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Human Resources and Law Enforcement Expert – Compliance, Investigations, Training, & Solution Delivery

Technical Consultant #2560


Expertise

Summary

  • Law enforcement and human resources professional with the ability to impact complex business challenges and deliver solutions and results.
  • Serving 32 years and rising to Captain with Delaware State Police, then promoted to Director of Human Resources with responsibilities in: Compliance, monitoring; internal and external investigations; training-development, program and project management.
  • Execute executive level leadership and managerial experience exercised in both direct supervision and in a project/ team environment.

Focused Areas

  • Arson Investigations
  • Auto Theft
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Death Investigations
  • Fraud
  • Gambling
  • Minor Crimes
  • Robbery Investigations
  • Sex Crimes
  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Criminal Code
  • Drug Identification and Investigation

Other Specific Areas

  • Workforce Planning
  • Benefits Administration
  • Employee Relations
  • Compensation
  • On-boarding/Orientation
  • Complex Investigations
  • Security Reviews
  • Recruitment (Screening/Hiring)
  • Performance Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Labor Relations
  • Operational Excellence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Generalist HR Background
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology
  • Crisis Management
  • Budget Management

Expert Witness Experience

  • Expert law enforcement witness and subject matter expert specializing in human resources, fatigue, policies, and resolutions.
  • Police Standards and Practices
  • Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Personnel Selection and Retention
  • Failure to Train or Supervise

Experience

CCG, Founder, 2016 - Present

  • Conducting confidential workplace and internal investigations, executive pre-employment background investigations,
  • Training: Critical incident planning and response, reducing law enforcement and emergency services fatigue.
  • Development, accreditation, and project management. State of Delaware Licensed Private Investigator.

GATI, Development Consultant, 2019 – Present

  • Developing sales leads from the law enforcement industry for the client who provides a software platform solution, standardizing the pre-employment background and investigative process.

Commission on Accreditation, Assessor, 2014 - Present

  • Part time assessor conducting compliance monitoring and inspections of law enforcement agencies across the country.
  • seeking accreditation or re-accreditation.
  • The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. is a credentialing authority, based in the United States, whose primary mission is to accredit public safety agencies, namely law enforcement agencies, training academies, communications centers, and campus public safety agencies.

Delaware State Police, 1986 - 2017

Accomplishments

  • Developed and implemented a highly progressive Fatigue Management Policy and Plan. This was innovative within the law enforcement profession and reduced the state’s exposure to related potential litigation.
  • Implemented an effective web-based Special Duty scheduling program which significantly improved efficiency and transparency while delivering $150,000 in annual cost savings in the first year. Took what was a contentious function, with the internal perception of favoritism and political decision-making and made it a transparent, completely fair system.
  • Developed and successfully implemented strategies which optimizing hiring and testing of quality recruits, adapting the model to accommodate growth and consolidation.
  • Drove the successful process which resulted in numerous Meritorious Re-accreditations with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
  • Chaired five command staff working groups revising the Division’s policies and procedures. This was a major undertaking, involving the review, revision and finalization of 1,200 pages of content.
  • Led a widely successful multi-agency “Gun Buy Back” program, a multi-agency effort between the State Police and two local police departments. Partnered with church and community groups. More than 2,000 guns were surrendered.
  • Played a leading role in creating the Governor’s Task Force, which had the ability to convene high level professionals across all state agencies to provide focus on a specific problem within the state. The concept proved itself highly successful, and this task force remains in effect today.
  • Obtained Delaware's first "no-knock" search warrant after making application for warrant to the Deputy Attorney General and a Superior Court Judge based on “exigent circumstances.” This was the first such warrant granted in the State of Delaware and remains a foundation for best practices today.
  • Award winning Trooper receiving numerous commendations, recognition, and awards throughout career.

Delaware State Police, Rank and Positions, 1986 – 2017

  • Captain – Director – Human Resources (4 years). Report directly to the Administrative Major. Manage 12 Troopers and 19 Civilian employees. Provide oversight for the recruitment, pre-employment investigations, hiring, retention, and separation of all sworn and civilian employees, cadet and explorer programs, polygraph unit, interns, activity sheets and payroll.
  • Captain – Director – Headquarters Planning & Research Section; Inspections & Accreditation (3 years). Reported directly to the Deputy Superintendent. Commanded two administrative divisions responsible for researching, reviewing, writing, and implementing statewide policies, procedures and strategies. Identified, developed, and led statewide projects to meet changing business needs. Conducted internal investigations. Worked closely with the Executive staff.
  • Commanded the Inspections Office responsible for the meritorious re-accreditation.
  • Lieutenant – Acting Troop Commander – Patrol Troop 9 (1 year), Managed 38 Troopers and three civilian employees in a dual managerial capacity to provide police services 24-hours a day. Interacted with local businesses to protect critical infrastructure from acts of terrorism. Served as liaison with community leaders.
  • Lieutenant – Inspections Officer – Office of Professional Responsibility (4 years). Served as the Division’s Accreditation Manager leading the State Police through two successful meritorious re accreditation processes.
  • Lieutenant – Special Projects Manager – Headquarters Intelligence Unit (1 year). Member of the team which established the newly created Delaware Information and Analysis Center. Secured federal grant monies through a funding partnership with Citizens Corps. Deployed personal protective equipment to 625 Troopers.
  • Lieutenant – Assistant Director – Headquarters Traffic Control Section (1 year). Managed ten troopers assigned to the statewide Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit. Provided indirect management of eight civilian employees. Acted in the capacity of Director in his/her absence.
  • Sergeant – Supervisor – Special Investigations Vice Unit (5 years). Led the statewide unit investigating prostitution, gambling, adult entertainment, public corruption, child pornography, pedophiles, on-line child predators, and developed and presented Internet Safety Seminars for area school groups.
  • Detective – Special Investigation Statewide Drug Unit (6 years). As an undercover drug investigator, managed long-term multi-agency drug trafficking investigations. Gained extensive knowledge in the use of wire taps, electronic surveillance, evidence preservation, Obtained Delaware's first "no-knock" search warrant.
  • Patrol Trooper – Patrol Troop 6 (7 years). Consistently led the troop in measurable standards of quality and productivity.

Honors & Publications


Credentials 

Certifications

  • FBI National Academy - Law Enforcement Executive Leadership, (239th Session), Certificate in Law Enforcement accredited by University of Virginia
  • University of Delaware – Criminal Justice Leadership Institute
  • Villanova University - Professional Human Resource Management Certificate
  • Senior Certified Professional – Society for Human Resource Management
  • Certified Instructor – State of Delaware Council on Police Training

License 

  • Licensed Private Investigator- State of Delaware

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • FBI National Academy Associates, Maryland-Delaware Chapter, Executive Board Past President
  • FBI National Academy Associates, Member, Co-Chair FBINAA, Washington, DC
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Member
  • Mill Creek Fire Company, Marshallton, Delaware, Volunteer Firefighter, By-Law, Apparatus Committee, Asst. Engineer
  • Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center, Board of Directors
  • Delaware State Police Diversity Council, Member
  • Guardian Alliance Technologies, Advisory Board Member
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Secondary Employment Working Group
  • State of Delaware Commission on Adult Entertainment Establishments – Appointed Member under John Carney
  • Adjunct Faculty – Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, Delaware

Course Work

  • Arson Investigations
  • Auto Theft
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Death Investigations
  • Fraud
  • Gambling
  • Minor Crimes
  • Robbery Investigations
  • Sex Crimes
  • Charting and Drawing
  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Criminal Code
  • Drug Identification and Investigation
  • Field Notes and Crime Scene Reporting
  • Handling Abnormal Behavior
  • Identification and Records
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Juvenile Offenders
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Notes and Maintaining Notebooks
  • Organized Crime
  • Photography
  • Preservation of Crime Scene (Report Writing and Accident Investigation-Basic and Advanced)

Delaware State Police Academy Advanced Training

  • Search Warrant Execution
  • Officer Survival
  • Handling Confidential Informants
  • Major Case Management
  • Pedophile Investigations
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Electronic Wiretap Procedures
  • Technical Surveillance
  • Project Management
  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Field Training Officer
  • Background Investigators Course
  • Certified Instructor Course
  • Vehicle-borne Terrorism Awareness
  • Islamic Terrorism Familiarization
  • Gambling and Drugs
  • Use of Force
  • Risk Management
  • Mental Health
  • United States Department of Justice
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Basic Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Law Enforcement
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Post Blast Investigator
  • Department of Military Affairs
  • Dynamic Entry Class
  • Marijuana Eradication
  • Office of the United States Attorney
  • Street/Urban Drug Interdictions

United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Institute (FEMA)

  • Managing Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI) Protestor Devices
  • WMD: Incident Management & Unified Command
  • Port & Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel, AWR-144
  • National Incident Management System to include:
  • ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800, IS-546, IS-547, L-960

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

  • Command and General Staff Functions
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Law Enforcement Mobile Video Institute
  • Mobile Video Instructors Course
  • ODV Incorporated
  • Senior Instructors Narcotic Identification Course

Awards

  • Received Summa Cum Laude honors while earning undergraduate and master’s degrees as an adult student.

Education

  • M.S. Management, Organizational Leadership, (Summa Cum Laude) Wilmington University, DE
  • B.S. General Studies (Summa Cum Laude), Wilmington, University, Wilmington, DE
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