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Career Objective


To secure the Chief of Police position where my proven skills in leadership, decision-making, planning, and criminal services will assure a strong performance validated by twenty four years of extensive law enforcement training, education and executive management. My solid record of forging relationships within a diverse socio-economic population across all levels of the community and government enhances the principles and concepts of community-based policing. My uncompromising personal and professional integrity lends great credence as core values applied to the defined mission.

Professional Experience


Douglas County Sheriff Department, Omaha, Nebraska (05/11 - Present)
Assistant Chief Deputy, Technical Services Bureau
  • Executive Leader of the 7th largest jail system in the United States and largest in the State of Nebraska.
  • Responsible for budgeting over $33 million for operations/staffing expenditures.
  • Managed over 400 multi-level staff employees.
  • Advanced instructional, written and oral communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that adhere to core values during good and challenging situations.
  • Assisted with the development of mass arrest policy.
  • Strongly familiar with the Civil Service Process.
  • Utilized the concept of COMPSTAT.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nebraska Jail Standards and Inspections, Local, Federal and State laws.
  • Intake Division book-in over 130,000 inmates per year.
  • Data Management Unit – all civilian staff includes Bonds/Warrants, Document Imaging, Intake, Release, Judicial dispositions, and ID Records.
  • Inmate Programs Division manages over 200 volunteers for reentry programs within the housing facilities.
  • Support Services Division responsible for over 6500 inmates’ meals, laundry and sanitation.
  • Release Division includes but not limited to inmates monies, property, mail, archives and classification and judicial dispositions of inmates.

  • Investigate and Judicial Services Bureau, Omaha, Nebraska (03/09 - 05/11)

    Assistant Chief Deputy
  • Responsible for Judicial Services Division to include Warrant Execution, Court Services, and Fugitive sections.
  • Responsible for budgeting over $16 million for operations/staffing expenditures.
  • Managed over 400 multi-level staff employees.
  • Responsible for Special Investigations Division to include Communications, North Nebraska Auto Theft Task Force, Criminal Investigations, Physical Evidence, Intelligence and Writ Enforcement.
  • Developed comprehensive policies of the SWAT team.
  • Knowledgeable of the process of asset forfeiture and rules of evidence.

  • Office of the Sheriff, Omaha, Nebraska (05/05 - 03/09)

    Lieutenant/Senior Sergeant
  • Administrative Assistant to Sheriff
  • Solid experience of 20 year culture change with newly elected Sheriff.
  • Assisted management and staff in problem solving, project planning, development and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Identified problems and reviewed related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Provided complex office administrative support in the areas of procurement, budgeting, report preparation and staff communication.
  • Managed multi-level staff: Strategic Planning, Fleet Management, Public Information Office/Media and Executive Senior Secretary’s.

  • Education


    Nebraska University
    Masters of Arts in Professional Development, Management
    Bachelor of Arts and Science, Criminal Justice

    Professional Development/Education


    Police Media Relations(21 hours)
    Basic Mediation (Conflict Resolution)
    Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Supervision
    Former Defensive Tactics & Use of Force-Instructor
    Police Bicycle Patrol School
    TCLEOSE certified Instructor
    TCLEOSE certified advanced Jailer
    TCLEOSE certified Advanced Peace Officer
    National Incident Management System(NIMS)
    TCIC/NCIC Administration policy