Career: Bowling Green Police Department, Police Chief (Nov 2021 – Present) Ash Grove Police Department, Police Chief (2018-2021) Grain Valley Police Department (2006-2018) University of Missouri-Columbia Police Department (2001-2006)
Education: M.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Lincoln University (2014) Missouri Police Chiefs Command College, Class 3 (2013)
Military: Served for seven years with the US Air Force and Army as a Security Forces and Military Police Non-Commissioned Officer. Deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Germany. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran
Professional Experience and Training: Secretary and Treasurer of the Southwest Missouri Police Chiefs Association; School Resource Officer; Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Missouri School Resource Officers Association; D.A.R.E Officer; Law Enforcement Trainer; Field Training Officer; Crime Prevention Officer; National Institute of Crime Prevention Basic and Advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Designation; Post Advisor, Police Exploring; RADAR, Oleoresin Capsicum, Narcan, Child Safety, and Active Shooter/Intruder Instructor; Crisis Intervention or C.I.T. and Youth Crisis Intervention, Basic Narcotics Investigator Certification, Certified Human Trafficking Investigator; National Association of School Resource Officers or N.A.S.R.O. Basic, Advanced, and C.P.T.E.D. courses; University of Missouri, Missouri Police Chiefs, Missouri Southern State University, Northwestern University (Class 231) and the I.A.C.P. or International Association of Chiefs of Police Supervision Courses.
Interests: Police Exploring, American Legion, Shriners International, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
First Impact LEO Speaker, July 2019