Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Law Enforcement Pursuit Driving, Law Enforcement, Use of Force, Pursuit Driving, Taser, Baton Pepper Spray, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Law Enforcement Policy Procedures, jail operations, peace officer standards, internal investigations, police liability issues, arrest techniques, lethal force, excessive force by police, defensive aerosol weapons, ground control techniques, sidehandle baton, mace,
Expert Witness No.2813
2007 – Present, Undersheriff
A county Sheriff’s Department located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Responsible for the operation of the four Bureaus (Jail, Operations, Support Services and Communications). The department consists of 275 full-time employees with a budget in excess of $17 million and covers a county of over 140,000 people and 1,310 square miles. In addition, the county attracts a significant number of people for the various recreational opportunities.
2006 – Present, Part-Time Instructor – Law Enforcement Program
A college located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2005 – Present, Law Enforcement Liability Seminars – Travelers
Nationwide seminars for law enforcement agencies on law enforcement liability.
1999 – Present, Private Consulting Company
List of clients available upon request
1993 – 2006, Instructor/Coordinator – Law Enforcement Program
North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Responsible for presentation of nine-month Law Enforcement Program utilizing forty part-time instructors. The program is Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified for Basic Training. Students receive all the training required in a basic academy, as well as participate as a uniformed, armed, intern with a law enforcement agency.
2002 – Member: North Idaho College Critical Incident Stress Management Committee.
1996 – Present, Expert Witness in law enforcement issues, including use of force (Federal and Idaho State Court recognized)
Spokane, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Atchison, Wichita & Topeka KS; Coeur d’Alene, Law Firms
1989 – 1993, Chief of Police
Lincolnwood Police Department Lincolnwood, Illinois
Responsible for total police operations in a multi-ethnic suburb of Chicago; department operation consists of forty-six total personnel, including joint dispatching for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service. The Village is bordered on three sides by Chicago and experiences a disproportionate amount of criminal, traffic and calls for service activity to population due to location, socio-economic standing and business/commercial base.
1986 – 1989, Deputy Chief of Police – Support Services Division
Lincolnwood Police Department Lincolnwood, Illinois
Responsible for Detective Unit, fiscal management, training, records, property control, internal investigations, the Emergency Services Team and various other personnel and administrative tasks.
1986, Acting Support Services Division Commander
Wheeling Police Department Wheeling, Illinois
Responsible for Communications and Records Sections, Community Service Officers, training, property control and various other administrative tasks.
1984, Communications/Records Section Supervisor – Support Services Division
1983, Administrative Services
1979, Shift Commander – Field Division
1978, Assistant Shift Commander – Field Division
1975, Police Counselor/Wheeling High School – Youth Officer – Investigation Division
1973, Elementary School District #21 – Liaison Officer/Youth Officer – Investigations Div.
1971, Police Officer – Field Division
1984 – Master of Arts – Administration of Justice
1974 – Master of Business Administration
Loyola (Chicago) University
1968 – Bachelors of Science – Business Administration
Bowling Green State University
Taser Instructor Course/Recertification Course, 1997 & 2005
The Investigation of Lethal Force Encounters – Force Science Research Center, Street Survival – Calibre Press, 2003
Taser Instructor Course, 2003
Arrest Techniques, 2003
Investigation of Incidents of Excessive/Deadly Force by Police – IACP – 2002
Ground Control Techniques – 2002
Defensive Aerosol Weapons – Instructor Course, 2001
Range 2000 Force – Control Training Simulator – Instructor Course, 2001
Skidcar System – Instructor Course, 2001
Defensive Aerosol Weapons – User Certification, 2001
ASP & Sidehandle Baton – User Certification, 2000, 1989-1992
International Association of Chiefs of Police – Annual Conference, 2000
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force – Regional Conference, 1997 & 1999
Idaho Criminal Justice Conference – Annual Training Conference, 1998
Hate Crime Train-the-Trainer Conference – U.S. Department of Justice, 1996 & 1998
Idaho Peace Officers Association – Annual Training Seminar, 1996
Domestic Violence – Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office, 1996
Integrity Leadership – National Institute of Ethics, 1993
Idaho Narcotics Officers Association – Training Seminar, 1987 – 1993
Futures Conference – Office of International Criminal JusticeUniversity of Illinois At Chicago
1988 – 1991
Executive Institute for Suburban Police Chiefs – Northwestern University – Center For Public Safety
1983 – 1990
Graduate Retraining Seminars – Northwestern University – Center For Public Safety
1982 – 1983
Police Administration Training Program – Northwestern University – Center for Public Safety – Management Major – Nine Month Course (Certificate)1982
Emergency Services Teams 1971 – Present
Various Training Schools
Idaho POST; Foley Institute – Washington State University; Northwestern University – Center for Public Safety; Northwest Police Academy; North East Multi-Regional Training; Americans for Effective Law Enforcement; Police Training Institute (University of Illinois); Illinois State Police; Institute for Criminal Justice (Chicago Kent College of Law); Lake County Juvenile Officers’ Association; International Juvenile Officers’ Association; and Chicago Police Academy (Extension Section).
Author – Available upon Request
March-April, 2008 – Rocky Mountain Information Network Bulletin
2008 – Idaho Criminal Justice Forum – Member
Criminal Justice professionals from various agencies to collect, discuss, and recommend actions and solutions to current issues having impact across the statewide criminal justice community.
2007 – Boss of the Year – Nominee
International Association of Administrative Professionals – Coeur d’Alene Chapter
2005 – 2007 – Member – Kootenai County Jail Ad Hoc Committee
2005 – Author – Available upon Request
September, 2005 – The Police Chief
2004 – 2006 – Instructor – Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy
1995 – 2007 – Presenter – "Workplace Safety" and "Personal Safety"
North Idaho College and various organizations
1994 – 2007 – Oral Board Member
Captain and other positions – Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department and Coeur d’Alene (ID) Police Department
2001 – Present
Instructor – "Introduction to Modern Law Enforcement" and "Ethics, Public Relations & Role in the Community" North Idaho Reserve Academy (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
2004 – Member – Ethics Curriculum Revision Committee Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council
2004 – Member – Financial Crimes Curriculum Revision Committee Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council
2004 – Presenter – "Workplace Violence", CD Training The Backup Corp. for Pearson/Prentice Hall – Distributed nationwide for businesses.
1997 & 2004 – Member – Patrol Procedures Curriculum Revision Committee Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council
1996 – 2002 – Use of Force Review Board, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department (Idaho)
1998 – 2001 – Member – Kootenai County Criminal Justice Citizen’s Advisory Committee
1990 – 1993 – Executive Board Member – North Suburban Chief’s of Police
Comprised of over fifty suburban Chiefs of Police.
1992 & 1993 – Treasurer – Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
A mutual aid system, including Emergency Services Teams, between forty-five suburban law enforcement agencies.
1992 & 1993 – Member – Foundation Committee, Northwest Police Academy
1990 – 1992 Secretary – Northern Illinois Police Alarm System
1992 President – Northwest Police Academy
A consortium of over forty suburban law enforcement agencies to provide in-service and specialized training programs.
1991 – Vice President – Northwest Police Academy
1991 – Best Dressed Police Department Award
The Department received a Certificate of Achievement for "Outstanding Achievement" in the 1991 Best Dressed Police Department Program sponsored by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturer’s and Distributors.
1991 – National Police Administration (Republic of China) – Exchange Program
Northwest Police Academy
Selected as one of four suburban Chicago officers to participate in a nine-day exchange program with the National Police Administration (ROC).
1989 – British Police Exchange Program
Police Training Institute (University of Illinois) Alumni Association
Selected as one of six officers from Illinois to participate in a two-week exchange program with the Norfolk (England) Constabulary.
1978 – 1986 – Member, Board of Directors – Omni House: Youth Services Bureau
1982 – Author – "The Deceptive Economics of Downsizing Squads"
1979 & 1980 – Instructor at Harper College – Area Cooperative Program
June, 1980 – Illinois Police Association Official Journal
Summer, 1980 – Illinois Police Officer
1976 – 1979 – Vice President – North Suburban Juvenile Officers Association
1976 – Outstanding Service Award – Post 1968 American Legion (Wheeling, IL)
1975 – Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer Award – Wheeling (IL) Jaycees