SERT TRAINING UNIT (STU) SPECIAL OPERATIONS INSTRUCTOR
I'm a Deputy focused on maintaining peace, security and safety within the Detention centers. I'm extensively trained in crisis prevention and intervention. I'm a compassionate Deputy with 16 years working with inmates housed in the detention center. I effectively establishes positive rapport to help. I'm a seasoned professional who remains calm and confident even in the most adverse and stressful working conditions. I'm a Deputy equipped with a strong moral code and excellent crisis management techniques. I Focus on safety in all interactions with inmates and staff. I'm a Deputy adept at managing dangerous and unruly criminals without losing sight of the overarching goal of maintaining safety and promoting rehabilitation. I'm a Deputy successful at adapting management styles to suit varying personality types. I'm a persuasive leader able to generate respect and obedience from the most difficult inmates. I'm an assertive Detention Deputy skilled at confidently guiding and monitoring prison inmates to maintain and achieve proper security and order.
Ethical standards of conduct
First aid and CPR certified
File and record maintenance
Occupational hazards and safety precautions
Trained in defensive tactics
Excellent problem solver
State and federal laws knowledge
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
12/2014 to Current
SERT Training Unit (STU) Special Operations InstructorBCSO
hours are typically from 0800-1700 Monday thru Friday with Holidays off. The STU staff must be available to answer or
text via phone anytime of the day or night.
The STU staff may be needed to travel for extended amounts of time for
training purposes. STU staff is
“on-call” 24/7. At the direction of the
SERT Commander STU is responsible for initiating a recall of all off-duty SERT
Officers in the event additional assistance is needed. The STU staff can also be temporally utilized
to assist the shift if needed.
2. Ensure that
your all staff is conscientious and adheres to grooming standards, ensure that
the proper uniform is worn and civilian dress codes are in accordance with
policy in order to maintain a professional appearance within departmental
3. Check and
respond to emails in a timely manner.
blotters and if applicable incident reports for:
sustained by SERT officers.
or stolen SERT equipment.
or stolen county issued and non-issued equipment. (handcuffs, leg irons,
flashlights, stab vest, ballistic vest, O.C., Tasers, etc.).
or stolen county equipment from Detention Armories.
I. STU staff
will investigate and appraise the chain of command of above incidents.
responsible for the replacement of equipment damage due to normal wear and
tear. III. Obtain price
quotes from vendors and assist supervisors in the coordinating the replacement
of Damage/broken/missing or stolen issued county equipment due to officers
5. Ensure that
your Facility Incident Reports are thoroughly reviewed to be clear, concise,
and to the point.
S.E.R.T. Annual Training Plan is prepare and approve by the SERT Commander two
(2) months prior to its implementation.
Ensure the Annual Training Plan reflect all required S.E.R.T. training
to be conducted throughout the twelve (12) months of the year. Monthly training sessions will be conducted
on different days of the week and attendance is mandatory for all members to
remain in good standing. Ensure the
training plan is readily accessible to all SERT officers (posted in the SERT
rooms or available via sheriff's intranet).
monthly schedule S.E.R.T. training ensuring all SERT officers maintain their
training proficiency and are in compliances with our training standards. Conduct
three (3) four (4) hour training sessions at various date/time of the month to
accommodate all three (3) shifts.
Reserve the space/location where training is to be conducted. (Main Jail
Multipurpose Room/Annex Multipurpose Room)
Shift SERT Training (1530-1930)
Shift SERT Training (2330-0330)
Shift SERT Training (0730-1130)
8. Conduct S.E.R.T.
Academy Classes yearly. SERT Academy is ninety-two
(92) hours minimum. This equates to five (6) hours per day for three weeks to
STU staff will:
a) Draft a memo
for SERT try-outs announcement to be read at roll call (include the eligibility
requirement and the physical fitness evaluation standards).
b) Conduct physical
fitness evaluation of all prospective candidates.
c) Review all candidates
201 file, shift file, attendance records and inmate grievances.
with Command Staff their availability to attend SERT graduation
multipurpose room for SERT academy and graduation.
print request for student binders
Law Enforcement Patrol Shotgun course with training academy instructors.
Aramark refreshments F-12
Review/update syllabus and lesson plans
with Shift Commanders SERT Cadets being excused from MOT
uniform fitting/orders (cadet's t-shirts/SERT uniforms).
review, and assist with Policy & Procedures updates to enhance practical
and tactical responses for SERT.
Critical Incident Reports for SERT video recordings and initiate a report
summary to the S.E.R.T. Commander when discrepancies are noted. Archive all SERT
video's and maintain a record of those videos. SERT video footage shall be
maintained for five (5) years. SERT video files will be downloaded to a
permanent secured location on the server designated by the BCSO IT
department. A secondary backup will be
stored to an external hard drive.
records for consistencies with reports.
Civil Rights Violations when instructed per USC Title 42, section 1983.
STU staff is
“on-call” 24/7. At the direction of the
SERT Commander STU staff is responsible for initiating a recall of all off-duty
SERT Officers in the event of a major incident and additional SERT assistance
14. Schedule and conduct annual
“Recall” of all SERT officers for training purposes with multiple incidents in
accordance with NIMS (National Incident Management Program). Analyze S.E.R.T. recalls practical training session for
15. Assist in creating and updating a
“phone notification” system for SERT re-calls and emergencies.
S.E.R.T. training procedures and maintain S.E.R.T.'s skill levels.
for the posting and distribution of S.E.R.T. Monthly training Schedules.
update S.E.R.T. lesson plans and S.E.R.T. related reports on all S.E.R.T.
Maintain a file
folder on all individual S.E.R.T. members recorded training and certifications. All SERT members files shall be maintain for
a minimum of five (5) years.
20. Maintain records on all S.E.R.T.
equipment and inventory control of all S.E.R.T. equipment.
21. Maintain a “custody” sheet/log on all DVD
copies signed out.
22. Inspect and repair all SERT equipment,
(i.e. vests, helmets, chairs, weapon systems.) Rotate equipment out of use when
the expiration dates arise, especially the Grant items.
Conduct weekly and monthly inspections of all armories/SERT rooms and
maintain all inventory sheets for no less than two (2) years.
24. Have knowledge in the preparation and
submission of General Fund and Fund 508 budget relating to STU.
25. Have knowledge how to properly fill out
and submit Form 12 and additional documents as required (price quote, sole
26. Coordinate with various venders and the
business office the ordering, tracking and receipt of items order.
27. Have a working knowledge of Microsoft
Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word programs. Must have experience in
handling evidence for court and other agencies.
28. Review New Technology for possible
incorporation into the BCSO Adult Detention Center SERT.
29. Maintain a professional relationship with
the Criminal Investigation office of the District Attorney's Office, the BCSO
CID office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies.
30. Assemble training packets from monthly
SERT training, specialty training and submit them to the training academy for
submission to TCOLE.
31. Maintain inventory of all X26/X26P
Taser's, cartridges, DPM/PPM's and the ordering and issuance of the Taser's.
Conduct preventive maintenance as needed.
Download of the Taser's quarterly or when specifically requested.
32. Responsible for photographing and
downloading images for training, evidence, policies, and scenarios.
33. Train SERT members and supervisors in the
National Incident Management Program, (NIMS).
34. Maintain a record of all instructors' qualifications
(TCOLE instructors, Pepper Ball systems, O.C., and Taser.)
35. Conduct certification, recertification,
and qualifications classes for use of specialized less than lethal weapons and
chemical agents (X26/X26P Taser, O.C. chemical agent, 40MM, and Pepper Ball)
for all officers assigned to detention.
36. Research, procure and distribute
equipment necessary for enhancing the safety and security of our facility while
maintaining a safe environment for all uniform officers, civilian staff and
37. Assist the BCSO Recruiting section in
SERT display and participate in community related events.
09/2001 to 12/2014
SERT DeputyBexar County Sheriff's Office － San Antonio, TXAssisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates. Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities. Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain the safety and security of personnel and the general public. Verified warrants, conducted searches and fingerprinted inmates. Wrote daily reports that included recommendations for further treatment strategies and diagnostic efforts. Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and used physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
Detention DeputyBexar County Sheriff's Office － San Antonio, TXMonitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities. Conducted internal security checks and distributed meals. Continually monitored dormitories for inappropriate activity. Supervised the meal distribution and observed inmates during meals. Conducted pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspections of transport vehicles and equipment. Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings. Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time. Maintained daily logs of shift activity. Enforced resident behavior management system and wrote incident reports for infractions. Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
Education and Training
Electronic Control DevicesBCSOElectronic Power Shield
Basic Finger Print CourseBCSO
Drug Test Kit Certification CourseBCSO
Basic Peace Officer CourseSan Antonio College
Prisoner Control & Transportation CourseBCSO
Weapons Handling & SafetyBCSO
Agency Specific CourseBCSO
ASP Expandable Baton Certification CourseBCSO
Basic Shotgun CourseBCSO
Crisis Intervention TrainingBCSO
Hazardous Materials CourseBCSO
SWAT Tactical PistolTexas Tactical Police Officers Association － Houston, TX, US
Basic SWAT CourseAACOG － San Antonio, TX, US
Defensive Tactics TrainingUnited States Deputy Sheriff's Association － San Antonio, TX, US
Tactical Applications of Practical ShootingThe Wexford Group International/TTPOA
Taser X26 User Certification CourseBCSO
Basic SWAT SchoolSAPD
Taser X26 User CourseBCSO
Bomb InvestigationsPublic Agency Training Council PATC － San Antonio, TX, US
LE Patrol Rifle CourseBCSO
Taser X26 User CourseBCSO
Pepperball User CourseBCSO
Taser X26 User CourseBCSO
Pepperball User CourseBCSO
Pepperball Instructor/Armorer Certification CourseComal County Sheriff's Office － New Braunfels, TX, US
Taser CEW Instructor Certification CourseBCSO
Diversionary Device Instructor CourseAMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc. － Austin, TX, US
Certified Corrections OfficerAmerican Correctional Association/BCSO － San Antonio, TX, Us
Anatomy of Force Incidents CourseCalibre Press/CLEAT － San Antonio, TX, US
AR-15/M16 Armorer CoursePublic Agency Training Council (PATC) － Selma, TX, Us
TCOLE Basic Instructor CourseBCSO
Bulletproof Warrior CourseCalibre Press/CLEAT － San Antonio, TX
OC Basic Instructor CourseThe Safariland Training Group － Dallas, TX
Prisoner Control CoursePublic Agency Training Coucil/Comal County SO － New Braunfels, TX
The WARP Instructor CourseThe WRAP － San Antonio, TX
Basic Hostage Negotiator CourseBCSO
Constitutional Use of Force CourseCalibre Press/CLEAT － McAllen, TX
Less Lethal Chemical Munitions Instructor CourseCTS Training Institute/TTPOA － Austin, TX
Inmates Rights and Privileges CourseOSS Academy
IPC in a Correctional Setting CourseBCSO
LE Patrol Shotgun CourseBCSO
Less Lethal Impact Munitions Basic Instructor CourseThe Safariland Training Group － Wimberly, TX
MILO Range Instructor Certification CourseMILO Range/BCSO
Pepperball Instructor/Armorer CoursePepperball/Comal County SO － New Braunfels, TX
Tactical Handcuffing CourseThe Safariland Training Group/BCSO
SERT Training Unit (STU) Special Operations Instructor
Basic Jailer SERT Course Electronic Control Devices Basic Finger Print Course Drug Test Kit Certification Course Basic Peace Officer Course Prisoner Control & Transportation Course Weapons Handling & Safety Agency Specific Course ASP Expandable Baton Certification Course Basic Shotgun Course Crisis Intervention Training Hazardous Materials Course SWAT Tactical Pistol Basic SWAT Course Defensive Tactics Training Tactical Applications of Practical Shooting Taser X26 User Certification Course Basic SWAT School Taser X26 User Course Bomb Investigations LE Patrol Rifle Course Taser X26 User Course Pepperball User Course Taser X26 User Course Pepperball User Course Pepperball Instructor/Armorer Certification Course Taser CEW Instructor Certification Course Diversionary Device Instructor Course Certified Corrections Officer Anatomy of Force Incidents Course AR-15/M16 Armorer Course TCOLE Basic Instructor Course Bulletproof Warrior Course OC Basic Instructor Course Prisoner Control Course The WARP Instructor Course Basic Hostage Negotiator Course Constitutional Use of Force Course Less Lethal Chemical Munitions Instructor Course Inmates Rights and Privileges Course IPC in a Correctional Setting Course LE Patrol Shotgun Course Less Lethal Impact Munitions Basic Instructor Course MILO Range Instructor Certification Course Pepperball Instructor/Armorer Course Tactical Handcuffing Course Taser X26&X26P CEW Instructor Certification Course Child Safety Check Alert List Update Course Spanish for LE Distance Suicide Detection & Prevention in Jails Master Taser Instructor Use of Force in a Jail Setting Human Trafficking Tactical First Aid
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