Dedicated law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of experience in planning and managing investigations, security, public service and police force activities. Strong qualifications in budgeting, personnel affairs, training, resource management, public safety, and emergency response. Excellent research and problem solving skills; maintain strict confidentiality on sensitive information. Confident public speaker with experience in media and civic leadership relations. Reputation for strong work ethic and uncompromising devotions to service.
Public Safety Programs
State and federal legal knowledge
Time & Resource Allocation
Media & Public Relations
Policy & Procedure Development
Budget Planning & Management
Staffing, Training & Retention
FBI Security Clearance
Analyzed crime trends, developed a core plan to track criminal activity that required advanced investigations to more quickly assign investigators to solve crimes more effectively. Developed liaison program between the police department and
all adjoining law enforcement agencies on the municipal, county, state and
federal levels; additionally organized liaison programs with local business owners
to develop a great working relationship between the police and the people they
serve. Established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units (e.g., other program areas and staff support functions); approached each problem situation with a clear perception of organizational and political reality; used contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases; and secured understanding and support from superiors. Instrumental in the development and implementation of the
National Drug Take Back Day for the city of Athens.
State of TennesseeKnoxville, TNSpecial Agent / Bomb & Arson02/2014 to Current
Accountable for six Tennessee counties in reference to investigating the cause, origin and circumstances of fires, explosions, and other criminal acts where a fire or explosion is involved; including the investigation of all related deaths.
Plan and organize arson investigation programs within the state and conducts training programs and seminars for local and federal agencies involved in arson investigation and suppression.
Also enforce state statutes on explosives, investigate fire insurance fraud claims, present reports and information to District Attorneys General for prosecution and make arrests for violations where necessary.
Research and review case files and gathered information to solve crimes.
Verify and authenticate the validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings.
City of AthensAthens, TNChief of Detectives06/2006 to 02/2014
Held key accountability and responsibility for budget management, staff training, lead work on investigations, programs/policy development, and public safety programs, along with regulatory documentation and filing requirements, Maintained consistent performance in core law enforcement disciplines, Reviewed and submitted reports of all city police cases investigated to the Chief of Police.
Used tact and professionalism in responding to citizen complaints against investigators and allegations of misconduct, applying corrective strategies on minor infractions and stricter measures on serious offense.
Identified and integrated key issues affecting the organization, including political, economic, social, technological, and administrative factors to ensure that the citizens received the most professional service possible.
Conducted raids upon establishments suspected of violating such federal and state statutes and oversaw arrest of persons involved.
Researched and reviewed case files and gathered information to solve issues that face investigations daily.
U.S. ArmyAtlanta, GACommander / Counterintelligence Agent09/1992 to 09/2006
Commanded investigations/operations by applying sound judgment and analytical reasoning methods to detect and prevent acts of espionage, sabotage, and terrorism directed against Army activities.
Supervised 76 investigative/operational and administrative personnel.
Managed investigative/operational elements of varying size commensurate with skill and experience level.
Prepared, reviewed, and approved investigative/operational reports of investigations and inspections.
Performed terrorism counteraction analysis and threat analysis.
Conducted and supervised both overt and covert investigations.
Supervised the technical performance of subordinate agents.
Developed and approved investigative plans.
Represents the Army's interests in investigations conducted collaterally with the DOD, Department of Justice, and other federal, state or local investigative agencies.
Reviewed and corrected budget estimates and proposals for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established regulations.
Reviewed and implemented contingency plans and procedures for finance and accounting services in war zones.
Master of Science:Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration Bethel University, McKenzie, TNGPA: GPA: 4.0Cumulative GPA ranked in the top 1% of the graduating class.