I started my law enforcement career in August of 1979 as a military policeman in the U.S. Army. I spent almost 12 years enforcing laws in three states and two foreign countries. I left law enforcement for a short period after leaving the army. I returned to law enforcement in October of 1994 working for the Roswell, New Mexico, Police Department until March of 1997 when I was hired by Norman, Oklahoma, Police Department. During my tenure with Norman PD I have received training in Crime Scene Investigation, Crime Scene Processing, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Death Scene Investigation, Evidence Based Domestic Violence, Evidence Based Sexual Assault, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Domestic Violence Instructor certification, Drug Recognition Expert (Instructor Certified) and Interview and Interrogation (Reid).
I have performed duties as a patrol officer, K9 officer (military), Crime Scene Investigator and Detective. My current assignment is general investigations with a concentration in Intimate Partner Violence, stalking and protective order violation. I have completed the Advanced Strangulation Training and introduction to Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing (FETI). I have been requested as a presenter for domestic violence topics by the Office of the Attorney General of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma District Attorney's Council, the Native Alliance Against Violence, the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy, the Norman Police Academy and numerous smaller agencies (including tribal organizations) in the State of Oklahoma. I have also been requested to present at the Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference and the Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas.
In my spare time I am a volunteer and I am a former member of the Board of Directors for the Women's Resource Center in Norman, Oklahoma. I am also a member of the Cleveland County Domestic Task Force, Cleveland County Coordinated Community Response Team and High Risk Team. I am also affiliated with the Sex Assault Response Team and the Multi Discipline Team.
At the 2018 Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference I was honored to receive the Governor's Distinguished Service Award For Excellence in Service to Victims and Survivors of Violence Against Women presented by Melissa Blanton, Chief of Victim Services for the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General.