, state, and county agencies, Department of Transportation, and Department of Justice.
Established and oversaw the conversion of Departmental reporting from UCR to NIBRS reporting standard
Oversaw various department services and activities such as criminal investigation, law enforcement training, and crime trend analysis; designed and implemented policies for hiring deputy sheriff's and evaluating performance of more than 35 employees.
Responsible for coordinating, developing and reviewing Criminal Investigation Unit operations as well as the responsibility for discipline, supervision, and evaluation of assigned personnel.
Conducted complex criminal investigations which involve persons and property for a department with 35 sworn officers
Enforced regulations by reviewing federal and state laws to confirm compliance.
Instituted accountability practices, increased and enhanced departmental resources for major investigations and streamlined assignments which lead to successful case clearance rates of nearly 80%
As Assigned Task Force Agent for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department, oversaw the day to day operations of staff members spanning multiple counties.
Assisted the Commander in successfully expanding the Task Force from three to six counties
Administered the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant, the primary source of funding for the Task Force. Grant was successfully awarded for 13 consecutive years.
Represented the Task Force Commander and acted as liaison to six Boards of Alderman and six Boards of Supervisors
Conducted or directed over 900 felony drug investigations
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