Physical Security & Site Emergency Executive
25+ years’ success providing security subject matter expertise for high-growth organizations
Homeland Security Incident Command certified Physical Security and Site Emergency professional with a solid track record of workplace and public security and safety related success. Professional expertise in personnel management, comprehensive design planning, and implementation of strategic physical security and emergency management programs that provide operational excellence. Acknowledged for exceptional performance in process improvements, change management, and facilitation of multiple projects while ensuring compliance with federal and state statutes.
Highlights of Expertise
Strategic Business Planning
Threat/Risk Management & Vulnerability
Access Control/Visitor Management
Workplace Violence & Situational Awareness
Crisis/Emergency Management & Response
Crime Prevention Programs
Physical Security Systems & Technology
Process Redesign/Change Management
Staff Development & Training Programs
Loss Prevention Investigations
JB Duke Hotel, Durham, North Carolina
Provide leadership with full accountability for all physical security and site emergency activities for an industry-leading hospitality brand.
SECURITY OFFICER (2009 to Present)
Lead strategist for the development, implementation, and management of all aspects of security and site emergency operations, policies, and procedures for organizational campus locations. Ensure a safe and secure workplace by working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to develop physical security/emergency management assessments and ensure procedures are in place to protect physical property, the brand, employees, and visitors. Design and implement emergency response plans to identify, deter, and mitigate persons and situations of risk to human capital and other assets. Assess and mitigate workplace violence threats.
Led developments to outsource all security operations, leading to tremendous savings for the organization.
Successfully manage a fully integrated and innovative technology-based physical security and access control plan including CCTV cameras, duress alarms, card readers, emergency alarm systems, and developed security protocols, improving monitoring and response across all sites.
Provide security education and awareness activities, including leading continuing education efforts for all employees through programs including workplace safety, active shooter, emergency response, behavioral assessment, and evacuation drills.
City of Oxford Police Department, Oxford, North Carolina
Earned a promotion following a highly successful tenure as Community Police Officer, responsible for protecting life and property while enforcing federal/state laws and regulations through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators while projecting a professional demeanor to the public.
SERGEANT (2009 to 2016)
Managed the supervision of officers and civilian staff to help accomplish the department’s overall mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the community. Investigated crimes including burglaries, homicides, assaults, and other incidents to find and implicate perpetrators. Collected and used forensic evidence to solve crimes. Interviewed informants, suspects and witnesses to ascertain alibis, clues, timeframes and possible suspects. Demonstrated superior knowledge of federal and state statutes and court cases related to work performed as well as agency rules and regulations. Collaborated with patrol officers and residents to develop community action plans for crime prevention.
Facilitated clear and positive communications between department members and management, inspected and evaluated the work of subordinates, and prepared and delivered employee performance evaluations.
Served as team leader for special investigation task force projects, including critical response units, special evidence discovery, field training, defense tactics instruction, crime prevention, and community relations programs.
COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER (1995 to 2009)
Responded quickly to dispatch and took appropriate action at crime and disaster scenes. Assisted with covert, undercover investigations to uncover ongoing crimes and crimes in progress. Prepared cases for trial and appeared to testify in court as a witness as necessary. Served active warrants and subpoenas to citizens. Patrolled designated districts in patrol cars and on foot. Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm. Search vehicles, buildings, homes, and property for evidence and stolen property.
Demonstrated superior knowledge of federal and state statutes and court cases related to work performed as well as agency rules and regulations.
Collaborated with patrol officers and residents to develop community action plans for crime prevention.
Corporate Security Officer (2018) Allied Universal Security, Raleigh, North Carolina
Asset Protection Agent (2016 to 2017) Target, Durham, North Carolina
Security Supervisor (2017) Sunstates Security, Durham, North Carolina
Education & Credentials
169 Credit Hours in Criminal Justice
800+ hours in continuing education coursework in law enforcement and criminal law
Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, North Carolina
State Certified Advanced Police Officer
Certified Defense Tactics Instructor
Certified Advance Defense Instructor
Certified General Instructor
Certified Field Training Officer
Certified DCI Terminal Operator
Certified PR-24 Instructor
Certified Drug Identification Specialist
Certified Basic Chaplain
Certified (CISD) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Certified First Line Supervisor
Certified in Managing Police Discipline and Personal
Certified Radar Operator
Certified Comprehensive Community Policing Specialist
Certified in Juvenile Laws and Procedures
Active Shooter Instructor
Certified Crime Prevention Through Environment Design Specialist
Drug Enforcement for Patrol Certification
CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification
DCI Report Writing Certification