Acting Police Chief, Professional Trainer and Successful Grant Writer, with a diversified track record of developing strategies that enhance the efficient and effective delivery of police service. Experience in hiring excellent personnel and providing appropriate instruction and development for ensuring their success. Inspire and support others to work at peak productivity. Instill in subordinates a clear sense of responsibility to achieve on-target performance.
Key member of law enforcement management team with more than ••••• years of professional law enforcement experience managing specific program activities that promote utilization of federal, state and municipal law enforcement resources toward achieving new program objectives.
As principal grant writer for the Hoboken Police Department, wrote and received over $••••• million in federal, state and local grants, including contracts and partnerships with: the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Grant Writing•••••Personnel & Project Management
Decision-Making & Problem Solving•••••Budget Development & Administration
Policy and Procedure Development •••••Community Relations/Outreach
Crisis & Emergency Management•••••Staff Training & Development
Planning & Organizational Management
Hoboken Police Department, Hoboken, New Jersey (April 6, ••••• to June •••••, •••••)
ACTING CHIEF OF POLICE (April ••••• to June •••••)
Manage the complete day to day operation of the department. Effectively and efficiently lead the department in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting. Provide the appropriate leadership to facilitate positive organizational change within the department.
CAPTAIN OF POLICE (December ••••• to April •••••)
LIEUTENANT OF POLICE (September ••••• to December •••••)
Training, Planning & Operations Bureau (••••• to •••••)
Directed the development and implementation of new initiatives, policies and procedures that ensured the efficient operation of a •••••person police department. Fostered changes in criminal law, motor vehicle law and N.J. State Attorney General Guidelines, as directed by the N.J. State Attorney General and the Hudson County Prosecutors Office. Program management responsibilities included establishing and maintaining communication with law enforcement agencies from federal, state and local organizations, advancing new training and law enforcement policies and procedures.
Lead the planning, development and improvement of department policies and procedures for law enforcement operations, grants and program development, and inter-agency cooperative programs. Developed, implemented and managed over $••••• million in federal, state and local grants.
Attended meetings with local police departments, New Jersey State Police, F.B.I., and the Port Authority Police Department. Ensured Intelligence Bulletins from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice ATF, New Jersey Office of Counter Terrorism and the United States Department of Homeland Security were disseminated and utilized department-wide. These bulletins described in detail the latest threats posed by international and domestic terrorism as well as a variety of threats faced by law enforcement agencies.
Interacted daily with and gave direction to police executives, mid-level managers, first line supervisors, line and staff personnel, and other private and government agencies regarding the overall operation of the police department.
Designed and implemented law enforcement training programs. Oversaw the operation of the departments in-service training program. Established goals, procedures, responsibilities and accountability for all training provided to personnel of the department.
Identified and facilitated the resolution of interagency law enforcement problems through researching grant programs and partnerships. Wrote grant proposals that demonstrated potential for successful program implementation due to a successful track record of accountability and law enforcement operations management. Prepared and managed numerous budgets for federal and state programs and initiatives.
Successfully implemented a $1 million surveillance and technology system to improve physical security vulnerabilities. Planned and implemented improved physical security systems for the community.
Oversaw the departments physical fitness program where once a year police personnel were given a physical fitness test that consisted of timed running and exercises.
Managed all medical responsibilities, including sick or injured in the line of duty, and workers compensation. Interacted with medical offices, insurance carriers, etc.
Directed all department purchases and procurements. Met regularly with Finance to ensure that all local, state and federal laws were followed when making purchases for the police department. Ensured our department complied with all requirements as set forth by the city purchasing officer.
Managed the departments Law Enforcement Trust Fund, which is funded by asset forfeitures and money, confiscated from drug arrests. Interacted regularly with the Hudson County Prosecutors Office and the New Jersey State Attorney Generals Office.
Managed the Investigative Disbursement Fund, which contained all buy money for the anti-vice squad involved in undercover operations.
SERGEANT OF POLICE (November ••••• to September •••••)
Community Services Bureau (January ••••• to April •••••)
Supervised the daily operation of all community policing activities including organizing neighborhood block watch groups throughout the city.
Managed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (DARE). The DARE program is taught to all 5th and 6th graders throughout the city.
Supervised all Crime Prevention Programs including: child safety/danger stranger, adult personal safety, performing security evaluation/surveys for homes and businesses, target hardening tips and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
Managed the Hoboken Police Youth Police Academy. Every summer fifty children from the city participated in this program which included educational, informative and fun filled activities. This program mirrors an actual police academy.
Uniform Patrol Bureau (April ••••• to January •••••)
Included foot patrol from ••••• to ••••• and motorized radio car patrol from ••••• to ••••• Promoted to Sergeant and was patrol supervisor from ••••• to •••••
Wrote a grant in ••••• for $•••••,••••• that provided computer and surveillance equipment for the Board of Education. Every school in Hoboken received a highly integrated security system.
Developed and implemented an in-service training program in compliance with the federal governments mission on national preparedness. This NIMS training, (National Incident Management System), started in ••••• is ongoing.
Researched, developed and supervised the expansion, re-design and implementation of a Communications Room for police headquarters in ••••• The new room was double the size and gave the department the intra-agency operability, including I-TAC capabilities, which allowed the department to talk to any first responders in an emergency nationwide. This became a post ••••• mandate among law enforcement agencies. All funding for this project was provided through grants at no cost to the city.
Wrote a COPS Universal Hiring Grant in the amount of $4,•••••,••••• that enabled the City of Hoboken to hire ••••• police officers over an eight-year period.
Participated in the creation of a Collaboration Toolkit for the U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Office, as one of four external reviewers in the United States. This toolkit is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the country that are grant recipients.
Wrote a grant for $1,•••••,••••• to hire nine police officers to work in schools in ••••• Developed a program that created a School Safety Bureau, including a School Resource Officer Program that greatly enhanced the security in and around schools in the City of Hoboken.
Created the first Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) in Hudson County, run and operated by members of the Hoboken Police Department and volunteers from the community. In ••••• the New Jersey State Attorney General mandated that all police agencies form a DVRT.
Wrote, implemented and managed a School Based Partnership Grant for $•••••,••••• in ••••• The purpose of this grant was to conduct a problem solving partnership study on the issue of disorderly conduct and violence in the school. The grant examined case histories and patterns exhibited among problem students. The partnership included police, teachers, school administrators, students and parents.
Wrote several problem-solving grants including one in ••••• for $•••••,••••• to look into the sharp rise in auto theft and auto vandalism. The programs purpose was to expand the analytical skills and data collection within the department and to enable identification of patterns and trends relating to auto theft. It allowed the department to teach crime analysis to officers and to train police in problem solving strategies that included forming partnerships with the community.
Wrote the departments first Police/Community Partnership Grant in the amount of $•••••,••••• in ••••• which was so successful, I was awarded a continuation grant which was written in ••••• for an additional $•••••,••••• The grant consisted of four components: a Safe-Haven Program, a Violent Offender Removal Program (VORP), a Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and a Community Policing Program.
Masters Degree in Human Resources Training & Development
Seton Hall University, West Orange, NJ •••••
Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ •••••
Certified Crime and Loss Prevention Analyst, Level II, National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, April •••••, •••••
Certified Instructor, Division of Criminal Justice, Police Training Commission, January •••••, •••••
Certified D.A.R.E. Instructor (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). September •••••, •••••
Crime Prevention, N.J. Division of Criminal Justice, December 3, •••••
Incident Command System Level •••••, Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., September 4, 5, •••••
Port Awareness and Response Course, Maritime Domain Awareness, Port of N.Y. & N.J., United States Customs, F.B.I., January •••••, •••••
Police Training & Recruiting Workshop, N.J. State Police Training Academy, November 3, •••••
Homeland Security Summit, National Incident Management System (NIMS), The Performance Institute, Washington, DC, June •••••, •••••
Private Financing for Police Departments: Foundations & Grants, Law Enforcement Intelligence Report (Henry M. Quinlan), November •••••, •••••
Law Enforcement Technology Training Conference, U.S. Department of Justice, Atlanta, Georgia, October •••••, •••••
Security in the Community, Law Enforcement Training Associates, (L.E.T.A.) Bergen County Police Academy, October •••••, •••••
Grant Workshop for Law Enforcement, Richard J. Condon & Associates, Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, March •••••, •••••
Police Dynamics, Law Enforcement Training Associates, (L.E.T.A.) November •••••, •••••
First Responder Domestic Preparedness Operations, N.J. State Police, November •••••, •••••
Community Policing, Problem Solving Strategies, Bergen County Police Academy, December 5, •••••
Cell Block Management, Suicide Awareness, N.J. State Department of Corrections, April •••••, •••••
Domestic Violence Strategies Workshop & Training Conference, U.S. Department of Justice, June •••••, •••••
Advanced Domestic Violence Investigation and Prosecution, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, December •••••, •••••
Technical Assistance/Problem Solving Training Workshop, U.S. Department of Justice, Nashville, Tennessee, June •••••, •••••
Budget Preparation for the Law Enforcement Executive, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, March •••••, •••••
Harvard Graphics, John H. Stamler Police Academy, May •••••, •••••
Police Supervision Course, N.J. State Police Academy, October •••••, •••••
Ethical Management in the Public Sector, Bergen County Police Academy, June •••••, •••••
Management Techniques for Law Enforcement Supervisory Personnel, Bergen County Police Academy, June •••••, •••••
Sexual Harassment in the Law Enforcement Workplace, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, May •••••, •••••
Word Perfect for Management Reporting, Bergen County Police Academy, May •••••, •••••
Microsoft Windows Fundamentals/Intermediate, Bergen County Police Academy, May •••••, •••••
Domestic Violence Training for Law Enforcement Executives, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, May 8, •••••
Training Management in the Law Enforcement Agency Workshop, Division of Criminal Justice, April •••••, •••••
Bias Crime and Cultural Awareness, John H. Stamler Police Academy, April 3, •••••
Executive Management Seminar, Bergen County Police Academy, February 7, •••••
Methods of Instruction, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, January •••••, •••••
Advance Crime and Loss Prevention Level II, National Crime Prevention Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky, April •••••, •••••
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Middle/Junior High School Curriculum, September •••••, •••••
Police Supervision and Management, Knight Management Corporation, May •••••, •••••
Community Strategies to Prevent Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Justice, June •••••, •••••
Basic Course for Crime Prevention, Division of Criminal Justice Academy, November ••••• - December 3, •••••
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Basic Course, N.J. State Police, May •••••
Tactical Enforcement Driving, Hoboken Police Department, April •••••, •••••
Breathalyzer Course, N.J. State Police Academy, November •••••, •••••