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Able to contribute substantial law enforcement background toward making a significant contribution to the Town of Warrenton as Deputy Chief of Police
Operations Police Administration Public Relations
Staff Supervision Budgeting Community Networking & Outreach
25+ year background in law enforcement spanning crime prevention and response, community relations, public safety, patrol operations, special investigations, court testimony, and department administration.
Approachable, ethical, and well-versed in all areas of policing; possess outstanding supervisory experience including dealing with internal processes and managing all facets of department operations.
Adept at media relations, internal and external communications, training, policy implementation, staff performance management, reporting, and budgeting.
Solid reputation for integrity, decisiveness, sensible judgment, and team-building capabilities.
Consistently drive unified relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement, court personnel, and other related government agencies.
Directly managed hiring, training, evaluation, and full-scope performance management for hundreds of employees.
Analyzed, prepared, and cost-effectively administered multi-million dollar budgets to achieve and sustain operational goals.
Recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout career including: Officer of the Year, Distinguished Field Trainer, Outstanding Performance (county-wide), Smooth Operator Award for Outstanding Traffic Initiatives, and Lifesaving Award from Chamber of Commerce.
Fairfax County Police Department, County of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, 1987 to Present
Captain / District Commander, Mason District Station 2016 to Present
Spearhead 24x7 police operations covering 20-square mile area, serving 150,000+ citizens, and responding to 80,000+ calls for service annually.
Direct 140 personnel encompassing 72 officers, five criminal detectives, one domestic violence detective, one gang detective, one crime scene technician, seven bike patrol officers, one crime prevention officer, two traffic officers, three auxiliary officers, and 20 civilian support staff.
Ensure sworn officers remain up-to-date on DCJS certifications and department-mandated training including firearms, response driving, CPR & First Aid, VCIN, de-escalation, use of force, and legal training.
Control $1.5M budget, verify bi-weekly payroll for accuracy and compliance with department regulations, manage community relations and engagement, and approve operations plans for community events.
Conduct investigations of alleged misconduct including rude behavior, use of force, incidents relating to search and seizure, evidence handling, and general dissatisfaction of service.
Assess and methodically respond to internal matters such as missed assignments, malingering, cruiser crashes, and improper use of communications devices.
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Frequently review status of ongoing criminal investigations and diligently document findings.
Organize traffic enforcement and education strategies to prevent and detect DWIs and speeding, manage sign enforcement, and proactively implement programs to enhance pedestrian safety.
Mentor, coach, counsel, and prepare 16 supervisors for future leadership positions within department.
Captain / Staff Duty Officer 2015 to 2016
Provided command authority and oversight in support of routine and emergency operations conducted by or affecting police department.
Consistently ensured constant staff compliance with standard operating procedures and policies.
Captain / Division Commander, Helicopter Division 2012 to 2015
Independently handled critical administrative duties spanning internal memorandums, time and attendance, purchasing, hiring, staffing, and performance management.
Controlled $1.4M operating budget and held direct leadership of six pilots, 12 police officers, two mechanics, and one second lieutenant.
Shepherded operations for two $6M aircraft, ensured divisional officers were cross-trained as paramedics, and ensured pilots received ongoing emergency training, pilot certifications, and medical certificates.
Upgraded maintenance department with proper tools and equipment to ascertain safety of crew and aircraft.
Strategically mitigated pre-existing facilities issues to improve working environment and overall well-being of employees.
Reconfigured shifts for flight officers to improve morale and productivity.
First Lieutenant / Assistant Commander, Reston District Station 2009 to 2012
In absence of station commander, assumed leadership at scene of serious crimes and major incidents such as bank robberies, homicides, bomb threats (requiring evacuations and road closures), and suspicious powder cases.
Administered performance evaluations for eight subordinates and reviewed performance evaluations for 137 personnel.
Governed multiple administrative investigations involving use of force, cruiser crashes, serious misconduct, and SOP violations.
Devised operations plans for initiatives related to robbery prevention, DWI patrols and check points, and pedestrian safety.
Decisively approved operational, staffing, and logistical plans for major community events such as Reston triathlon, Fourth of July celebrations, and numerous 5K races.
Worked directly with CIA and Secret Service on assignments to protect dignitaries in Reston district.
First Lieutenant / Police Liaison Commander 2007 to 2009
Fostered cohesive efforts among Department of Public Safety Communications, Fire & Rescue Department, Office of Emergency Management, MPSTOC members, and Police Department's Public Information Office.
Concurrently helmed Court Liaison and Citizen Reporting section.
Oversaw attendance and testimony issues across nine jurisdictions, Commonwealth Attorney s Office, and the Court.
Coordinated and maintained adequate staffing to handle 10,000 citizen phone reports annually.
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Second Lieutenant, Mount Vernon District 2002 to 2007
Successfully managed one of busiest midnight shifts county-wide with complete responsibility for staff performance management, mitigating and investigating citizen complaints, and maintaining associated documentation.
Worked during and following Hurricane Isabelle which caused severe flooding; orchestrated complex water rescues, road closures, evacuations, and power restoration efforts.
Supervised Neighborhood Patrol Unit (Bike Team) from 2004 to 2006 and served as lead investigator for Internal Affairs Bureau from 2006 to 2007; promptly responded to cases of officer-involved shootings, officer misconduct, sexual harassment, use of force, alleged racial profiling, and routine investigations.
Sergeant 2000 to 2002
Handpicked as sole supervisor on day shift for six-month term with full accountability for major events district-wide and all associated administrative functions.
Scheduled court dates for officers, arranged coverage for school crossings, mitigated and investigated citizen complaints, documented on-duty injuries, and administered performance evaluations.
Masterminded 30-day traffic enforcement program, Operation Safe Corridor which included comprehensive pedestrian safety component.
Devised station policy featuring instruction manual for deployment of station radar trailer.
Authored Mount Vernon District Chief s Challenge entry in 2001 which won against six other entries.
Promoted from initial roles as Patrol Officer 1989 to 2000 and Police Cadet 1987 to 1989.
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, cum laude 2010
Aircraft Accident Investigations
Helicopter Crash Investigations
NIMS and ICS (ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 420, 700, 800 and All Hazards Incident Management)
Certified Project Management Professional, George Mason University, Herndon VA
ADA Amendment, Paramilitary Attack and Counter Offensive, Unintended Consequences of Structural Racism, Tactical Commanders Course, Patrol Ready, Search and Seizure, Sexual Harassment for Supervisors, Medical Trauma Kit Training, Advanced Coaching for Managers & Supervisors, EEO, PACOP Commander Training
Professional Executive Leadership School, University of Richmond
Deputy Logistics Chief, National Capital Region Incident Management Team
Fairfax County Police Crisis Negotiations Team
Airborne Law Enforcement Association
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NAME OF PERSON HIRING
NAME OF POLICE DEPARTMENT
Please accept this letter and accompanying resume in application for the Chief of Police opportunity that is available with the Town of Warrenton. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
I bring to you 29 years with the Fairfax County Police Department including strong experience in operations, administration, personnel leadership, training, budgeting, and report writing. My long-standing career in law enforcement as well as inherent problem solving, planning, emergency response, and community relations abilities will enable me to seamlessly transition into your organization and garner immediate results. To complement these qualifications, I offer advanced investigative expertise, significant executive leadership talents, and exceptional project management skills vital to succeeding as your new Chief of Police.
If considered for an interview, you will find me to be a dynamic leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through unparalleled self-initiative, close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, and well-honed crisis management skills. I am confident that I could be a valuable contributor to (INSERT NAME OF ORGANIZATION), and look forward to interviewing with you soon.
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