RELEVANT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
My life and professional experience have uniquely prepared me for this position. I have been working in the criminal justice system since 1988. I began my career as a US Navy security policeman while stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. In this position I provided general police services to the culturally diverse community of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
While in this position, I gained experience in general police operations, tactical team and K9 operations and I served as a watch commander and training officer. I also completed the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Reserve Officer Academy and volunteered as a reserve police officer with the Oak Harbor Police Department during this time period.
I have experience and training in the corrections field as well having completed the New York State Corrections Officer Academy while I was employed by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department in New York state. While I only worked in this position for a little over a year, I developed a solid understanding of corrections and the county jail environment.
I have taken advantage of many training opportunities throughout my career. As my career progressed, I began to focus on leadership and management related training. I am a graduate of:
The Northwest Command College
The International Association of Chiefs of Police Legacy Leadership program
The FBI LEEDA Executive Level Management Program
Executive Level Certification in Leadership from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission