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Self-motivated and Assertive Law Enforcement Officer with over 17 years of experience in managing investigations, law & order, public service, law enforcement training and police force activities. Extensive knowledge in internal investigations, public safety programs, emergency response, policy & procedure development, preparing and presenting bottom line budget, and media & public relations. Skilled at conducting investigations and diffusing potentially volatile situations with tact and diplomacy. Highly capable of directing and leading police personnel to meet law enforcement objectives coupled with exceptional knowledge of gathering evidence and complying with legal requirements. Excellent communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on lowered crime, heightened security, strengthened productivity and overall quality of life across a community.
JANUARY 2018 – PRESENT
OPERATIONS CAPTAIN, City of Carlsbad-Police Department
Under limited supervision, directs and manages significant police functions such as investigations, patrol duties, community relations and crime preventions
Directs and supervises Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Communications personnel;
Supervises Narcotics agents assigned to the drug task force;
Administers community relations programs
Trains, assigns, schedules, and evaluates subordinate sworn and civilian personnel;
Prepares and monitors unit budget;
Prepares statistical and operational reports.
JANUARY 2014 – JANUARY 2018
DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT, City of Carlsbad-Police Department
Under limited supervision, supervises law enforcement activities of Criminal Investigations and assigned personnel.
Supervises investigation activities during the work week, approving reports;
Assists in gathering evidence/reports for disclosure;
Assigning cases to investigators;
Manages property and person reports and investigations;
Prepares criminal reports with data reflecting criminal trends.
OCTOBER 2010 – JANUARY 2014
PATROL LIEUTENANT, City of Carlsbad-Police Department
Under limited supervision, supervises law enforcement activities of Police Department Patrol Division staff on assigned shifts.
Supervises patrol activities during an assigned shift, including assigning staff, reviewing/approving reports and riding patrol as necessary;
Prepares reports, complaints, affidavits, and other related technical/legal documents;
Resolves day-to-day operational problems and questions arising from staff and public;
Performs the full range of duties of subordinate officers when necessary for the efficient, effective and timely operation of the Police Department.
OCTOBER 2009 – OCTOBER 2010
PATROL SERGEANT, City of Carlsbad-Police Department
Under general to limited supervision, performs a variety of investigative/law enforcement work associated with more complex and sensitive criminal activities.
Secures and investigates crime scenes to ensure the collection, preservation and handling of physical evidence and property meets the established professional and legal standards;
Interviews/interrogates victims, suspects, and witnesses to obtain and verify pertinent information and resolution of a variety of criminal incidents;
Prepares reports, complaints, affidavits and other related technical/legal documents;
Responds to calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, assaults, fights, domestic disturbances, and other criminal activities and civil complaints;
Appears in court to present evidence and sworn testimony on behalf of the State or City;
Performs the full range of supervisory functions in the absence of a Lieutenant.
AUGUST 2002 – OCTOBER 2019
PATROLMAN/CORPORAL, City of Carlsbad-Police Department
Under general supervision, performs a variety of law enforcement work associated with patrol, traffic control, and routine investigations.
Patrols an assigned area of the City in a radio-equipped vehicle to preserve law and order by discovering/preventing the commission of crimes and enforcing State and municipal laws and ordinances;
Enforces traffic laws and ordinances by checking vehicle speed and issuing warnings and/or citations when violations are observed;
Prepares reports to document the facts of an incident and facilitate the apprehension, prosecution and conviction of the perpetrator;
As a Corporal, would serve as the Officer in Charge in the absence of the Sergeant and incur their regular daily duties.
CERTIFICATE, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
School of Police Staff and Command
ASSOCIATES DEGREE CRIMINAL JUSTICE, New Mexico State University
Maintained a 3.6 GPA throughout the program. Began coursework towards bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Crimson Scholar recipient as well as named Who’s Who Among American College Students.
CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
Valedictorian and Physical Fitness Award
Medal of Valor issued by Chief of Police
A.J. Crawford “Good Samaritan” Award issued by Mayor of Carlsbad New Mexico
Distinguished Graduate issued by NMLEA Director Dr. August Fons
Officer of the Quarter issued by Chief of Police
Who’s Who Among American College Students
Crimson Scholar issued by NMSU Dean of Criminal Justice
NMLEA Basic Media Relations-Public Information
NMLEA Advanced Spokesperson-Police Relations with Media
Public Agency Training Council-Homicide Investigation: Crime Scene to Courtroom 20 hours
U.S. Department of Justice-ICAC Undercover Chat Investigations Training Program 24 hours
TTCS-Developing & Revising Policy & Procedure 24 hours
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy-Instructor General Police
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety-On-Scene Crash Investigations 40 hours
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety-Advanced Crash Investigations 80 hours
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety-Crash Reconstruction 80 hours
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training and Recruiting Division-Master Instructor in the area of Instructor Development & General Police Instructor
State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy-Master Instructor in the area of Instructor Development—Master renewed
Front Range Training-Basic SWAT 51.5 hours
A.B.L.E—Law Enforcement Seminars-Managing Police Discipline 19 hours/instruction
National Tactical Officers Association-SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I Course 40 hours
National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)- member
Cavern City Child Advocacy Center-board member
Crimestoppers Ex-Officio-board member
Active Member of Elk’s Lodge B.P.O.E 1558
Former Head Coach of USSSA Baseball Team