Professional activities and areas of interest
Served for 26.5 years with the Sterling Heights, MI Police Department (Fourth Largest City in Michigan) with progressive management and administrative experience leading to the rank of Lieutenant. Served in the following assignments: Commander of the Training Division & Field Training Officer program, Patrol Shift Commander, Detective Sergeant – Criminal Investigations Division and Youth Bureau, Sergeant – Road Patrol Supervisor, Records & Computer Services Division, and the Communications Bureau, Detective – Special Investigations Division (Office of the Chief), and Patrol Officer.
Advanced training includes Homicide Investigation & Supervision, Critical Incident Command, Crime Scene Management, Interviewing & Interrogation, Sex Crime Investigation, Computer & Internet Crime Investigations, Dignitary Protection, Employment Supervision and Management, Field Officer Training Program Management, Police Firearms Instruction, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instruction, and Defensive Tactics Instruction.
Professional interests include Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Midwestern Criminal Justice
Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, American Criminal Justice Association, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, Police Society for Problem-Based Learning, and the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Law Enforcement Issues, Police Management & Administration, Criminal Investigations, Police Patrol Operations, Organizational Behavior in Criminal Justice, Police Leadership Development, Police Response to Domestic Violence, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Police Training Environments, and Police Training Officer (PTO) Programs.
Ph.D. – Western Michigan University (Educational Leadership)
M.S. – Michigan State University (Criminal Justice Administration)
B.S. – Wayne State University (Criminal Justice)
A.A.S. – Macomb Community College (Law Enforcement)
Graduate of the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute (Center for Police Executive Development)