I have been a Police Officer for 33 years, graduating from the Summit County Sheriff's Academy in 1980.
I was originally employed by the Northampton Township Police Department in 1980, then on January 1st, 1986, the merger of the township and the City of Cuyahoga Falls occurred, and all of the officers from the township Police Department were now employees of the City.
In 1989, I was reassigned to our Detective Bureau, and remained there for 11 years.
I was promoted to Sergeant on 10/01/2001, returned to the Patrol Division for awhile, then was reassigned again to the Detective Bureau and remained there until my promotion to Lieutenant on 4/26/2004.
Once again I returned to the Patrol Division, this time in a new unit that I helped develop; Special Operations Unit (SOU)
The SOU combined the Community Oriented Policing Unit, Training, D.A.R.E., School Resource Officers, Bicycle Unit, Hostage Negotiators, and Grant Writing into a coordinated effort to combine officers with specialized skills under the direction of one Lieutenant, and 1 Sergeant.
I remained the SOU Commander until the unit's demise due to budgetary constraints
I was reassigned as a Patrol Shift Commander, having experience in running all 3 Patrol Shifts
I am currently the Patrol Division Day Shift Commander, and Police Jail Administrator.
I am responsible for the day to day Patrol Operations which includes supervision of three shift Sergeants, and sixteen officers.
As Jail Administrator, I oversee the training of our officers as required by statute, and am responsible for all Inmate services (security, supervision, surveillance,discipline,mental,physical, and emotional well being) as well as budgeting
Owned/Operated as many as 4 Atlantic Richfield Service Stations employing 25+ full and part time employees, including Falls High Students in O.W.E.
Summit County Sheriff's Department, 1980
Graduated with several class awards
Advanced Reid School of Interview and Interrogations
Advanced techniques in determining deception and/or truthfulness during interviews, not only for suspects, but important during hiring or investigations of employees
Not only directly involved in many 1 on 1 negotiations, was also the unit supervisor for many years, involving the assessment and needs of all units involved, SWAT, Patrol Officers, News Media, senior Administration Staff and other City Departments.
Basic and Advanced Homicide Investigations / FBI Profiling
Exceptional skills in crime scene preservation, evaluation, and evidence collection
Original SWAT Team member
Special Operations Unit Commander
Budgeting, Grant Writing
Prior to the merger of Northampton Township and the City of Cuyahoga Falls, was employed as a Patrol Officer for the township. A uniqueness of my employment was that I worked 4 days of the week as a police officer, the 5th day I spent doing the maintenance on the police and detective cars in order to save the township considerable money .
Full Service gasoline stations, including full-time mechanics, gas attendants, towing, road service, snow plowing. Was the only authorized provider of Akron Auto Club Road Service, and Amoco Auto Club for Summit County.
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