Professional Experience

CITY OF COVINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Captain – Criminal Investigative Division – 2014-Present

  • Direct sworn police personnel in daily investigative activities
  • Supervise and staff the Criminal Investigative Unit
  • Initiate and manage criminal investigations
  • Review investigative reports prepared by subordinates
  • Manage the schedule and coordination of all work assignments
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the division budget

Captain – Support Services/Community Outreach Division – 2011-2014

  • Manages department’s budget
  • Responsible for the performance of management personnel assigned to the Support Services Division
  • Made daily assignments as required by the needs of the service
  • Managed departmental accreditation process
  • Coordinated department’s community relations efforts
  • Served as the department’s Public Information Officer

Captain – Patrol Division – 2007-2011

  • Made daily assignments as required by the needs of the service
  • Responsible for the performance of management personnel assigned to the Patrol Division
  • Conducted periodic performance evaluations of Patrol Division management staff
  • Prepared a variety of reports and records

Lieutenant – Patrol Division – 2005-2007

  • Directed sworn police personnel in daily law enforcement activities
  • Responsible for managing and staffing A-Team patrol team
  • Conducted performance appraisals of all employees
  • Accumulated and analyzed crime data for strategic planning sessions

Lieutenant – Community Outreach Division – 1994-2005

  • Supervised officers from two law enforcement agencies (City of Covington & Newton County)
  • Assisted in the preparation and administration of the $250,000 division budget
  • Developed and implemented community policing projects
  • Managed Victims/Witness program
  • Managed and instructed Newton County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program
  • Served as the Covington Police Department Liaison for various community boards, events, and activities
  • Recruited financial sponsors, volunteers, and participants for various fundraising projects
  • Supervised the scheduling and coordination of all work assignments

 Lieutenant – East Metro Drug Enforcement Team – 1992-1995

  • Managed cases against local drug offenders and prepared cases for court
  • Worked in an undercover capacity
  • Managed evidence and funds used in undercover operations

Lieutenant – Criminal Investigative Division – 1989-1992

  • Directed sworn police personnel in daily investigative activities
  • Supervised and staffed the Criminal Investigative Unit
  • Reviewed investigative reports prepared by subordinates
  • Supervised the scheduling and coordination of all work assignments
  • Assisted in the preparation and administration of the division budget

Sergeant – D.U.I. Task Force – 1989

  • Managed department’s grant-funded D.U.I task force
  • Focused patrol search for D.U.I. offenders
  • Prepared statistical data for state reports

Patrol Officer – 1987-1989

  • Performed security patrols, traffic control, investigations, first aid and arrest of persons involved in crime or misconduct
  • Patrolled city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the laws of Georgia
  • Prepared a variety of police related reports

Dispatcher – Covington Police Department – 1986-1987

  • Dispatched calls for service

Dispatcher/Clerk  – Walton County Sheriff’s Department – 1985-1986

  • Dispatched calls for service
  • Conducted a variety of clerical tasks for the Sheriff