Prior to my current 22 year career as a respected police agent for the City of Lakewood, Colorado, I gained four years of experience as a Campus Police Officer for Valparaiso University, (IN) where my final two years were spent earning a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts.
I am thought of as a leader within the Lakewood Police Department. My superiors as well as my peers regularly come to me for my thoughts on certain topics. For more than half of my career, I have served as a Field Training Agent, training new recruits in policies and procedures, being trusted to evaluate and grade them on their performance. My opinion, communication skills, and methods of training are so well respected by command staff, I have been given several "difficult" recruits to train.
My current position as a School Resource Officer is the most rewarding position of my career. It allows me to utilize my communication skills in a high school setting as well as encourage, mentor, motivate, and change the perception of police for our youth. Knowing that social media is extremely popular with high school students, to further communicate with them, I started an Instagram account that the students know they can reach me on. My account, @bchs_sro, has become very popular with my students at Bear Creek High School, other area schools, the community, as well as NASRO, the National Association of School Resource Officers who "follow" me and have contacted me telling me they like my content and the effect that I am having on students.
The position of Director of Security for Douglas County Schools would be a new challenge in my law enforcement career. My verbal and written communication skills will serve me well in this position as will my ability to lead. Working with R1 Security in the Jefferson County School District for the past 3 years has given me a clear view into their goals and objectives. Those goals being having a good working relationship with the school district including the administration in each school, law enforcement who if they are not in each school, will respond in the event they are needed, and the community who rely on school security for the safety of their children. I have become a well respected police officer in the schools that R1 has come to count on.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Named Jefferson County Police Officer of the month in April 2021 by the Juvenile Assessment Center
Chief's commendation in September 2019 for professionalism and selfless conduct during an active shooter situation
Police Service Award from the Office of the Chief of Police in January 2017 for my 6 year performance in Internal Affairs
Lakewood Police Department DUI Enforcer of the Year 2003
MADD Top Law Enforcement Officers of 2004
Formally commended by superiors for completeness in report writing
Many positive log entries from peers, superiors, and citizens
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