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Professional Summary

Detective Squad Sergeant tenured twenty four years with the New York City Police Department experienced in sexual assault, missing person and other criminal investigations. disaster scene management, intra agency communication and partnership development with public and private sector entities. Previous NYS Certified State Lecturer on disaster scene response and management. Current NARSO course instructor for Human Trafficking and Drug Trends in school settings.

Skills
  • Manage city-wide investigative operations involving Sex Crimes, Child Abuse and Hate Crimes
  • Supervised 130 personnel across broad geographical area
  • Large scale incident management experience
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Proficient in handling sensitive newsworthy investigations
  • Preparing time sensitive documents for vertical distribution
  • Exemplary leadership skills; ethically and professionally driven
  • Foster information sharing and victim centered partnerships with public and private sector entities
Accomplishments
  • Military Service: New York Army National Guard, 1, Honorably Discharged.
  • Graduated from New York City Police Academy, June 1995
  • Promotion to Sergeant, February 2002.
  • Appointed to the Detective Bureau, October 2004.
  • Acquired New York State certification for instruction, March 2009; lectured at the N.Y.P.D Criminal Investigations Course.
  • Discretionary promotion to Supervisor Sergeant Detective Squad, October 2011.
  • C.I.M.S Intelligence-Investigation Section supervisor for large scale incidents between 2004 and 2013.
Work History
Adjunct Instructor, 09/2019 to Current
Cardinal Point Homeland Security Group Jenkintown, PA
  • Create lesson plans and develop instructional materials on Human Trafficking within school settings for NASRO training course
  • Work closely with executive leadership implementing strategic concepts to address evolving concerns such as interacting with vulnerable populations and victim-centered training
  • Lecture and communicate effectively with students from diverse backgrounds about security, customer service and conflict management related issues
  • Security assessment team member tasked with evaluating security vulnerabilities at sensitive locations such as schools and religious institutions
  • PA ACT 235 certification
Sergeant Detective Supervisor , 01/2015 to 06/2019
New York City Police Department Manhattan Special Victims Squad
  • Ensure professional management of approximately 1500 sexual assault investigations annually
  • Manage staffing, fiduciary and logistical concerns of up to 130 personnel at a given time
  • Oversee newsworthy and media sensitive investigations
  • Coordinate and supervise field investigations across broad geographical area
  • Implement strategies to improve upon victim centered investigations such as utilizing a forensic experiential trauma informed approach
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local community, victim advocates, schools and universities, hospitals, District Attorney‘s Office and other entities to better serve victims and foster crime prevention and awareness
  • Prepare and analyze reporting data for vertical distribution; accurately capturing timelines, event structure and solution plotting

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Sergeant/ Sergeant Detective Supervisor, 01/2004 to 01/2015
New York City Police Department Missing Persons Squad
  • Management of 50 personnel across broad geographical area.
  • Oversee citywide case management of approximately 13,000 cases annually.
  • Working knowledge of large scale incident management related to terrorism, natural disasters, aviation and other incidents utilizing CIMS and NIMS based concepts. Establish and manage family assistance center as well as Unified Victim Incident Systems.
  • Participate in disaster training and seminars involving federal, state and local agencies.
  • Utilize creative problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills to resolve complex issues.
  • Supervision of missing person investigations, mortuary operations and crime scene management.
  • Responsible for generating statistical analysis reports measuring performance and capturing data trends.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Organizational Management, 2008
St. Joseph College - Brooklyn, N.Y
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Summary

Deputy Sheriff / Retired Police Officer with twenty three plus years in law enforcement, including assisting citizens, investigating accidents, conducting routine patrols and enforcing State and Local laws/ordinances. Exceptional report writing ability. Extensive conflict and crisis prevention training. Practice safe security measures and conflict resolution techniques to handle crisis and emergency situations. Committed to serving and protecting citizens from crime and dangerous activities. Quick thinking and skilled in assessing risks and making critical decisions under extreme pressure. Versed in dealing with a wide range of difficult situations with a level head and calm disposition.

Skills
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Conflict resolution tactics
  • Community relations
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Felony law, Misdemeanor law and Municipal ordinance knowledge
  • Search and Seizure laws familiarity
  • Drug laws enforcement
  • Miranda rights expert
  • Juvenile law familiarity
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
Experience
WeatherTech | Bolingbrook, IL Corporate Security Officer 03/2020 - Current

Supervise property entrances and exits and monitor employee safety. Report daily activity, incidents and irregularities, including equipment and property damage, theft and presence of unauthorized persons. Float between security locations to check in with officers, assess security and make proactive adjustments based on changing conditions.

Kendall County Sheriff's Office | Yorkville, IL Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy 01/2019 - Current

Provide Courthouse Security. Serve paperwork for the Civil Process Division. FOID card compliance. Assist in transport of prisoners to court, medical appointments, etc.. Training Coordinator and other duties as requested or needed.

Dupage County Sheriff's Office | Wheaton, IL Court Security Officer 09/2019 - 12/2019

Provide Courthouse Security. Operate screening devices and monitor people entering the courthouse. Assigned to a courtroom by the Supervisors. Conduct 'pat downs' and identification. Screen tools of contractors and other personnel. Direct entering public for scanning. Serve in positions of Blocker Post, Point Post or Back Up Searcher. Provide entry screening for Grand Jury juror selection and proceedings. Aid in detection of contraband and assist deputies as directed. Maintain regular attendance and punctuality. Assigned to a remote field court location to perform the above duties. Completed training at the main Courthouse.

Dupage County Courts and Probation | Wheaton, Il DST Officer 10/2018 - 07/2019

Interact regularly with detained juveniles at the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center. Provide crisis intervention and de-escalation as necessary to maintain safety and security. Maintain accurate electronic and handwritten records and data on detained juveniles. Perform physical searches of juveniles and transport vehicles for contraband. Physically intervene and restrain violent juveniles using a trained skill to manage disruptive behavior. Provide transport for detained juveniles to and from the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center to the Dupage County Courthouse. Participate in and attend required departmental meetings and training. Serve as liaison for all probation and Court personnel with the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center and other duties as assigned.

Wheaton Police Department | Wheaton, IL Police Officer 08/1995 - 09/2018

Gather preliminary investigation information as a first responder to crime scenes. Respond quickly to dispatch and took appropriate action at crime and disaster scenes. Prepare cases for trial and testify in court as a witness. Write reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed. Serve active warrants and subpoenas. Patrol designated districts in a patrol car, on bicycle and on foot. Mediate domestic-related disturbances and protect victims from harm. Search vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property. Write detailed arrest and accident reports. Organize and record facts to prepare incident reports. Enforce State laws and Local Ordinance violations. Reinforce positive community policing.

Education and Training
Suburban Law Enforcement Academy | | Glen Ellyn, IL, USA Training Program in Law Enforcement 1995
Southern Illinois University | | Carbondale, IL, USA Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice 1992
John A Logan College | | Carterville, IL, USA Transfer Credits in General Study 1992
Danville Area Community College | | Danville, IL, USA Transfer Credits in Law Enforcement 1989 Law Enforcement and Justice Administration course
Milford High School | | Milford, Il 60953, USA High School Diploma 1985
Activities and Honors

- Metropolitan Alliance of Police member (Retired)

- I received two (2) Life Saving Awards during my career

- Accident Investigation certified

- Evidence Technician certified

- Licensed Breath Operator in the State of Illinois

- CPR / AED trained and certified

- Firearms expert

- Defensive Tactics trained

- Volunteer various organizations (animal shelter, Young Hearts for Life, Shop with a Cop)

- Oswegoland Optimist Club member (President Elect)

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Professional Summary
Retired Police Sergeant (New Haven Police Department) and current Police Sergeant (Mashantucket Tribal Police Department), highly effective at taking leadership direction from superiors, as well as guiding subordinates. Believes that a willingness to learn and an emphasis on teamwork are essential qualities of successful working environment.
Core Qualifications
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Search and seizure laws knowledge 
  • Supervisory experience
  • Calm under pressure
  • Crime Scene Investigator/Processing
  • Sex Crimes Investigations
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • CPR Certification 
  • Felony laws knowledge
 
 
  • Robbery/Burglary Investigations 
  • Shootings/Serious Assault Investigations 
  • Assisted with numerous Homicide Investigations 
  • Shift Commander Experience
  • Police Bicycle Training
  • First Line Supervisor Training
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Certification
Professional Experience
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department July 2017 to Current Police Sergeant
Mashantucket, CT
As a Sergeant a great deal of my responsibilities consist of "people management" as well as ensuring the Officers under my supervision preformed their duties efficiently and effectively. When necessary answering calls for service, ensuring the safety of co-workers, members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Community, patrons, and property. Effecting arrest when necessary. Reviewing of non-arrest and arrest reports.
New Haven Police Department June 1996 to June 2016 Officer/Detective/Sergeant
New Haven, CT

During a twenty year tenure with The New Haven Police Department, I've had various responsibilities.  As an Officer duties consisted of responding to calls for service,  ensuring the safety of my co-workers, the public, and property.  As an Officer numerous arrest were effected (via arrest warrant and custodial ), all with minimal Internal Affairs complaints lodged by the public. Strong personal ties were established within the community that I served as result of working closely with its residents.  I am proud to have been part of team who helped improve the quality of life of a community. I have received various awards of recognition and merit for my service. 

As a Detective of seven years duties consisted of conducting in depth and details investigations of various crimes as referred to me by the Patrol Division.  Various responsibilities consisted of time and case management,  case prioritization,  conducting interviews,  preparing and completing arrest warrant applications. While hold the rank of Detective I have also received various awards of recognition and merit for my service. 

As a Sergeant a great deal of my responsibilities consisted of "people management " as well as ensuring the Officers under my supervision preformed their duties efficiently and effectively. 

Accomplishments
Numerous Departmental Letter of Recognition Awards, Meritorious Service Award, Department Medal of Valor Award.
Education and Specialized Training
Eli Whitney Technical High School High School Diploma: Industrial Electronics Hamden, CT, United States
  • Member of  The National Honor Society    
  • Top 10 % of graduating class
  • Graduated with High Honors
  • 1991 C.I.A.C. Scholar-Athlete 
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Basic Narcotics Training
  • FBI/Connecticut State Police Indoor Post Blast Certification
  • Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science Shooting Reconstruction Certification
  • Police Bicycle Training
  • First Line Supervisor Training
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Background, Objective

Police Sergeant with 21 years in law enforcement, including present assignments as Officer in Charge of the Records Division and supervisor of a squad of 4-5 patrol officers. Highly educated and self-motivated individual with strong leadership skills and job knowledge who embraces a teamwork approach and whose qualifications are well-suited for the open position of Lieutenant.

Education
Seton Hall University Master of Arts: Education (emphasis in Administration and Supervision) South Orange, NJ

NJSP Graduate Studies Program

GPA 4.0/4.0

University of Delaware Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice Newark, DE

Minor in Political Science

GPA 3.4/4.0

Graduated Cum Laude

Experience
Wyckoff Police Department August 2016 to Current Police Sergeant
Wyckoff, NJ
Assigned to Patrol Division as a shift commander. Responsible for supervising a squad of 4-5 officers. Officer in charge of the Records Division, which consists of utilizing the department records management system to track various department activities and crime statistics, completing background checks, and preparing monthly Uniform Crime Reports and reports for the Chief of Police. Assist Chief of Police with coordination of department criminal interdiction program.
Wyckoff Police Department July 1998 to August 2016 Police Officer
Wyckoff, NJ

Assigned to Patrol Division. Required to use excellent problem solving and communication skills on a daily basis to positively interact with members of the public, make arrests, enforce traffic laws, write detailed reports, and investigate traffic accidents and crime. Ensure all departmental reports are accurate and professional, as well as compile statistical data as assistant records officer. Catalog and track property as the lost and found officer.

Bergen County Probation Department May 1996 to July 1998 Probation Officer
Hackensack, NJ

Assigned to both Child Support Enforcement Division and Adult Supervision Division. Enforced court ordered child support through wage garnishments and issuance of arrest warrants and coordinated Bergen County License Suspension Program while assigned to Child Support Enforcement Division. One of two officers responsible for specialized caseload of domestic violence offenders while assigned to Adult Supervision.

Bergen County Sheriff's Department February 1996 to May 1996 Intern, Bureau of Criminal Identification
Hackensack, NJ

Cataloged and organized fingerprint card and mugshot files. Learned the county system of identification. Interacted with officers to learn about crime scene investigation and criminal identification.

Career Focused Awards and Training
Chief Herbert M. Allmers Award, Outstanding Student, BCPA Recruit Class 81
CPR Lifesaving Award, 2000 and 2012
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award, 2003
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Alcotest Operator Certification
Cultural Diversity Training
Police Leadership and Diversity Challenge Training
Racial Profiling Training
UCR and CJIS Training
Taser Certified
Criminal Justice Reform - Complaint Approval for Supervisory Officers
Major Crash Investigations Training
Use of Force / De-Escalation Training
Arrest, Search, and Seizure Training
Incident Command and National Incident Management Training
Conducting Complete Traffic Stops (NE Counter Drug Training Center)
Passenger Vehicle Criminal and Terrorist Identification (Desert Snow)
Overdose America (Southeastern Public Safety Institute)
Spanish Continuing Ed Program, Level I & II, Ramsey Community School
Comprehensive Domestic Violence Training
Bi-Annual Firearms/Active Shooter/First Responder and CPR Training
Multiple Letters of Commendation for Self-Intiated Patrol and Patrol Response
Community Involvement
Volunteer (sales/stock) at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Wayne, NJ - December 2015 to Current.
Volunteer at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Dumont, NJ including decorating the church for Christmas, working at the church carnival, and food sorting at the NJ Food Bank.
Participant in the Montclair Eat, Drink, and Speak Spanish Meet-up Group.
Coordinated the Wyckoff PBA Toys-for-Tots fund drive 2008-2013.