A professional with over twenty-eight years of progressive and diversified experience in public service and private sector. A successful business owner of a well-known established business. Proven administrative ability to work independently, provide leadership, and work well with people at all levels in an organization. My strengths include knowledge of law, legal research, planning, policy formation, research and policy analysis, organizing, coordinating, budget management, recruiting law enforcement officers, basic training of recruits and extensive training experience at a high level. Excellent presentation and customer service skills.
Political Science/ Law, B. A., Rhode Island College (Dec. 2017)
Public Administration, B.A., Rhode Island College (May 2018)
Paralegal/ Legal Research & Writing, A. S., (Community College of Rhode Island, 2015)
Law Enforcement/ Corrections & Rehabilitation, A.S. (Community College of Rhode Island, Dec. 1995)
Numerous Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications
23 years of Law Enforcement experience with the RI Dept. of Corrections beginning in 1989
Owner of Ocean State Pet Care, Inc. & Hope pet Grooming, 100 South Main Street Hope RI 02831 since 2012. (Sold corporation to attend school fulltime)
Corrections Officer Lieutenant 2004-until retirement 2012
S.W.A.T. Special Response Team/ Hostage Rescue Officer 22 years
Training Academy Instructor Full-time/ Commander of Recruits (D.O.C. Training Academy & Municipal Police Firearms Academy 1998-2008)
Corrections Officer 1989-1998
Deputy Marshal details, 1990-2010
Private Training Instructor (domestic & overseas)
As a lieutenant/ shift commander, I performed highly responsible administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of a large state prison shift comprising of officers and support staff. Reviewed subordinate officers’ activities through prepared reports, conferences with personnel, and conducting on-site inspections. Other responsibilities included organizing and conducting monthly in-service training programs; fleet vehicle operations; advertising, testing, and conducting background checks for employment; researching and applying for federal grants; coordinating and supervising a field training officer program; participating in policy writing and operating procedures; and supervising the upkeep and purchasing of police equipment.