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Professional Summary

Seasoned and well-qualified Customs and Border Protection Officer with the reasoning skills and experience to prevent terrorism, enforce customs and immigration laws while supporting the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement mission of keeping America safe.

Work History
Customs And Border Protection Officer, 12/2012 to Current
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionDHS - CBP - OFO- Miami International Airport

Hours per week: 40; 0000-0800 (Rotating Days Off)
Series: 1895 Pay Plan: GS Grade: 12 Step 04

  • Perform a wide range of immigration inspections on passengers and passenger-related issues i.e. intelligence analysis, custom examinations, admissibility of aliens, credible fear claims, expedited removals, and various law enforcement activities relating to arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and cargo at Ports of Entry
  • Gather information/intelligence from a variety of sources; perform analysis of available facts, evidence and intelligence. Verify, corroborate and establish relationships of all facts and accuracy and authenticity. Use various law enforcement databases and resources to develop leads and corroborate information. Identify potential terrorists and instruments of terror and perform layered enforcement activities
  • Develop, plan, and participate in tactical operations, such as pre-primary blitzes, intensive boarding, and roving. These operations employ extensive use of observational and interview techniques and non-intrusive inspection technology such as busters, radiation isotope identification devices and range finders
  • Brief management on investigative activities and reports including direction, progress of investigations; Significant findings and developments; Problems or questions of evidence; Testimony or law and actions to be taken on other related matters. Prepare and/or review reports of investigations, investigative memorandums and other documents to ensure they are prepared in a clear, concise, logical and impartial manner for submission to the appropriate office. Assemble findings and results in a comprehensive manner that includes events, sequences, and time elements; writing, editing and proofreading documents. Verbally articulate facts and findings accurately, concisely and objectively
  • Serve Notice to Appears and coordinate with other law enforcement officials in the execution of arrests and the search and seizure of evidence. Carry an authorized firearm; apprehend, search, and transport violators and arrange for appropriate detention
  • As an Honor Guard member I provide ceremonial presentations while rendering honor to fallen officers, our nation and agency flags. I also serve as an ambassador to the public, presenting a positive image of service, and assist with recruiting efforts
Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer, 11/2019 to 03/2020
US Customs And Border Protection, MIA-IAPMiami, FL
  • Acting as a temporary 1st line Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer, responsible for supervising and delivering key advice to a shift of CBPOs in complicated immigration and customs issues
  • Closely coordinate with officials of other units or organizations by officering key insights to management officials of higher rank
  • Drive a complex enforcement approach in the detection and prevention of terrorists, instruments of terror, harmful pests and diseases, illegal aliens, and importations and exportations against the law and negotitated trade agreements
  • Provide effective resolution to work problems presented by subordinate officers; evaluate subordinate officers; and analyze and manage serious disciplinary actions which involve non-supervisory subordinates
  • Serve as liaison between foreign Customs officials and United States agencies in performing mutual enforcement operations
  • Use questioning, observational techniques, and non-intrusive inspection tools, along with knowledge of the elements of search, detention, and arrest to enhance investigations and create effective report writing and professional and knowledgeable courtroom testimony to ensure prosecution of violators
  • Assume full accountability as senior level of management, in charge of interacting with outside US agencies for improved enforcement operations
  • Execute policy changes at the port level which included evacuation plans, coordination of a mass migration plan, and update of active shooter procedures following multiple Contunity of Operations (COOP) exercises
Police Officer, 08/2009 to 12/2012
Hallandale Beach Police DepartmentHallandale Beach, FL

Hours per week: 40 (Shift Work)

  • Prepared a variety of investigative reports and records including officer's daily logs, field interrogation reports, DUI traffic reports, vehicle impoundment forms, traffic crash reports, narrative reports of incidents, and prepared cases and testified in court proceedings
  • Responded to emergency calls for service and investigated accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, missing persons, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc
  • Conducted investigations involving surveillance, interviewed suspects and witnesses, made arrests, obtained and executed search warrants, and searched for physical evidence
  • Conducted follow up investigations of crimes committed. Sought out and questioned victims, witnesses and suspects. Analyzed and evaluated evidence, and detained or arrested offenders
  • Enforced all traffic laws and ordinances and checked speed with radar. Issued warnings and/or citations for traffic violations
  • Communicated regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become a familiar presence within the community
Job Related Training
  • Passport Primary and Secondary qualified
  • Baggage Control qualified
  • National Honor Guard member
  • Explorer Advisor CBP Miami Post 99
  • Counterterrorism Response Officer qualified
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) qualified
  • Crewmember and Global Entry qualified
  • Automated Passport Control qualified
  • Mobile Passport Control qualified
  • Case management/Adverse Action experience
  • Proficient in Commercial Trade processing
  • Great computer skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Coach and trainer to lower level CBPOs
  • Trilingual (English, Creole, Spanish)
  • Firearms qualified
  • CPR/First Aid certified