Dedicated, proactive Law Enforcement Professional with 16 years of experience in motor vehicle accidents, robbery, drug operations, and homicide. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A strong leader with a firm, but fair attitude and a reputation of honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Deep knowledge of police policies and procedures
Crime prevention expertise
Civil law knowledge
Defensive tactics training
Firearms Training Unit Recruit InstructorChicago Police Department – Chicago, Illinois
Provided primary instruction to over 1000 Chicago Police and Metropolitan area recruits from all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds
Taught to all levels of student from beginner with no experience to those with extensive military or sports backgrounds
Maintained quality classroom procedures such as taking attendance and ensuring classroom aides were available (overhead projector, visual aides, tables, chairs, and sound systems
Maintained safe environment for all students while conducting dry and live fire exercises with many types of pistols
Maintained current lesson plans that were in compliance with Department Policy, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board requirements and State law
Documented and maintained records with regard to students' certifications
Coordinated with supervisory and support personnel to ensure training rooms and live fire area were available, clean to OHSA standards, and safe for training
Firearms Training Unit Carbine InstructorChicago Police Department – Chicago, Illinois
Trained over 1000 In-Service officers in the use of advanced weapon system including how and when to deploy with same and when it is inappropriate or unethical
Set up classes, arranged training locations, established transportation, and ensured supplies for training
Documented training and maintained records and ensured officers followed up with recurring qualifications
Ensured locations for recurring qualifications were safe and equipped for
Provided and maintained safe environment for all students while conducting dry and live fire exercises with many types of weapon systems including lethal, less lethal, and non-lethal options
Maintained current lesson plans that were in compliance with Department Policy, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Boar requirements and State law
Firearms Instructor to Mobile Strike ForceChicago Police Department – Chicago, Illinois
Responsible for teaching over 250 veteran officers in Use of Force application including deadly force, force decision making, and the legal, moral, and ethical application of all levels of police/citizen interaction
Mobile Strike ForceChicago Police Department – Chicago, Illinois
Police Officer (assigned to 015th District, transferred to 014th)Chicago Police Department – Chicago, Illinois
Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect crimes.
Enforced all traffic laws and ordinances and checked speed with radar.
Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
Conducted thorough investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents.
Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
Conducted preliminary investigations at the scenes of major crimes.
Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
Responded immediately to calls involving automobile accidents and criminal activity.
Booked suspects and processed mug shots and fingerprints.
Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
Issued traffic citations and electronic tickets for violations of traffic laws.
Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as a witness under oath in court.
Master of Science: Calumet College of St. Joseph - Whiting, Indiana
Associate of Science: Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, Illinois
Specialized Training and Courses
Chicago Police Department Instructor's Academy and Certification (2016)
Taser Instructor School/Chicago Police Department (2012)
40 Hour Chicago Police Department Firearms Certification Course (2011)
40 Hour SWAT S.M.A.R.T Course (2011)
F.B.I. Handgun Instructor School (2011)
F.B.I Ballistic Shield School (2011)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) Field Force Operations (2011)
6 Day CQB Tactics, Moorefield Training Center West Virginia (2010)
Armiger Police Training Institute 5 Day Reality Based Training Instructor School (2010)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security/L.S.U WMD Tactical Operations (2009)
State of Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation Registered Firearm Instructor