I am a motivated Law Enforcement Officer with a strong passion and commitment to serving and protecting our community from crime and dangerous activities. I have extensive training in conflict and crisis intervention as well as extensive tactical police training from my over 1100 hours of police training. I consistently surpass the minimum standards of my duties in the endless pursuit of bettering myself. I have exceptional report writing skills from completing over 1,000 police reports. I am experienced in professional courtroom testimony based off of the dozens of times I have had to testify in court proceedings. I have a strong passion for performing my duties which is reflected by me leading my peers in arrests consistently with over 400 arrests just over the last three years. I have a strong understanding of the team building concept and always try to help others grow their knowledge by the sharing of my training and experiences . I also served over 14 years in the Army National Guard and pride myself in living the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage in everything that I do.
Received the Silver Star Award in 2003 from the St Bernard Sheriff's Office for courageous actions while apprehending an active shooter suspect during a bus stop shooting in the Lexington Subdivision in August of 2003.
Upon returning from my first tour to Iraq with the Army in January of 2005 I received an Honorable Discharge along with the following awards: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device, Army Service Ribbon, and the Louisiana War Cross.
Received a Letter of Commendation in 2007 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Lt. J. Ewing) for my actions and response which saved an inmates life during the attempted murder of that inmate by another inmate inside of the Restricted Housing Unit in November of 2007.
Upon returning from my second tour to Iraq with the Army in December of 2009 I received an Honorable Discharge along with the following awards: Overseas Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Bronze Star device, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
In my current capacity as a Patrolman my duties include provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts. Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities. Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries. Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
I served for 1 1/2 years as a Special Investigations Detective where my duties included investigating all narcotics and weapon related violations utilizing undercover investigations, informant management, surveillance, case management, and other techniques related to illegal narcotics.
I have served my entire career with this department as a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT Team) as a Crisis Negotiator. As a Crisis Negotiator my duties where to work as a member of a team while communicating with people who are threatening violence, including barricaded subjects, hostage takers, or persons threatening suicide, to find the safest resolution to highly stressful and/or violent incidents. Every year with this department I have been certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training.
As an Intelligence Analyst I used information derived from all intelligence disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. I was primarily responsible for supervising, coordinating and participating in the analysis, processing and distribution of strategic and tactical intelligence. I have maintained a Top Secret security clearance with the US Government since the beginning of my service. I was deployed twice overseas to Iraq in support of the War on Terrorism. For both deployments I was the Sergeant in Charge of the Battalion Intelligence Section and received several awards for my leadership and dedication which is reflected in my military service record. Over my tenure I served in both the Army Louisiana National Guard and the Army Pennsylvania National Guard. I have been trained and certified as a Combat Lifesaver every year with the Army from 2004-2013.
Care, custody, and control of convicted felons at a maximum security state penitentiary. I was mostly assigned to the Restricted Housing Unit which securely houses offenders who either receive disciplinary sanctions for bad behavior or who have been placed in protective custody for their safety. Every year from 2006-2009 I have been certified in First AId and CPR training.
Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts. Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities. Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries. Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases. Every year from 2000-2005 I was certified in First Aid and CPR training.
8 hours of Dealing with Clandestine Meth Labs. training
40 hours of training in Basic Negotiation sponsored by the F.B.I. and the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators (L.A.C.N.).
32 hours of recurrent training in Crisis Negotiating sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators (L.A.C.N.).
40 hours training of Emergency Rescue Operations sponsored by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
40 hours of basic S.W.A.T. Team training.
40 hours of Detective Training.
48 hours of Narcotics Detective training.
24 hours of recurrent training in Crisis Negotiations sponsored the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators.
24 hours of recurrent Crisis Negotiation training sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators (L.A.C.N.).
20 hours of Crisis Intervention training hosted by the St. Martin Sheriff's Office.
40 hours of Hostage Negotiator training.
24 hours of Hidden Asset Interdiction training during a Specialized Passenger Vehicle Criminal and Terrorist Identification and Apprehension Workshop.
200 hours of Corrections Officer training.
30 hours of intensive training in tactical police driving through the National Academy for Professional Driving.
440 hours of Basic Police training which included certifications in Firearms Proficiency, Community First Aid and Safety, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Doppler Police Radar Systems, Monadnock Defensive Tactics, Monadnock Baton Concepts, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray), and DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing amongst other certifications. I finished my class second overall for academics and third overall for physical fitness.
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