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Police Practices & Procedures

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I specialize in use of force, high speed pursuits, K-9 utilization, and other high liability police procedures. In the past eight years 60% of my 148 cases were for plaintiffs and 40% defendants. I currently serve as the Chief of Police for Capitol Special Police and have been in this positon since 2002. During my forty-year law enforcement career, I served as a Chief of Police in three North Carolina cities, the State's psychiatric hospital, and the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency in the National Capitol Region.

I hold several law enforcement certificates, including the Advanced Certificate from the State of North Carolina and Basic Certificates from Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. I am currently certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission as a General Law Enforcement and Firearms Instructor. I am also certified as a TASER Instructor and have been since 2005. Between 1990 and 2004 I instructed in hundreds of Basic Law Enforcement Training Academies across the State of North Carolina specializing in use of force, high risk traffic stops, physical fitness, hazardous materials and first responder courses.

I completed my Ph.D in Criminal Justice at Walden University and a master's degree at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina as well as a master’s degree at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition, I completed my bachelor's degree at Mount Olive College, Mount Olive North Carolina.