Professional Experience


SKILLS and PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • • 37 years of Law Enforcement Experience in Metro-Atlanta
  • • Expert in Hostage Negotiations, Suicide, and Tactical Operations
  • • Expert in firearms marksmanship and physical security
  • • Member of the Traffic Unit/Motorcycle Squad
  • • Certified Hostage Negotiator and Suicide Negotiator for the Newton County  SWAT Team
  • • Member of the Community Outreach Program
  • • P.R.I.D.E. Instructor for the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute
  • • Public information Officer for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office

 

EXPERIENCE:

2007 - Present
Corporal
Newton County Sheriff’s Office,  Covington, Georgia

  • Established, and in charge of the Traffic, Motors, and H.E.A.T. Units
  • Certified Hostage, and Suicide Negotiator, for the Newton County/Covington SWAT Team.

 
2004 - 2009
Entrepreneur and Owner
Jacks Baby Backs Restaurant

  • • Renovated and refurbished the restaurant.
  • • Managed the operations of the restaurant.
  • • Increased sales and enhanced traffic to the restaurant.
  • • Developed and managed the restaurant’s budget.
  • • Decreased costs and increased quality of the dining experience for customers.

 

2002 – 2003
Insurance, Fraud and Private Investigator
Crawford and Company

  • • Conducted and successfully completed numerous cases.
  • • Developed expertise in effective investigative techniques.

 

Police Officer
Atlanta Police Department
1982 – 2001 (retired)

  • • Served as a Tactical and Undercover Officer with the Red Dogs (Narcotics Strike Team).
  • • Operated in an undercover capacity as a member of the Field Investigations Team covering: auto theft, drugs, thefts and other crimes.
  • • Conducted numerous overnight surveillances involving prostitution, drugs, and other crimes.
  • • Served as a member of the Special Operations Section, conducting operations as a Certified Hostage Negotiator and Suicide Negotiator for the Atlanta Police
    SWAT team until retirement.
  • • Served as a member of the Special Operations Section/Motorcycle Squad until retirement.
  • • Provided personal security, and motorcycle escorts for 3 U.S. Presidents, numerous political figures, entertainers, NFL players, and entrepreneurs.
  • • Police Olympics Athlete winning numerous medals and titles within the World Police/Fire Olympics, United States, and Canada.

 

EDUCATION:
Forest Park High School, GA, 1978
Professional Management Program Columbus State University, GA, 2013
Supervisory Levels, 1,2,3

SPECIALIZED TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS:
• Public Information Officer/ Newton County Sheriff’s Office, 2019
• Official Judge/Scorekeeper/Organizer at the 2014 Annual Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan
• Promoted to Corporal (Newton County Sheriff’s Dept), 2014
• Antiterrorism Advisory Council Law Enforcement Training, 2013
• Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician, 2012
• Security Operations, Democratic National Convention, 2012
• Certified Child Safety Technician, 2012
• Active Shooter, 2010
• Incident Command, 2010
• Islamist Terrorism Negotiation, 2010
• Islamist Militant Terrorism, 2010
• Hostage Rescue, 2010
• On Scene Traffic Investigations Level II, 2009
• Drug Interdiction, 2009
• Sexual Harassment, 2008
• On Scene Traffic Investigations Level I, 2008
• SFST, 2008
• Advanced Traffic Law, 2007
• Hostage & Crisis Negotiations: Advanced Techniques, Public Safety Institute of North Florida, 1999
• Computer Training, Atlanta Police Academy, 1998 & 1999
• Discrimination in the Workplace, Atlanta Police Academy, 1997
• F.B.I Counter-Terrorism Operations, Olympic Games, 1996
• Hostage Negotiator, Georgia Police Academy, 1997
• Police Motorcycle Course, Alpharetta Police Academy, 1994
• Security Operations, Democratic National Convention, 1988
• Narcotics Course, Georgia Police Academy, 1986
• Certified Police Officer, Atlanta Police Academy, 1982
• Certified Pistol, 37 Years of Marksmanship Expertise