Michigan HIDTA Deputy Director with more than seven years experience assisting the HIDTA Executive Board and Executive Director with the successful leadership, management, and administration of the Michigan HIDTA. Highly motivated professional with specialized experience in the skills and abilities required to lead, manage and grow the Michigan HIDTA.
Strong team building and consensus building skills.
Demonstrated professional, effective communication with the Executive Board, HIDTA Management Team, Task Force Commanders, law enforcement partners, ONDCP and HIDTA Directors and Deputy Directors.
Demonstrated expertise in the financial management of HIDTA funds.
Demonstrated public speaking skills.
Experienced decision maker/manager that gets the job done effectively and efficiently.
Team player that leads by example, is committed to the HIDTA mission, our team and our partners.
Demonstrated expertise in the HIDTA Performance Management Process.
Strong understanding of HIDTA Program Policies and Procedures.
Deputy Director, 06/2009 to Current Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area – 28 W. Adams Suite 400 Detroit, Michigan. 48226
Works directly with the Executive Director and the Executive Board to ensure the two main goals of the HIDTA Program are accomplished.
Provides administrative, financial and program management for the operation of the HIDTA. The ISDC Coordinator, Financial Manager, Information Technology Manager and the Performance Management Process Coordinator report directly to the Deputy Director.
Helps ensure that HIDTA Initiatives are in compliance with HIDTA program requirements by planning and conducting initiative site visits, planning and conducting training sessions for Task Force Commanders and by regularly reviewing Initiative performance as Chair person of the Executive Board's Steering Group sub-committee.
Assists the Executive Director in keeping the Executive Board apprised of HIDTA performance and Initiative Performance by identifying,co-creating and presenting several management reports that detail performance measures regarding drug trafficking organizations, drug and asset seizures, and information sharing through the use of our deconfliction services.
Directly involved in facilitating the expansion of our intelligence sharing and deconfliction operations by making presentations to our federal, state and local partners regarding HIDTA Investigative Support and Deconfliction services.
Works directly with the Executive Director to enhance our Heroin Response Strategy by establishing partnerships with the Center for Disease Control and the University of Michigan Injury Research Center.
Regularly represents the Michigan HIDTA at National forums regarding Performance Management, Domestic Highway Enforcement, Investigative Support and Deconfliction Center Management, and has represented the Executive Director at forums and other important meetings.
Directly responsible for coordinating the preparation of ONDCP required documents and submitting the documents to the Executive Board for approval. Authored the Michigan HIDTA Annual Report and Strategy on behalf of the Executive Board and Executive Director since 2010.
Responsible for coordinating/developing the Michigan HIDTA Threat Assessment with the National Drug Intelligence Center and recently with the DSEMIIC, MIOC and our federal, state and local partners.
Responsible for assisting the Executive Board and Executive Director with developing, reviewing and submitting annual Initiative Descriptions and Budget Proposals to ONDCP.
Works directly with the Financial Manager to ensure the Michigan HIDTA is compliant with Program Policy and Budget Guidance and other financial rules and regulations.
Co-created and implemented policy to maintain a central inventory tracking system for equipment purchases made with HIDTA funds.
Selected by the ONDCP, Deputy Director of the National HIDTA program to be part of a team that conducts program reviews of other HIDTAs.
Selected by HIDTA Director's Committee Chair to work on the committee which created written guidelines for ONDCP review of HIDTA Annual Reports, Strategies, Initiative Description's and Budget Proposals.
Assistant Chief , 11/2004 to 06/2009 Farmington Hills Police Department – Farmington Hills, Michigan
Assistant Chief in charge of Administration for two years. Led 60 sworn and non-sworn members. Member of the Chief's Executive Staff from 2001 to retirement.
Responsible for developing and administering the Department's 18 million dollar budget.
Responsible for developing, and issuing numerous policies, procedures, orders, directives and training bulletins.
Oversaw the recruiting, testing, hiring and training of department personnel.
Responsible for overseeing the acquisition and the implementation of new equipment and technology.
Assistant Chief in charge of the Investigative Bureau for 2.5 years. Led 38 sworn and non-sworn personnel.
Directly supervised numerous major investigations. Responsible for authorizing more than 50 narcotics search warrants and buy busts each year.
Master of Science: Administration, 1998 Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Coursework included, Effective Administration and Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Applications in Administrative Decision Making, Administrative Control and Analysis and Communications in Conflict Management.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 1980 Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan
HIDTA Director's Association.
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Southeast Michigan Chiefs Association.
Wayne County Chiefs Association.
HIDTA Management by the National HIDTA Assistance Center
Financial Management of HIDTA funds by the National HIDTA Assistance Center
Performance Management Process (PMP) by the National HIDTA Assistance Center.
FBI National Academy Management Training Program, 213th Session.
Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.