I am a native of Chesapeake, VA. I joined the Wilson Police Department (Wilson, NC) in April of 1998 and served most of his career in Wilson working in the Operations Division reaching the rank of Sergeant. After nearly 17 years, I left the Wilson Police Department and joined Elizabeth City Police Department (Elizabeth City, NC) in 2015. I am currently assigned to the Support Services Division of Elizabeth City Police Department and a member of the department’s command staff. I am responsible for several different areas including: Crime Scene Investigation, overseeing special projects; and public relations and community outreach.
I have received my Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the State of North Carolina and am a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program at NC State University. I hold an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Tidewater Community College (Chesapeake, VA), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University and am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Forensic Toxicology at University of Florida.
I have quite a bit of experience and knowledge with impaired driving investigations, drug impaired persons, and crash investigations and have been called as an expert witness in numerous criminal and civil court cases, at both the district and superior court level, in multiple counties across North Carolina.
In addition to my full-time duties, I am a Law Enforcement Instructor and have been called to speak at various training conferences across the state and country. I hold several specialty certifications from the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). My primary areas of interest include impaired driving investigation and substance abuse awareness and prevention education.
Along with the above, I am an active volunteer and trainer for MADD-NC. I currently serve as a member and law enforcement liaison for the Albemarle Overdose Prevention Coalition. I am the owner / operator of Traffic and Safety Training Specialists, a company focused on delivering quality educational services to the public and private sectors on topics relating to traffic safety, substance abuse prevention and awareness, first aid and safety planning.
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