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DEA Special Agent Police Detective Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

DEA Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Investigations, Narco-Terrorists, Gangs, Drug Trafficking, HIDTA Task Forces, Mobile Enforcement Team, High Impact Team, Cease Fire, Neward Gang Investigations, Newark Violence Reduction Task Force, Police Officer, Detective, Deputy Director, Police Spokesman, Mayor’s Aide, Top Secret Clearance,


BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark 1997
Police Training Commission (PTC) Certification, Newark Police Academy, 2001
Basic Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy, 2005-2006

Work Experience:

November 2018 to present: Law Enforcement Expert Witness
Expert Witness in many areas of international and domestic law enforcement (state/local/county/federal) with extensive trial experience. My expertise is in the following areas;
Active Shooter Response and Training, Background Checks, Behavior Under Stress, Body Armor, Reading Body Language, Cell Phone Forensics, Counter-surveillance, Counterterrorism, Court Security, Criminology & Police Activities, Crisis Intervention, Crowd Control, Deadly Force, DEA, Drug Abuse, Drug Enforcement, Drug Identification, Drug Investigations (Domestic and International), Drug Trafficking and Smuggling (external and internal body carry, boats, submarines, planes, secreted), Electronic Surveillance (wiretaps, gps trackers, covert body wires), Emergency Management Programs, Emergency Response Planning, Evidence Recovery, Executive Protection, FBI, Federal Law Enforcement, Federal Statutes Laws & Regulations (specifically Title 21), Firearms, Firearms Training, Firearms Trafficking (Domestic and International), Firing Range Safety, Fugitive Apprehension (Domestic and International), Gangs (street gangs, Central and South American gangs, Eastern European Gangs, International Gangs and Organized Crime), Gang Intimidation and Violence, Government Top Secret Clearance, Hidden Assets Investigation, Hidden Compartments in Vehicles, Informants, Intelligence, International Investigations, International Security, Interrogations, Money Laundering (Domestic and International), Narcotics, Narco-Terrorism, Organized Crime, Patriot Act Compliance, Pepper Spray (Use/Effects/Training), Pharmaceutical Diversion, Police Defensive Tactics Instructor, Police Ethics, Police Firearms Instructor, Police Instructor, Police Job Fitness, Police Procedures, Police Recruit Selection and Training, Police Tactics, Police Use of Force, Police Use and Application of Restraints, Pursuits, Search Warrants (person, vehicle and building), Surveillance, SWAT, Special Response Team, School Security, Terrorism, Threat Investigation, Undercover Operations, Warrant Serving, Wiretapping (Domestic and International), Witness

September 2005 to November 2018: DEA Special Agent and Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Administration, NJ
Primary responsibility is to make arrests and seize assets relative to federal level drug investigations, targeting narco-terrorists, gangs and other violent drug trafficking organizations and individuals. Assist in the prosecution of those arrested individuals in an effort to obtain a federal conviction.
Member and supervisor of several multi-level law enforcement task forces that targeted violent drug/gang organizations (HIDTA Task Forces, Mobile Enforcement Team, High Impact Team, Cease Fire, Newark Gang Investigations, and the Newark Violence Reduction Task Force). These task forces made large impacts into the violence in the targeted areas where they were deployed saving lives.
Special Agent and Acting Group Supervisor – Asset Removal Group – in charge of overseeing the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of all criminal assets in the NJ Division of the DEA
Member and supervisor of the DEA, NJ Division Special Response Team (SRT), firearms instructor, tactical/raids instructor, member of the trauma team.
Class counselor and instructor for Basic Agent Class 201 at the DEA Academy in Quantico, VA.
DEA designee and team leader for Special Agent personnel to provide law enforcement assistance during a domestic national disaster (pursuant to Emergency Support Function – 13 of the National Response Framework)
Awarded 12 times for outstanding performance and for leading significant investigations, received the US Attorney District of New Jersey Award for outstanding investigation (first DEA Agent to receive this award), and two commendations from the NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association for heading extremely impactful investigations against violent organizations .

August 2001 to September 2005: Police Officer / Detective, Newark Police Department, Newark, NJ
Newark Police Academy (August 2001 to December 2001)
Academy Platoon Leader responsible for 60 recruits. Received the Instructors Award
Patrol Division – East District (December 2001 to March 2004)
Uniformed patrol, uniformed crime suppression and plain clothes street crimes / anti-crime
Captain of the Newark team that participated on the NBC Today Show’s “America’s Bravest and Finest” national competition – National Semi-Finalist
Neighborhood Enforcement Stabilization Task Force (March 2004 to APRIL 2004)
Targeted the most violent, crime ridden areas in the City of Newark
Criminal Investigations Bureau (April 2004 to September 2005)
Promoted to Detective and assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration
Received the following awards: Approximately 50 Command Citations for excellent police work, Commendation from the Chief of Police for Professionalism, FOP Honor Award for outstanding police work, Several Departmental Awards for excellent police duty, and a Newark Municipal Resolution/Commendation for Heroism

January 2000 to August 2001: Deputy Director/Deputy Coordinator OEM/P.I.O, Newark Fire Department
Represent the Newark Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management to the news media, federal/state/county/municipal agencies, private and public organizations
Coordinate and supervise multi-agency response to all major life and health threatening incidents
Member of the Metropolitan Medical Response Committee – developed medical response plans to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist attacks, determine possible targets of attack and create proactive measures to limit loss of life
Received Counter-Terrorism Education from the National Sheriff’s Association (Managing WMD Incidents, An Executive Level Program for Sheriffs
Completed Incident Command 300 (highest level of incident command) – managing the response to major events such as terrorist Incidents, WMD incidents and natural disasters

July 1998 to January 2000: Assistant Deputy Director/Administrative Officer/Police Spokesman, Newark Police Department
Represent the Newark Police Department to the news media, federal/state/county/municipal agencies, private and public organizations
Assist in the creation and supervision of community orientated crime prevention programs within the NPD Department of Community Affairs
Assisted in the creation, instituting and restructuring of the following programs; Newark Police-Clergy Alliance, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program and the Police Explorers Program
Assisted in the restructuring and reorganization of the Department of Public Relations and Community Affairs (Assistant Deputy Director of the Department)
Represent the Police Director’s Office at the Criminal Investigation Division meetings, Command Status Conferences, Crime Reduction Task Force Meetings and Y2K Meetings
Handle critical and confidential special assignments from the Police Director
Member/Leader of the Emergency Response Committee – developed disaster plans and proactive measures to ensure that the City of Newark is prepared for any catastrophe
Trained by the Department of Defense for Domestic Preparedness for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Terrorist Attacks (Awareness, Operations and Incident Command)
Received the Appreciation Award from the Criminal Investigations Division for outstanding work at a homicide scene

May 1997 to July 1998: Mayor’s Aide, Mayor’s Office, City of Newark
Liaison between the Mayor, the public and various governmental agencies
Oversea and Newark Police and Fire Departments on behalf of the Mayor
Resolve any significant issues or problems brought to the Mayor’s attention
Assist the Mayor in the formulation of effective policies and procedures in regards to the operation of municipal government

Supplementary Information:

Hold a Top Secret Clearance
Trained by the Spartan Group in Dignitary Protection
Volunteer for several charity organizations