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  • Northern Arizona University, Masters - Educational Leadership

  • Arizona State University, BS in Political Science / history minor

  • Other College: completed 31 credit hours in Spanish (advanced speaker)

  • Spanish Immersion Program in Hermosillo, Sonora, México (4 weeks)


Phoenix Police Department 1989-2012:
  • President - Phoenix Police Sergeants & Lieutenants Association (PPSLA)

Duties: managed and operated employee association corporation, led elected board, negotiated employee contracts, represented employees in misconduct and other matters, conducted and coordinated law enforcement training seminars, responded to membership issues, lobbied and networked on the local, state, and national level regarding laws and law enforcement concerns & interests, represented police management interests on approximately 30 boards and committees; reviewed, developed, and interpreted police policy and procedures


  • Lieutenant - Public Affairs Bureau, Community Relations Bureau, & Squaw Peak Precinct

Duties: worked cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service, participated in various community activities and made verbal presentations to groups, led sworn and non-sworn police staff, reviewed and analyzed work and crime statistics and plans to ensure efficient allocation of police manpower, maximized utilization of resources and achieved the highest possible productivity, testified as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations; demonstrated continuous effort to improve operations; reviewed, developed, interpreted, and enforced police policy and procedures

  • Sergeant - Traffic Bureau, Organized Crime Bureau, Desert Horizon Precinct & Central City Precinct

Duties: participated in community activities, made verbal presentations to groups, and worked cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service, supervised sworn and nonsworn police staff, conducted training and presentations, served as a witness in court, investigated complaints or allegations of misconduct against employees of the Police Department, kept informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area, secured crime scenes, administered first aid, arbitrated disputes, and conducted preliminary and follow-up investigations; reviewed, developed, interpreted, and enforced police policy and procedures


  • Patrol Officer / Field Training Officer, South Mountain Precinct

Duties: Served and protected the community, enforced laws, mediated disputes, provided information, investigated crimes, testified in court, made arrests, etc.; trained officers


Instructor Certifications:
  • Defensive Driving Instructor

  • MCCC Teacher Certification, 1998 (Adjunct Faculty – Phoenix College)

  • Drug Recognition Expert (Instructor)

  • Firearms Instructor

  • Defense Tactics Instructor

  • General Instructor


Courseware Development and Instruction:
  • Distinguishing Between Drug Intoxication and Mental Illness

  • Drug Awareness, Identification, and Recognition

  • Safety Awareness (Internet, work place, personal, social, environmental, etc.)

  • Problem Solving

  • Conflict Management

  • Team Building

  • Time Management

  • Professional Traffic Stops & Customer Service

  • Defensive Driving (personal and for commercial vehicle operators)

  • Microsoft Office Software Applications

  • Advanced Internet Investigations

Training and Certifications:
  • Numerous union and police officer rights seminars

  • Globalization, Development & It’s Unintended Consequences for U.S. Public Safety

  • Brand Piracy, the Links to Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation

  • Legal Issues – Interviews and Interrogations

  • Advanced Police-Media Relations

  • Dealing with the Psychological Aftermath of Critical Incidents / Risk Management

  • Stress Management in Law Enforcement

  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Law and Practices Training Conference

  • Psychological Terrorism a Law Enforcement Perspective

  • New Patterns of Leadership

  • Critical Incident Risk Management for Managers & Supervisors

  • Legal Survival for Police Personnel

  • Hot Topics in Law (Enforcement)

  • Future Trends in Crime – Profiling Interpersonal Violence

  • Leadership for Managers

  • Contemporary Issues in Internal Affairs and Use of Force

  • Civil Liability Management Workshop

  • Legal Issues for Law Enforcement Personnel – Investigations

  • Responding to Alien Crimes

  • Police-Media Relations

  • Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement

  • Enlightened Leadership Principles

  • Disaster Response for Aircraft Mishaps

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Legal Issues for Law Enforcement Personnel Advanced Seminar

  • Radar Speed Measurement

  • City of Phoenix Police Department Leadership Forum

  • Drug Enforcement Bureau Supervisor Seminar

  • Phoenix Police Department Spanish Language Certification

  • Investigation of Computer Crime

  • Panel Interviewing Skills

  • Personnel Law for Managers and Supervisors

  • Supervisor Development School

  • IACP Advanced Supervision Skills

  • Detective School/Certification

  • AzPOST Interview and Interrogation

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)

  • Drug Recognition Expert Certification (DRE)

Computer Training:
  • MS Office Applications

  • ArcView

  • Advanced Internet Investigations

Writing Courses:
  • Grammar Gremlins

  • Report Writing

  • Sharpening Basic Writing Skills

  • Proofamatics

  • Merit (2X)

  • Lifesaving

  • Physical Fitness

  • Safe Driving

  • No Sick Leave Usage

  • Over 30 written commendations while serving the Phoenix Police Department


  • "Law Enforcement Matters; Understanding and Attaining a Career as a Police Officer," 2020
  • “Proud to Be Phoenix PD,” Commemorative Edition Magazine, 2011

  • Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association “Bars & Stripes” Quaterly Newsletter, 2004-2012




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