Resourceful and dedicated security professional with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience. Twebty-five years in corrections and security. Hardworking and employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to keep order and avoid dangerous situations. Firm belief that a proactive approach is key for the day to day operations of security operations and that staff under your direction are your greatest asset, therefore utilizing positive reinforcement and praise attributes to positive staff morale. As a leader it is imperative to stay close enough to your staff to relate, but far enough ahead to lead.
Criminal law knowledge
Crisis intervention training
Search and seizure procedures
Segregation unit specialist
Lethal force training
Less lethal force training
Less than lethal force training
Maryland Firefighter I
Hazardous Materials Operations Certified
Maryland Security License/Weapons Permit
DHS Federal Contractor Training with Weapons/ 96 Hours
Suicide prevention training
Inmate behavior modification tactics
Firearm operations trained
Safety and security-oriented
Strong interpersonal skills
CCTV Operations Training
Conflict resolution skills
MCI-H Tactical Emergency Response Team
MCI-H Weapons Squad
NIK Drug Test Certified
Chemical Agents Certified
Virginia Armed Security License with arrest authority
Provide direct supervision to 131 Correctional Officer I, II's, and Sergeants in a 1,800 bed medium security state correctional facility. responsible for the direct management of the 120 bed Protective Custody Unit, medial infirmary, medical dispensary, and visiting room
Schedule daily post assignments
Conduct frequent rounds of the facility and grounds to ensure proper staffing and security
Inspect housing areas for compliance with sanitation, security, and health regulations
Supervise staff in routine and special searches
Provide specific guidance to staff in the application of direct supervision, counseling and interpersonal communication skills
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the Emergency Operations Plan and convey this Plan into action in the event of an emergency
Comply with and enforce institutional policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
Read and comply with assigned post orders and specific directives relevant to assignment
Prepare written reports and employee performance evaluations
Review incident reports and investigative reports submitted by officers and staff
Conduct initial investigations of all serious incidents, to include any use of force by staff, inmate on inmate assaults, inmate on staff assaults, and contraband seizures.
Assist training coordinators in the development, implementation and evaluation of department training programs and participate in the training of correctional employees
Recommend changes to post orders to enhance security
Serve as a member of the inmate classification committee and attend hearings and conferences regarding inmate classification matters
Investigate Administrative Remedy procedures submitted by inmates, to include initial assessment, conducting interviews of inmate and staff and completing written response on findings along with recommendations.
Make staffing decisions for the purpose of meeting established shift schedules
Participate in Case Management decisions and recommend for or against inmate job assignments, custody levels, segregation status, and special programs
Develop, plan, and conduct scenario training exercises to include: Hostage situations, fire emergencies, mass disturbances, adverse job actions, escapes, medical quarantine, and medical epidemic situations
Complete First Report of Injury Forms (Workers Compensation) for staff injured on duty
Conduct internal and external audits in accordance with state standards to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to.
Maintained the custody and control of 1800 inmates housed in medium security SCF.
Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.
Received and accounted for personal possessions and determined inmate work assignments.
Searched the building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.
Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
Made regular sanitation and maintenance checks of dorms and reported results to appropriate personnel.
02/1992 to 06/1996
Correctional Officer I and IIMaryland Correctional Institution- Jessup – Jessup, MD
Credit Classes: Criminal Justice Hagerstown Community College - Hagerstown, MD
Coursework in Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration including:
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement and the Community
History & Philosophy of Corrections
Institutional Treatment of Offenders
Correctional Fieldwork Internship
Advanced Correctional Internship
High School Diploma: Hancock High School - Hancock, MD
Awarded MCI-H Officer of the Month
Awarded MCI-H Supervisor of the Quarter
Assisted in the start up of MCI-H Protective Custody Unit
Reduced inmate on staff assaults utilizing proactive methods such as interpersonal communication skills, consistent frisk searches, and housing area searches
Instituted procedures to effectively feed 1,800 inmates after the emergency shut down of facility kitchen
Instituted procedures for the effective switch from state ran commissary to privatized commissary
Developed and implemented DPSCS Regional Hostage Scenario which included five SCF's, Special Operations Group, Hostage Negotiation Team, and three institutional Tactical Response Teams
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Courses
Graduate Maryland Correctional Training Academy (1992) Graduate First Line Supervisors Academy (2013) Graduate of MPCTC Leadership School (2013) Strengthening Communications for Effective Leadership Coaching and Mentoring for a Succesful Workplace Internal Investigations- Corrections Managing and Multi-tasking Moral and Ethical Considerations in Corrections Supervisor Roles in Critical Incidents National Incident Management System