The Legal Aid Society
New York, NY 10028
To Whom It May Concern:
As a police veteran with over 30 year of investigative and procedural professional experience, I am writing to express my interest in the position of Criminal Defense Practice Director of Investigative Services with your agency. Most recently, I was a Police Sergeant for Amtrak, where I held several positions over the course of my years of service. During this time, I received the Presidential Service and Safety Award for Exceptional Achievement and was named Employee of the Month 8 times. Prior to joining Amtrak, I served as a Military Police Ofﬁcer with the US Army. Having managed a team ranging from 6 to 14 ofﬁcers daily, and coordinating with other governmental agencies, I have developed strong communication and organizational skills. As a member of the Criminal Investigative Unit, I am experienced with cases relating to serious crimes and accidents that were often brought to court. I have provided testimony and reported sensitive information in an ofﬁcial capacity to inter-department and other agencies. I continue to seek industry knowledge, regularly participate in continuing education opportunities. With my experience and proven devotion to service, I believe that I am an ideal candidate for the Criminal Defense Practice Director of Investigative Services position you seek to ﬁll. Thank you for taking the time to review my enclosed resume. I hope to meet with you in the near future.
MARK A. HERMAN
626 1st Avenue, Apt. W.4F
New York, NY 10016
NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION (AMTRAK), 03/1987 - 10/2019
Police Sergeant Penn Station, NY 08/1996-10/2019
Detective Niagara Falls, NY 05/1995-08/1996
Police Sergeant Penn Station, NY 02/1994-05/1995
Police Officer Penn Station, NY 06/1993-02/1994
Criminal Investigator Penn Station, NY 09/1988-06/1993 Police Officer Penn Station, NY 03/1987-09/1988
Police Officer duties
Enforce State Laws of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, as well as Federal Guidelines of the U.S. Code / Department of Transportation in the protection of public safety in train stations and any right of way belonging to Amtrak.
•Manage 6-14 police officers and investigators in a territory that encompasses New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
•Conduct roll call meetings; schedule patrol and investigator duty assignments; organize and direct personnel towards the expectations of the department.
•Conduct inspections and review follow-up and arrest reports.
•Provide formal and informal training, as well as job counseling to subordinate officers relating to internal policies.
•Assigned to the Criminal Investigation Unit between July 2000 and May 2010.
•Assigned and reviewed cases to investigators.
•Assigned and conducted background investigations on police applicants.
•Coordinate activities in the area of crime scene and accident investigation.
•Maintain customer service relations with railroad patrons, vendors, and fellow law enforcement agencies.
•Investigate complaints against police officers.
Niagara Falls, NY Detective duties
•Initiated joint searches with agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration that concluded in successful narcotics and money seizure arrests.
•Oversaw derailment investigations and security checks at rail stations between Albany, NY and Cleveland, OH.
•Represent Amtrak frequently to officials and media.
•Testified at grand jury and Supreme Court cases.
•Liaison with Canadian Law Enforcement between Niagara Falls and Toronto (Ontario).
Criminal Investigator duties
•Followed up on leads and reported activities to identify suspects for prevention and detection of criminal acts within the railroad system.
•Conducted surveillance, interviewed witnesses and maintained liaisons with the New York Police Department.
•Acted as decoy, conducted raids, and executed search and arrest warrants.
CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION (ConRail), 08/1984 - 03/1987 Police Officer
•Protected railroad employees and civilians through the enforcement of state penal laws.
•Patrolled freight yards and along railroad right of ways.
•Filed original reports and patrol logs.
MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, 04/1982-04/1984 Deputy Sheriff
•Patrolled grounds and buildings of the Monroe County airport via motorized vehicles and foot details.
•Answered radio calls; controlled traffic; kept daily logs and filed original reports.
BURNS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SERVICES, INC., 06/1979-04/1982 Security Officer
Maintained security in buildings and premises. Job provided additional financial support while pursuing an education.
UNITED STATES ARMY, 06/1976 - 06/1979
Military Police Officer
Provided aid and safety to all military and civilian personnel through the enforcement of all federal regulations as mandated by the Uniformed Code of Military Justice as well as any US, State or Foreign Government laws where stationed.
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NY), Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 1982
MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NY), Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice, 1980
NEWARK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (NY), Regents Diploma, 1976
CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING:
Fair & Impartial Policing: Supervisor, Amtrak Police, 11/2017 Supervisor Leadership for Law Enforcement Executives, FBI-LEEDA, 03/2017 How to Communicate with Diplomacy and Tact, Dale Carnegie, New York, NY, 10/2013 Police Executive Development (POLEX), Allentown Police Department, 02/2013 Homicide Investigation Course, New York City Police Department, 01/2004 Land Transportation Anti-Terrorism Training, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 11/2003 Fugitive Investigation Course, U.S. Marshal Service, 06/2003 Nuclear Emergency Search Team (N.E.S.T.), Department of Energy, 08/2000 Police Supervisor In-Service Training (POSIT), Penn State University, 04/1999 Fire Prevention and Passenger Evacuation, New York City Transit, 10/1998 Effective Police Supervision, Harvard Group, 11/1996 Drug Law Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, 09/1995 Narcotic Identification Training, O.D.Y., Inc. - NarcoPouch / NarcoTest, 08/1995 Narcotics Interdiction Seminar, Amtrak Police-Drug Enforcement Unit, 04/1992 and 02/1989 Identi-Kit Composite Training, Smith & Wesson, 06/1990 Field Training Officer Seminar, Institute of Police Technology / Management, 03/1990 National Crime Information Center, NCIC Basic Course, Department of Justice, 01/1990 Narcotics Screening and Identification Training, Becton Dickinson Public Safety, 12/1989 Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Finest Consultants, Inc. 08/1989 Sex Crimes Investigation and Analysis, New Jersey State Police, 06/1989 Criminal Investigator Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 12/1988 Basic Police Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 05/1987 Advanced Investigative Techniques, Pennsylvania State Police, 06/1987 New York State Municipal Police Academy (Basic Police Program), Monroe Community College, 06/1982 Military Police Academy, United States Army, 10/1976
Amtrak Police Union Delegate (American Federation of Railroad Police) and V.P. Fraternal Order of Police-Lodge 189, 1999-2005.