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Training Staff

Dundalk, Maryland, 21222, United States
August 31, 2018

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Kevin Hargrave

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Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director




Summary of Qualifications

Directed staff training and activities while understanding the issues of custody, treatment, training and release of inmates.

Experienced in preparing legal documents, maintaining records and files, conducting extensive research and adhering to organizational standards as well as institution’s internal policies, programs, regulations and procedures.

Proven ability to establish, revise and improve policies utilizing accepted standards.

Led key areas of operations and provided support for joint military missions, working as combat arms leadership, allocating budget, managing properties and facilities and leading large work groups.

Exceptional mentoring and training of team members while maintaining high ethical and quality standards, professional manner, and a cooperative attitude.

Skilled in addressing issues and concerns to effect dramatic improvements in efficiency, productivity, and organizational processes toward successful attainment of organizational goals.

Professional Experience

July 2015 – May 2018 Present District of Columbia Government Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, Supervisory Investigator

Serves as a supervisor in the Enforcement Division, exercising full first level supervision over the day to day operations of the Division. Works under the supervision of the Chief Investigator and/or the Director who outlines the scope, complexity and sensitivity of assigned investigations, and relies on the incumbent to determine appropriate investigative procedures and techniques. Plans, organizes, and resolves difficult and conflicting evidence, facts or data. Assistance is available from the Chief Investigator, Director, or General Counsel in complex investigations requiring highly sophisticated inquiries into complaints and confidential information that could expand the scope of the investigation. Incumbent is relied upon to exercise wide latitude of independent judgment in planning coordinating, directing, and reporting the full range of investigative activities of the Enforcement Division. Work is reviewed in broad terms for timeliness, application and interpretation of specific aspects of law to achieve compliance and to meet the investigative objectives. Directs and coordinates and reviews the investigators reports regarding investigations and inspections. Collects factual information to support administrative actions relating to citizens’ complaints and protests, undercover investigations and referrals by members of the City Council, ABC Board, Mayor and other local, Federal or State agencies. Advises, coordinates and guides other local, state, and federal law enforcement investigators in joint team investigations and statutory and investigative approaches to ensure prosecution of suspected violators. Participates with the Chief Investigator in the overall planning, coordinating, program evaluation and implementation, and budget preparation for the Enforcement Division. . Participates in or conducts exceptionally difficult investigations

December 2012 – July 2015 District of Columbia Government Department of Corrections, Washington, D. C., Chief of Security Operations - Major, March 2013 - Present

Oversee a broad range of workforce activities inside and outside of various locations through the chain of command from subordinate supervisor (Captain/Lieutenant) for all uniform staff.

Direct the administration and management of staff compliance utilizing operating procedures, established policies, written and oral directives and valued practices including national standards for penal conditions.

Perform a wide variety of skills and techniques managing the full range of correctional force for all shift(s), on a 24 hour a day basis, 365 days a year including holidays.

Interface and coordinate with support services areas including custody, care, and security of inmates.

Ensure the tracking and data formulation of reports on a daily, monthly, annual and as requested basis for monitoring leave usage, overtime spending, discipline and progress for correctional staff; extraordinary occurrences, critical incidents, in addition to problems affecting custody, security, and emergency situations.

Investigate and review investigative findings of actual or potential activities of concern taking action to eliminate all known causative factors conflicting with existing regulations and institute changes to avoid any reoccurrence including recommendations for policy revisions.

Assures security officer’s accurate inventory controls and issuance of all items from the facility’s armory (rifles, shotguns, batons, chemical mace, gas grenades, handcuffs, helmets, etc.)

Serves as back-up for the Deputy Warden of Operations in his or her absence.

Lieutenant, December 2012 – March 2013

Managed and supervised a force of correctional personnel in the execution of numerous correctional and counseling duties. Deployed personnel to locations where they were best suited to ensure productive and effective supervision of inmates and staff. Supervised shift operations establishing assignments were posted and carried out, conducted roll call. Counseled non-supervisory staff on correction duties related to security and inmate conduct, safety, cleanliness and maintenance in a correctional setting. Interfaced with law enforcement agencies in conducting investigations and proving pertinent information that may useful for further investigation.

November 1989 – December 2012 State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Baltimore, MD


Established and enforced Daily Training Objectives Baltimore City Detention Center

Served as an integral part of the Quality Management Team accountable for developing viable solutions.

Initiated the development and implementation of polices at the state level.

Positions Held:

Commander Juvenile Services Unit Baltimore City Detention Center, July 2012 – December 2012

Supervised Correctional Officers by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance. Reviewed and evaluated legal and social history and progress of offender/inmate. Consulted with attorneys, judges, and institution personnel to evaluate inmate's social progress. Supervised or conducted investigations involving inmate behavior, or allegations against staff.

Correctional Officer Captain May 2003 – December 2012

Oversaw the custody and monitored adult and juvenile male and female inmates and detainees. Utilized exceptional leadership skills with the correctional officers from the rank of Lieutenant and below. Initiated and facilitated daily perimeter checks on fences, gates and buildings. Analyzed and assessed movements of inmates during mass movements and recreational release. Incorporated and maintained emergency preparedness training.

Housing Unit Manager, Maryland House of Correction Annex, Jessup, MD, July 2001 – May 2003

Directed and coordinated the day-to-day operation aspects of a 225 man housing unit and its staff. Performed investigations related to the uses of forces, staff conduct and inmate grievances. Trained staff as part of an ongoing professional development conducting performance evaluations to determine their progression and areas needing improvement.

Mailroom Supervisor – Sergeant, Maryland House of Correction Annex, Jessup, MD, December 1999 – July 2001

Ensured a secure and efficient mailroom operation for the MHC/MHCX Complex. Performed additional duties including time cards, evaluations, training, and leave requests responding quickly and efficiently. Allocated budget items such as postage overtime and supplies in order to effectively fund operations. Served as Department Head of five non-uniformed and seven uniformed staff. Interviewed and hired non-commissioned staff.

MCCS Audit Coordinator, Maryland House of Correction Annex, Jessup, MD, September 1999 – July 2001

Acting Sergeant, Maryland House of Correction Annex, Jessup, MD, July 1999 – September 1999

Correctional Officer II/Traffic, Maryland House of Correction Annex, Jessup, MD, August 1997 – July 1999

December 2006 – June 2013

DC Army National Guard, Anacostia Naval Station, Washington, DC


Commended for training 190 Afghanistan National Civil Order Police in Wardak Province, Afghanistan

Facilitated training on administering riot patrols.

Directed local law enforcement and led soldiers in the process of Enemy Prisoners of War.

Selected to represent the DC guard as the On Campus Representative at Howard University serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Service.

Positions Held and Deployment:

Staff Sergeant, Washington, DC, December 2006 – September 2007; October 2008 – June 2013

Led and supervised soldiers in the operations and maintenance of military vehicles. Maintained public order during several activations of DC National Guard Soldiers.

Embedded Team Trainer, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, September 2007 – October 2008

Served as Senior NCO trainer and mentor for 190 Afghan Civil Order Police Element: Mentored and advised battalion Senior NCO leadership and police officers on all matters concerning battalion training, operations, logistics, administration, maintenance, and tactics. Made timely, tactful and well-coordinated recommendations for improvements and standardization of procedures in all assigned areas. Provided sound guidance and leadership to encourage the professional development, collected and provided analysis for unit progress.

Areas of special interest: Focused District Development; Riot Control Operations; Vehicle and Cordon Searches; and High Value Target Apprehension.


Grantham University, Kansas City, MO, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, March 2011

Lake Clifton Senior High School, Baltimore, MD, High School Diploma, June 1980

Additional Professional Training

2010 Recruiting Operations Officers Course, United States Army, Fort Monroe, VA

2007 Military Advisor Training Course, United States Army, Fort Riley, KS

2007 Motor Transportation Operators Course Phase I and II, United States Army, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA, USA

2008 Police Trainer (Afghanistan National Civil Order Police) U.S. Army

2007 Combat Lifesaver, U.S. Army

2003 Management Development for Women and Minorities, Maryland Department of Corrections

2002 Field Artillery Basic Course, United States Army, Fort Pickett, VA

2002 Police Executive Training Basic Course, Penn State University

2002 Identifying Deceptive Behavior, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Ft. Indiantown, PA

2001 Certified Instructor State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections

2001 Reserve Public Information Officer State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections

2001 Interview and Interrogation Training, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Ft. Indiantown, PA

2001 Grant Writing, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Ft. Indiantown, PA

1999 Development of Directives Training, Maryland Division of Corrections

1989 Advanced Interview and Interrogation Training, Maryland Division of Corrections

1989 Reserve Component Tank Commanders Course, United States Army, Gowen Field, Boise, ID

1988 Army Training Management, Texas Army National Guard, San Angelo, TX

1985 Primary Leader Development Course, United States Army, Camp Mabry, Austin, TX,

1983 Jungle Environment Training Course, United States Marine Corps, Subic Bay, Olongapo, Philippines

1980 Infantry Training School, United States Marine Corp, Camp Lejeune, NC

Awards and Honors

U. S Army Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award,) § U.S. Army Commendation Medal (5th award)

U. S. Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award) § U.S. Army Afghanistan Service Medal w/Campaign Star

U.S. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal § U.S. Army National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star

U.S. Army Global War on Terrorism Medal § U.S. Army Reserve Medal w/M Device (2nd Award)

U.S. Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, U.S Army Joint Meritorious Unit Award

District of Columbia Army National Guard Commendation Medal

2010- Letter of Appreciation, testimony in murder trial resulting in conviction, Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office

2006- Letter of Commendation, response to murder and immediate apprehension of all suspects, Commissioner State of Maryland Division of Pretrial Services

2003- Letter of Commendation, response to serious stabbing, Commissioner Maryland Division of Corrections

2000- Letter of Appreciation, Morale Committee, Maryland House of Corrections Annex

2000- Letter of Commendation, Mailroom Supervisor, Maryland House of Corrections Annex

1998- December Award for Re-Writing the Institutional Directives & Post Orders, Maryland House of Corrections Annex

1998- May Employee of the Month, Maryland House of Corrections Complex

1995- Governors Citation, State of Maryland

1995- Officer of the Year Award, Maryland House of Corrections Annex

1994- Distinguished Graduate, Maryland Police and Corrections Academy

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