Results-focused management professional offering 14 years of law enforcement progressive leadership experience. Organized and diligent with innovative ideas, excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experienced professional with strong relationship building skills critical to community trust and support as well as creating a better quality of life for residents.
Cross-functional team management
Supervision and training
Calm under pressure
Complex problem solving
Inter-governmental and legislative relations
Local government background
State and federal legal knowledge
Effective time manager
Relationship building expert
Decisive problem solver
Attained state accreditation and re-accreditation through policy overhaul and proving over 160 professional standards. TACP State Lead Assessor.
Accident Reconstruction Expert.
FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership, Command Leadership, and Supervisor Leadership - Trilogy Award Recipient.
Received numerous letters of appreciation from community residents.
Sergeant, Public Information Officer June 2002 to CurrentMurfreesboro Police Department － Murfreesboro, TNI have served in a variety of capacities beginning as a patrol officer. As a motorcycle officer I worked in traffic investigation as a crash reconstruction expert. Working in public relations and crime prevention I worked to proactively engage the community with programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Citizens Police Academy, and DARE. Serving as the Department's Public Information Officer in the 28th largest media market in the US, I interacted with Nashville and local media outlets and on occasion national news agencies on a wide variety of topics. In this position I also managed accreditation, policy development, grants, social media, web page, recruitment and other community outreach initiatives. Additionally, I served the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police as a lead assessor for the accreditation program.
Adjunct Professor January 2008 to July 2014Tennessee State University － Nashville, TNProfessor in the Criminal Justice Department instructing Intro to CJA, Investigations, Constitutional Law, Police Administration, Research Methods, and Criminology.
Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) : Criminal Justice Administration, 2008Middle Tennessee State University － Murfreesboro, TN, US4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice Administration, 2001Middle Tennessee State University － Murfreesboro, TN, US3.14 GPA
LawNashville School of Law － Nashville, TN, USI have completed two years (24 hours) of law studies in pursuit of a JD.