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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,

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NEW JERSEY

Education:

  • BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, 1997
  • Police Training Commission (PTC) Certification, Newark Police Academy, 2001
  • Basic Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy, 2005-2006

Work Experience:

September 2005 to present: DEA Special Agent and Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey

  • 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.
  • SA/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)
  • Received several awards for outstanding performance and investigations, and the US Attorney District of New Jersey Award for outstanding investigation.

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
  • 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

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

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

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