Analytical Law Enforcement Professional with over 15 years obtaining and interpreting evidence in law enforcement investigations. In-depth knowledge of forensic science, interrogation techniques and administrative regulations. Strong leadership and abiliites in effective community engagement.
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· Responsible for conducting, supervising, and managing complex and sensitive administrative investigations involving allegations of administrative and criminal misconduct of all department personnel, including Peace Officers.
· Determined and evaluated initial allegations of misconduct and prepared a detailed analysis and recommendation for the hiring authority to make educated decisions on matters involving :use of force, inmate deaths, discrimination, and violations of CA. Government Code §19752.
· Presented initial analysis and recommendation in professional forums to stakeholders, including the State of California-Employment Advocacy and Prosecution Team (EAPT), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and appointed government officials.
· Reviewed and researched policies, procedures, and memorandums of understandings for multiple labor and bargaining unions.
· Kept current on all agency and state policies, rules, regulations, and statutes, specifically California licensing requirements, Title 15, Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBR), and EEO.
· Conducted thorough, objective interviews and interrogations of witnesses and subjects.
· Collected, analyzed, and interpreted information, documentation, and physical evidence associated with investigations and secured and safeguarded evidentiary information.
· Utilized a racial equity lens to conducted impartial investigations into complaints made by employees, community members, inmates, or stakeholders.
· Facilitated and spearheaded inter-departmental communication and case conferences between Vertical Advocates and the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
· Collaborated with federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
· Prepared thorough, analytical, and impartial investigative reports for the hiring authorities to be utilized by the EAPT during Personnel Board Hearings.
· Responsible for providing oversight and supervision of subordinate field deputies during operations and assisted with the delivery of professional development, on-the-job training, and evaluation.
· Directed staff workflow in collaboration with the Unit Supervisor and assumed the additional roles in their absence.
· Reviewed and approved legal documents before court proceedings.
· Responsible for supervising high-risk sex offenders and preparing reports for the court while recommending sanctions for individuals convicted of numerous types of offenses and probation violations.
· Developed and implemented policies and procedures based to minimize the liability and risks of the department and staff.
· Spearhead negotiations and bargaining agreements as the leader of the Peace Officers Association (POA).
· Facilitated ongoing forums and discussions involving personnel matters between department administrators, county counsel, and employees.
· Utilized bilingual skills to conduct thorough interviews and investigations involving offenders, victims, community stakeholders, and coordinated community engagement efforts, and represented the department in community forums and discussions.
· Cultivated relationships with local law enforcement, legal representatives, and community stakeholders.
· Contributed expertise in the interpretation and application of all laws, testifying in court as a resource to facilitate the proper imposition of sentences as necessary.
· Accountable for working on numerous, simultaneous projects, allocating resources to ensure proper coverage was in place to cover all aspects of cases from inception to completion.
· Collaborated with senior leadership during decision-making processes.
· Researched each case thoroughly, assigned cases to subordinate staff, and monitored cases to ensure pro-active evidence-based supervision was implemented and facilitated guidance for corrective actions.
· Compiled statistical data for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
· Maintained compliance with all legal statutes, policies, and procedures.
· Collaborated with institutional staff, law enforcement, mental health boards, county attorneys, and treatment providers.
· Collaborated in the development and implementation of the Marin County Racial Equity and Inclusion Plan, and spearheaded strategic goals and practices as the Chair of the Marin County Organization of Latino Employees (MCOLE).
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