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Background Investigator Military Police

Fort Washington, MD
October 11, 2021

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Leslie Anderson

Fort Washington, MD *****240-***-****

Physical Security / Personnel & Site Security /Access Control

Surveillance & Patrols / Incident Response / Law Enforcement

Accomplished and results-focused professional with a background in federal and state law enforcement and extensive knowledge of site and personnel security at high-traffic facilities. Strategic thinker with ability to develop comprehensive security plans covering access controls, threat detection, emergency response, and post-incident analysis and reporting. Expert investigator with experience collaborating with FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and ATF on criminal investigations. Exceptional personal integrity, committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, operating procedures, and company polices. Astute team leader with ability to train, mentor, and inspire security personnel to excel in demanding environments.

Areas of Expertise:

Team Leadership/Training & Motivation

Strategic Security Planning & Execution

Criminal/Narcotics/Special Investigations

Reporting & Documentation Management

Research & Information Gathering

Interviewing & Interrogation Techniques

Search & Seizure Laws/Procedures

Public Safety/Surveillance & Inspections

Professional Experience

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Contracted through Constellis) – Washington, DC

Protective Service Officer Custom Border Patrol (7/2019 to Present 40 hours per week)

Play a key role in maintaining safety and security of federal building designed for government and private-sector use. Control building access, provide escorts and general assistance to personnel and visitors, perform routine patrols of facility, and detain individuals suspected of violating security protocols. Respond to alarms and emergency situations, including life-threatening matters. Ensure full adherence to Post Orders and regulations of PSO SMART Book, as well as Statement of Work guidelines.

Selected Achievements:

Leveraged extensive experience with federal and state law enforcement agencies to proactively manage security operations, detect suspicious activities, and initiate appropriate response.

Effectively communicated and collaborated with diverse members of the public, government officials, colleagues, and other parties working at or visiting the federal building

United States Marshals Service, District of Columbia Superior Court – Washington, DC

Special Deputy Marshal/Court Security Officer (11/2010 to 1/2018) (40 hours per week)

Provided for safety, security, and well-being of court personnel and visitors by operating CCTV systems, alarms, scanning machines, wands, and other specialized equipment. Controlled vehicle and pedestrian access to facility; searched vehicles and bags. Identified and confiscated prohibited or illegal items. Conducted routine patrols and surveillance; monitored and advised on suspicious individuals or activities. Prepared and submitted all required reports and documentation.

Selected Achievements:

Quickly recognized by managers for outstanding performance and expert knowledge of security concepts and principles related to personnel security operations.

Played a key role in curtailing suspicious activities and apprehending individuals, including leading and collaborating with colleagues on investigations.

Minimized security risks by responding promptly to threats and emergency situations, communicating effectively with colleagues and members of the public.

Complied with standard operating procedures, internal policies, and federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to incident investigations and crime prevention efforts.

United States Marshals Service, Court of Military Appeals – Washington, DC

Special Deputy Marshal/Court Security Officer, Washington DC Court (4/2004 to 5/2005) (40 hours per week)

Directed court personnel, attorneys, and other parties and maintained orderly courtroom using preventive and defensive tactics. Monitored and controlled movement of people and vehicles. Set up, operated, and maintained paging systems, wireless microphones, audiovisual systems/recorders, overhead projectors, two-way radios, metal detectors, CCTV cameras, alarm systems, and other electronic equipment. Inspected courtrooms, court facility, and individuals for explosives, firearms, and weapons. Maintained logs, incident reports, and other records. Collaborated with colleagues to ensure effective service delivery in alignment with court expectations and standards.

Selected Achievements:

Demonstrated knowledge of courtroom procedures, including seating individuals, opening court, swearing in of witnesses, legal terminology, and accepting, presenting, and marking evidence.

Swiftly responded to a variety of bomb threats, medical emergencies, and fire alarms, as well as threats and disturbances from individuals requiring submission using handcuffs or other devices.

Exercised sound judgment in executing all responsibilities and making critical decision related to confiscating items and notifying other officers or court personnel of potential issues.

Additional Experience

Prince George’s County Police Department – Landover, MD

Police Officer/Corporal/Acting Sergeant/Security Supervisor/Criminal & Personnel Investigator/Instructor/Court Liaison (4/7/1980 to 5/1/2001) (40 hours per week)

Held a variety of increasingly responsible positions with the county police department. Conducted patrols, investigated criminal and other complaints, apprehended suspects, and prepared reports. Supervised and coordinated day-to-day activities of Security Unit. Facilitated training on security management systems and operations response unit responsibilities. Oversaw payroll and staff performing physical security at County Administration Building. Provided physical security, including performing inspections, background checks, and entry control. Managed personnel security clearance process and rosters. As Background Investigator, protected classified information and materials following compliance standards. Briefed senior officers on personnel and operational security issues. Presented recommendations based on quality review of security files related to personnel security investigation actions. Assisted with investigations and oral interviews to qualify police candidates.

Selected Achievements:

Aided in securing Executive Protective Unit of former County Executive Wayne Curry and guests during special events, including clearance indoctrinations, debriefings, certifications, awareness briefings, and justification reviews.

Created detailed security plans, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, and implementation.

Participated as Investigator on joint investigations with FBI, ATF, Secret Service, and DEA agents to address and resolve complex matters.

Selected for assignment with Special Operations Division Tactical Unit to handle special events, including several related to national security.

Presented physical security education and awareness training at Prince George’s County Police Academy.

Received a combination of approximately 38 correspondences and Letters of Commendation.

Armed Executive Chauffeur Service July 1996 – January 2017

I provided sedan and SUV transportation service in the metropolitan area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia). On occasions I transported my passengers out of the metropolitan area. My clients consisted of presidents and vice presidents of major corporation, member of congress, lobbyists, state government official, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, athletes, television personalities, bishop/clergy and the general public.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – Washington, DC

Washington DC Transit Police Officer / Revenue Collection Supervisor (4/02/1978 to 04/02/19800) (40 hours per week)

Supervised and mentored junior officers, ensuring adherence to contract regulations, guidelines, processes, and procedures. Performed security duties to protect employees, management, and patrons of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system. Monitored suspicious activity or individuals and took appropriate action. Evaluated and investigated complaints, incidents, and emergency information requests. Liaised with other departments to promote awareness and facilitate security patrol training. Complied with policies and standards for IT controls. Maintained records, logs, and reports.

Selected Achievements:

Assumed responsibility as Revenue Collection Supervisor, delegated assignments, and ensured proper handling of revenue and fare media for delivery to Department of the Treasury.

Drew upon extensive training and previous experience with Military Police to exercise sound judgment to control emergency situations, restrain intruders, and prevent physical attacks.

** Served honorably as a Military Police Officer with the United States Army. **

521st Military Police Company, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060

Education and Credentials

Graduate District of Columbia Police Academy; Commonwealth of Virginia Police Academy; and Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Academy

Associate of Arts in Law Enforcement Technology/Criminal Justice Prince George’s Community College – Largo, MD

Professional Development

Pistol Qualification, Academi Training Center – NCR

OC Spray Certification, Academi Training Center – NCR

National Weapons Detection Training Program (NWDTP) 16-hour Certification, Department of Homeland Security

MEB Refresher Certification, Academi Training Center – NCR

Modern Defensive Training Systems (MDTS) Certification, Academi Training Center – NCR

Adult CPR/AED, Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certification, American Heart Association & American Red Cross

Special Enforcement Techniques Training, Prince George’s County Police Department

Drug Enforcement Training, United States Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Street Guide to Narcotics/Dangerous Drugs, Prince George’s County Police Department

Interviews and Interrogations Training, United States Department of Justice

Interviews and Interrogations Training, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Interrogation Training, Baltimore County Police Department

Child Abuse Investigation, Prince George’s County Police Department

Certified Instructors’ Training #P-1059, Prince George’s County Police Department

Homicide Investigation Training, Prince George’s County Police & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Police Department

Criminal Justice Information System, Maryland Department of Public Safety

Firearms Qualification HR 218, Prince George’s County Police Department

Military Police School, United States Army

Bio-Chemical/Radiological School, United States Army

Non-Commissioner Officer Academy, United States Army

Armorer, United States Army, Ft. Belvoir, Va. & Ft. Hood, Tx

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