Professional Experience

  • Calvert County Sheriff’s Department—Prince Frederick, MD (August 2017–Present)

    Deputy Sheriff—Judicial Section

  • La Plata Police Department—La Plata, MD (May 2016–August 2017)

    Police Officer—Patrol Division

    • Work effectively to continuously improve police operations and public safety.  Experienced in all areas of police operations, crime prevention, patrol, investigations, administrations, and emergency/life threatening situations.
  • St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office—Leonardtown, MD (July 1989–September 2015)

    Administrative Lieutenant—Patrol Division

    • Progressive leadership positions provided multiple opportunities for oversight of police operations, administrative services, community policing, staffing and performance management, and membership on various boards.

    Key Achievements

    • Commander of District 2 (approx. 100 square miles / 30,000 citizens) utilizing the Crime Control Model, CompStat, research, analyze all data to include criminal activity and quality of life issues, I procured resources to achieve specific objectives through the functions of planning, decision making, leading and controlling enforcement.
    • Highest Command Officer for oversight of police operations during evening, weekend and holiday shifts to ensure optimal resource allocation and operational efficiency.
    • Led emergency planning and management of high stress or crisis situations requiring adaptability and decisiveness.
    • Proactively led in development of relationships to leverage networks, agency and community liaisons to meet business and community goals.
    • Liaison with community, outside agencies, State’s Attorney, agency attorney and other field requests to ensure optimal assistance and support on criminal or civil issues.
    • Representative of Sheriff’s Office at community meetings or enforcement activities to address community concerns, quality of life issues, and provide optimal public safety and service.
    • Effectively managed criminal investigations, internal investigations and coordination of policing projects to ensure proper processing and closure.
    • Member of Sheriff’s Office Retirement Board (SORP); Strategic Management Planning (SMP) Team; and Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Team.
    • Adjunct Instructor for Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, 1999–2015.
    • Traffic Homicide / Advance Collision Program Manager, 1999–2015.
    • Underwater Search and Recovery Team Leader, 1998–2006.
    • Developed, implemented, and participated in the first Community Police Program in Lexington Park, one of ten “hotspots” designated for the State of Maryland by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) from 1994–1998.

Education & Professional Training

  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC), April 2012
    • Prestigious 10-week course provides upper-level college instruction to police chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement commanders nationally.
    • Major Coursework: Management and Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources for Law Enforcement, Budgeting, Staffing Allocation and Personnel Deployment, Leadership and Decision Making
  • Penn State Justice and Safety Institute Police Executive Development (POLEX), March 2011
    • Course is designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of executive-level law enforcement practitioners.
    • Key Concepts: Developing Leadership Skills, Understanding the Role and Impact of Organizational Culture, Liability Issues and Minimizing the Department’s Risk, Critical Policy Development and Implementation, Developing Decision-Making and Planning Skills, Issues for Measuring Police Productivity and Quality

Professional Development

  • Appointed Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, Maryland Governor Larry D. Hogan, June 2016
  • International Conference on Results Driven Policing, May 2010
  • Managing Multiple Projects, Skill Path, January 2008
  • Administrator Training Program, Maryland Police Training Commission, September 2005
  • Reed School of Interview and Interrogation, May 2004
  • Managing the Marginal Employee, Maryland Police Training Commission, November 2003
  • Fiduciary Training, Morgan Stanley Brokerage, March 2003
  • First Line Supervisor Training, Maryland Police Training Commission, December 2001


  • Certified Instructor, Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission (MPCTC), July 1999
  • Certified Maryland Law Enforcement Officer, Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission (MPCTC), June 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Teamwork Award, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, May 2014
  • Maryland Chiefs Challenge Award, Maryland State Highway Administration, May 2000
  • Meritorious Award for proactive approach to the prevention, detection & apprehension of controlled dangerous substance violators while on patrol, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, May 1999
  • Meritorious Action Award for exceptional performance in the apprehension of a shooting suspect in February 1999, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, May 1999
  • Appreciation Award for outstanding service to the Town, Town of Leonardtown, July 1998

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