Over thirty three years of Law enforcement experience. Including work as a special investigator for the District Attorney's Office and the Coos County Sheriff's Office.
: United States Army, Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. College of the Siskiyous. Southwestern Oregon Community College. Drug Enforcement Administration –Task Force Commander Training. DEA Clandestine Laboratory Investigation School. Over 2100 hours of documented law enforcement training.
Law Enforcement Experience:
Three years as Deputy Constable and Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Siskiyou County, California. Thirty years with Coos County Sheriff’s Office including thirteen years as the Detective Sergeant/Commander of the Investigation Section, three years as the Administrative Sergeant, twenty one years as a member (including four years as the Commander) of the Emergency Rescue Team (SWAT), ten years as the field Training Supervisor of the Criminal Division, fourteen years as Coordinator for Contractual Services with DEA/US /BLM eradication programs, Contract Manager for the BLM and Forest Service Patrol agreements (forest and dunes patrols), K9 Narcotics Detection Specialist and Instructor, law enforcement firearms training Range Master, and three years as the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Task Force Commander (SCINT).
Married for over 39 years to wife
Christine, with three grown and married children, and ten grand children.
I am especially troubled by the disconnect between law enforcement and the community. The result of this disconnect is that the majority of citizens do not realize that those who stand between them, and the predators in our society do so at considerable personal sacrifice. Because of the critically important nature of this responsibility, there can be no room for anything but the highest level of professionalism and dedication. My first priority is to provide the leadership, training, and support which is an absolute prerequisite to the level of effectiveness professional law enforcement requires.
Present staffing levels mandate efficient and effective use of all available personnel through improved training and reorganization. Closer working relationships with the Sheriff's Posse, Search and Rescue and other supporting organizations are also a priority. Community input will be solicited and encouraged along with mutual assistance with other agencies.
We, as a community, need to look to our future. We need to develop services that we can provide aimed at redirecting juvenile offenders, thereby promoting a healthy and happy community. In short, we need to find positive and creative ways of dealing with our current problems (i.e. juvenile crime, budget shortfalls, staffing shortages, etc.) directing our efforts to meeting Coos County’s needs now and in the future.