Chief of PoliceJul 2009 to Current Bartow Police Department － Bartow, Florida
The city of Bartow is located in central Florida betweenOrlando and Tampa.
The population is estimated at 18,000+ and serves as the county seat of Polk County, Florida.The Bartow Police Department has 43 sworn officers and 23 non-sworn personnel.
The City operates with 60 million dollars in revenue annually, with a police department budget of over 5 million dollars.
-Designed and implemented a Strategic Plan for the Police Department
-Implemented Citizen's Police Academy for residents of Bartow
-Worked with the Polk County School Board to create a Criminal Justice Academy at
Bartow High School
-Started a Community Services Unit with enforcement of drug activity and
community directed enforcement
-Created a Community Policing philosophy throughout the department to include
-Created a Volunteer Citizen Patrol Unit, consisting of members of the community
and provided training and equipment
-Performed the duties of Acting City Manager in the City Manager's absence
Working on contracts and designs of a water reclamation plant and a solar plant
-Received "Spirit of Bartow" Award from the Chamber of Commerce.
Deputy ChiefOct 1988 to Jun 2009 Panama City Police Department － Panama City, Florida
The Panama City Police Department is located on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida.
It is the county seat of Bay County, Florida and is known for having the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches." The department is comprised of 148 employees, with 97 being sworn officers.
It operates on a 9 million dollar budget policing a year round population of approximately 37,000 residents.
The department consists of a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, four Captains, four Lieutenants, thirteen Sergeants and seventy-four officers, detectives and crime scene investigators.
2004 of Police Appointment
- Preparation and management of Department's budget
- Budget Amendments
- Oversee daily operation of the department
- Acting Chief in absence of current Chief
- Personnel disciplinary actions
- Policy implementation
- Authorize and oversee Internal Affairs investigations
- Department's EEO representative
- Legal liaison
- Code Enforcement Administrator.
1999 Commander Appointment
- Overall management of Patrol
- Traffic Homicide Investigations
- Traffic Enforcement
- Community Police Services
- Special Detail assignments
- Port Authority Representative.
1997 Detective Lieutenant Promotion
- Supervision of the Detective, Crime Scene Investigation and Undercover
Narcotics Investigation Units.
1995 Detective Sergeant Promotion
- Supervision and operations of the Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal
1993 Detective Promotion
- Investigation and follow up on all criminal cases, as assigned.
Opportunity to work several high profile murder cases, with successful conclusions.
- Responsible for Traffic Homicide Investigations and enforcement of State and
- In 1990, organized and implemented the City's first School Resource Officer
program and was responsible for elementary, middle and high schools.
Patrol DeputyJan 1986 to Jan 1988 Bay County Sheriff's Office － Florida
PatrolmanJan 1983 to Jan 1986 City of Callaway Police Department － Florida
Volunteer Special Olympics of Bay County - 20 years
*Law Enforcement Torch Run Coordinator within Bay County - 5 years
*Event Chair American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Panama City - 3 years
*Vice-President Operating Board for Bay Area American Cancer Society - 3 years
*President 2008 & 2009 American Cancer Society Bay Area Unit's Operating Board
*Past board member of Bay County Teen Court, Inc.- 3 years
*City representative United Way - 8 years
*Past board member Children's Home Society - 2 years
*Bowl for Kids Sake (Big Brothers/Big Sisters) - 2 years
*Past Vice President Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 130 - 1 year
*Special needs kids "Trip to Miracle Strip" organizer - 6 years
*Member Outdoors Without Limits - 1 year
*Relay for Life of Bartow, Chair - 2 years
*American Cancer Society Operating Board-Polk County
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Florida Association of Chiefs of Police
Florida Chapter of FBI National Academy Graduates
National Chapter of FBI National Academy Graduates
Florida Intelligence Unit
Bartow Rotary Club
Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce