Date of Hire: Sept 4, 1986
Chief of Police (Sworn in January 2, 2015)
Assistant Chief of Operations (2010-2014)
Oversee all three precincts, the Traffic Division, the Transit Division, and the Youth Services Division, as well as the Critical Incident Commander Program, the Crowd Control Incident Commander Program and the Rapid Response Team.
Responsible for executive leadership of all operations functions within the Bureau.
Assistant Chief of Operations and Services (May 2010-August 2010)
- Fulfilled the role of both the Operations Branch and Services Branch Chief positions, as well as being responsible for the Office of Accountability and Professional Standards.
Assistant Chief of Services (November 2008-August 2010)
- Participate in all policy, business and strategic planning decisions as a member of the five-person executive team for the Police Bureau with 1,225 employees and a budget of $150 million.
- Oversaw all the major support divisions for the Police Bureau including Fiscal, Information Technologies, Personnel, Training, Records and the Strategic Services Division.
- Implemented major projects including SAP, a new force policy, and the precinct reformation (5 to 3).
- Primary responsibility for developing, submitting, and maintaining a $150 million budget.
- Bureau liaison to BOEC. Designated as an Incident Commander for the Emergency Operations Center.
- Assigned as the commanding officer responsible for overseeing the Traffic Division.
- Managed numerous special events, including presidential election year candidate and incumbent visits and motorcades.
- Rebuilt the Bureau’s reputation with the bicycling and transportation community and implemented the Bureau’s first Community Policing Transportation Agreement.
Critical Incident Commander (2006 – present)
- Supervised major tactical incidents by being the commanding officer with the responsibility and authority to be in charge of all patrol, SERT, and CNT functions during major incidents.
Crowd Control Incident Commander (2003 – 2005)
- Supervised major crowd control and crowd management events. Helped institutionalize a new approach to managing free speech events.
Lieutenant (2005 – 2008)
- Chief’s Office/Executive Officer Operations Branch Oversee precincts, Traffic, and Transit Division. Manage projects, committee work, and work daily with Chief, Assistant Chiefs, and Operations Commanders. Designated as an Operations Chief for the Police Bureau’s Emergency Operations Center.
Lieutenant (2003 – 2005)
- Central Precinct. Night and Morning Relief. Supervised 6 sergeants covering patrol, special events, PPI bicycle officers, NRT officers and precinct detectives.
Supervisory Sergeant (1998 – 2003)
- Patrol sergeant assigned to Afternoon, Evening, and Night relief. Supervised NRT.
- Uniform Patrol
- Walking Beat (1986)
- Street Crimes Unit (1988-89)
- Gang Enforcement Team (1989 – 95)
- Special Emergency Reaction Team (1991 – 98)
- Honor Guard – Rifle Detail (1988 – 1998)
- Awards Committee – (2004 – 2006)
- Chairperson / Author – Long Gun Option Study
- Glock 21 Work Group
- Program Development
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Mark Hatfield School of Government
Executive Certificate (Graduate Level Program)
Portland State University
Bachelors of Science Degree - Social Science
Mark Hatfield School of Government
Management Certificate (Undergraduate Level Program)
Portland Community College
Associate of Science Degree - Criminal Justice
George Mason University
Public Administration coursework
Oregon Department of Police Standards and Training (DPSST)
Awarded DPSST Executive, Management, Supervisory, Advanced, Intermediate, & Basic Certificates. Documented 6,500 training credit hours.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / BOARD APPOINTMENTS/
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) member
- Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) member
- National Org. of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) member
- National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) member
- Urban League of Portland member
- Habitat for Humanity Executive Board Member (NWVHFH)
- Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer (NWVHFH)
- Community and Police Relations Community (CPRC) member
- African American Advisory Council member (AAAC)
- Slavic Advisory Council member
PRIOR RELEVANT JOB EXPERIENCE
Reserve Police Officer – Fairfax County, Virginia
Reserve Deputy Sheriff –Clackamas County,Oregon
AWARDS / RECOGNITION - 11 Medals / 75 Letters of Commendation
Medal of Honor – O.P.O.A. Nominee IACP Ofc. Year 1996
Medal of Valor – 2002 Unit Commendation SE 2001
Medal of Valor – 1996 Unit Commendation GET 1995
Meritorious Service Medal /Valor – 1987 Commendation Medal - 2008
Police Star – 1996 Safe Driving Medal
Bureau Commendation Medal - 2011 Achievement Medal - 2013
Dennis Darden Excellence Award – 1997 75 Letters Commendation
Selected as torch lighter for September 11, 2002 Pioneer Square Ceremony