Expert Details

Expert in Law Enforcement, Capacity Development, and Training

Expert ID: 736373 North Dakota, USA

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Expert is a senior leader experienced in operations, investigations, and capacity building in the United States and abroad.

His areas of expertise include organizational leadership; problem solving; project and program management; change management; public and private investigations; risk and emergency management; brand protection; international business development; training and capacity building; and capture management.

Expert has broad experience obtained through decades of government service plus years of working with and for medium to large companies. He is experienced in successfully leveraging new markets and overcoming real and perceived roadblocks. He is calm, cool, and collected under pressure. He has excellent communication and writing skills that connect with partners, staff, and customers at all levels-from the newest member to the highest-ranking senior leader. Expert is discreet and professional, and know how to focus on goals and have the entrepreneurial drive to achieve them.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Bismarck, ND

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: Master of Arts Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Arizona State University
Year: 2007 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Liberal Studies - Business and Psychology Institution: Eastern Oregon University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief of Police Department: Watford City Police Department Responsibilities: Senior leader of growing police department in western North Dakota serving a community of over 10,000 residents and an operating budget of $3.5 million. Responsible for all aspects of police operations in order to protect and serve the community. Areas of focus include Community Policing; emergency management; strategic planning; budget, equipment and resource management; training management; long and short range planning; problem solving; and personnel management. Provides effective leadership, direction, and support on a daily basis that enables the success of the Department and its staff.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Halcyon Group International Title: Director of European Support Operations, Poland Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for working independently in support of all aspects of business and opportunity development; capture management; proposal scripting, refinement, and submission; contract implementation and administration; sales and follow-through, on programs designed for defense, training, stability operations, security force assistance, capacity building, law enforcement, and intelligence.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: General T. Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces (Wroclaw, Poland) Title: Instructor Department: Erasmus + Responsibilities: Instructor for Erasmus + program. Responsible for teaching military academy students from Poland and regional partner countries on various topics.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Imperatis Title: Security Forces Assistance Advisor Department: COMISAF Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) - Afghanistan Responsibilities: Security Force Assistance Advisor and law enforcement subject matter expert for the Commanding General of International Security Assistance Forces (COMISAF) in Afghanistan. Responsible for all aspects of communicating, managing, refining, and reporting on the implementation of strategic programs to all host nation and foreign stakeholders.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Employer: Engility Title: Law Enforcement Professional - Investigative Surveillance Unit Department: Law Enforcement Professional Program - Afghanistan Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of a specialized investigative team supporting Polish, Afghan Special Forces, and US in high threat environment.
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: City of Portland, Oregon Title: Officer, Sergeant, Detective, Task Force Officer Department: Portland Police Bureau Responsibilities: Sworn peace officer in major metropolitan city. Responsible for all facets of criminal investigations and law enforcement organization operations, including internal and external matters. Program and project coordinator assigned to the FBI-Portland office.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: MPRI Title: Law Enforcement Professional Department: Law Enforcement Professional Program - Afghanistan Responsibilities: Advisor, trainer, and investigation subject matter expert for province of over 1,000,000 residents.
Years: 1991 to 2006 Employer: City of Portland, Oregon Title: Police officer, Sergeant, Detective, Task Force Officer Department: Portland Police Bureau Responsibilities: Sworn peace officer in major metropolitan city. Responsible for all facets of criminal investigations and law enforcement organization operations, including internal and external matters. Program and project coordinator assigned to the FBI-Portland office.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Heald College Title: Adjunct Instructor Department: Criminal Justice Responsibilities: Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor. Responsible for teaching and the success of a diverse student body in a variety of topics.
Years: 1987 to 1991 Employer: City of Huntington Beach, California Title: Police Officer Department: Huntington Beach Police Department Responsibilities: Police Officer, Forensic Investigation Officer. Responsible for protecting lives and property, responding to and mitigating emergency situations, conducting forensic and criminal investigations, and providing assistance as needed.
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: County of Orange, California Title: Deputy Sheriff Department: Orange County Sheriff's Department Responsibilities: Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Division. Worked with Sheriff’s department sworn and civilian employees to effectively conduct daily operations at a large correction facility. Responsible for providing a safe, secure, and humane environment for pre-trial and sentenced inmates.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2016 to Present Agency: Watford City Police Department Role: Chief of Police Description: Chief of Police in growing oilfield city.
Years: 2008 to 2013 Agency: Portland Police Bureau Role: Multiple - Detective, Task Force Agent Description: Detective and Task Force Agent in major metropolitan city.
Years: 1991 to 2006 Agency: Portland Police Bureau Role: Multiple - Officer, Training Officer, Sergeant, Detective, Task Force Agent Description: Peace officer assigned to multiple roles in major metropolitan city.
Years: 1987 to 1991 Agency: Huntington Beach Police Department Role: Officer Description: Police officer and crime scene investigator in major southern California city.
Years: 1986 to 1987 Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Department Role: Deputy Sheriff Description: Sworn deputy sheriff assigned to training and corrections division.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2014 Country / Region: Afghanistan Summary: US Department of Defense contracted advisor
Years: 2014 to 2016 Country / Region: Poland Summary: Director in charge of supporting NATO contracts
Years: 2006 to 2008 Country / Region: Afghanistan Summary: US Department of Defense contracted advisor

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Association of Chiefs of Police
North Dakota Chiefs of Police Association
North Dakota State University – Extension Program Advisory Council
Local Emergency Planning Committee – McKenzie County, ND
Watford City Police Foundation (501(c)(3))
Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation – (501(c)(3)) Founding member
Licenses / Certifications
North Dakota Peace Officer license - since 2016
Peace Officer Instructor certification - Oregon, North Dakota
Oregon Peace Officer certifications: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisor
California Peace officer certifications: Basic, Intermediate
Awards / Recognition
Law Enforcement: Meritorious Service Award, Portland Police Bureau;
FBI-Portland Division, Task Force Agent award
Multiple letters of appreciation

Military: Superior Civilian Service Award, US Army, 82nd Airborne Division (Afghanistan)
Certificates of Appreciation-ISAF Special Operations Forces, Polish Special Forces, Polish Army,
National Directorate of Security (NDS) (Afghanistan), Governor of Ghazni Province (Afghanistan)

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Multiple training programs and classes.
Law enforcement, security force assistance, capacity development, investigations, etc.

Fields of Expertise

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