Experience

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Maryland State Lodge – Annapolis, MD

President
2014 – present

Elected to serve as President/CEO representing over 20,000 active and retired law enforcement officers throughout the State of Maryland.  Responsible for the management of the organization’s operating budget and overseeing approximately $2 million in assets of the organization.  Coordinates legislative agenda on local, state, and national level for organization.  Member of the Maryland Police and Correctional Officers Training Commission (MPCTC).

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge 89 – Largo, Maryland
Trustee
2008 – present

Trustee on the Police Pension Plan and responsible for management and control of over $600 million in assets.  Served in this capacity while President of the FOP.

President
2008 – 2013

Elected for three (3) terms as President/CEO representing over 2,600 active and retired law enforcement officers.  Served as Chief Labor Negotiator collectively bargaining multi-million dollar contracts on behalf of the membership, managed the organization’s operating budget, and oversaw over $1 million in assets.  Member of the Medical Advisory and Disability Review Board.  Elected and served as FOP Lodge 89 1st Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Shop Steward for the Criminal Investigations Unit.

Prince George’s County Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division – Landover, Maryland
Homicide Detective
1996 – 2005

Investigated crimes against persons; specifically, homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, accidental deaths, police involved shootings, missing persons when death is suspected, and serious physical assaults at the Prince George’s County Detention Center. Presented cases to grand juries and testified in state and federal courts.  Repeated invited speaker at the Judicial Institute of Maryland for trial and appellate court judges.

Prince George’s County Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division – Landover, Maryland
Child Abuse Detective
1995 – 1996

Investigated allegations of physical and sexual child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse.  Worked closely with the Department of Social Services.  Provided training and instruction for recruit classes, citizen organizations, and grand juries.  Testified in state and federal courts.

Prince George’s County Police Department, District IV Police Station, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Patrol Officer
1992 – 1995

Patrolled assigned areas to observe conditions, deter crime and apprehend violators of criminal and traffic laws.

United States Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea
Law Enforcement Specialist
1989 – 1991

Controlled four law enforcement patrols and one military working canine unit in support of law enforcement operations.  Monitored Security Police communications center which monitored weapons, munitions, drug and classified materials on installation.  Conducted background checks of new personnel and provided them with proper security credentials for installation.

United States Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C.
Honor Guardsman
1986 – 1992

Served as ceremonial guardsman for the United States Air Force.  Represented members of the United States Air Force at numerous Presidential ceremonies in the District of Columbia and throughout the country.  Also performed duties in Joint Service Military ceremonies throughout the country.

Education

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education, Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, Certificate of Completion, 2010
  • University of Phoenix, AA, Criminal Justice, 2009
  • Prince George’s Community College, Certificate for Public Safety/Law Enforcement Studies, 1993
  • Prince George’s Police Academy, Certificate for Law Enforcement, 1993

Training

  • Criminal Justice Information System Certified
  • Special Investigative Response Team Certified
  • Squad Evidence Officer Training
  • Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Investigation School
  • Department of Justice Homicide Investigation School
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations Homicide School
  • Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Investigation Seminar
  • Johns Hopkins Physical and Sexual Child Abuse Training
  • National Institute for Truth Verification/Voice Stress Analyzer Certified
  • Prince George’s County Police Department Field Training Officer School

Publications

  • Appointed by Governor Ehrlich to an eight-member panel of the Equal Pay Commission; co-published “Report of the Equal Pay Commission,” September 28, 2006.
  • Appointed by Governor Hogan to a twenty-three member panel of the Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers; co-published “Final Report, Including Findings as to Best Practices and a Recommendation to the General Assembly,” September 16, 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bowie City Ethics Commission, Board Member
  • Northridge Recreation Association, Inc., Board Member
  • Prince George’s County Education Coalition, Board Member
  • Virginia Homicide Investigators Association
  • Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars USA (VFW)

Awards

  • 2015 Verizon’s Community Innovator Award
  • Homicide Investigator award from the Prince George’s County Police Department
  • State of Maryland Governor’s Citation
  • Maryland Senate Proclamation
  • Maryland House of Delegates Proclamation
  • United States Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award
  • United States Air Force Commendation Medal
  • United States Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Prince George’s County Police Department Outstanding Student Officer Award (Police Academy)