During my 24-year Law Enforcement career, I have been a Jail Technician, Patrol Officer (since May 1997), a Reserve Police Officer, Patrol Team Supervisor, Field Training Officer, and Patrol Division Sergeant. Sheriff Bob Barowsky hired me as a sworn Sheriff's Deputy for the Payette County Sheriff’s Office in March 1999.
I currently hold both a Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement from the College of Southern Idaho and a Management Certificate through the State of Idaho (this is the second-highest attainable certificate through the Idaho POST Academy). I also have the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Patrol Certificates.
I attended the Northwestern University for Public Safety Command College. The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an intensive 5-month program that prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by uniquely combining academic principles with practical applications.
I have also attended the FBI Command Leadership Institute where they covered credibility, command discipline and liability, dealing with problem employees, and leading change within an organization.
I have redesigned and managed the field training program for new patrol deputies. I am an Internationally Accredited Crash Reconstructionist through A.C.T.A.R. I am the Emergency Service Coordinator and a Collision Reconstructionist for Payette County.
Over my career I have completed over 3,700 hours of in-service training. Of that training, over 480 hours is in management and 390 hours in emergency management.
I’ve taught 261 hours of Law Enforcement related courses to students at the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Patrol Academy and the Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC).
I am employed by the Payette County Sheriff's Office, as a Lieutenant. My current assignment as an administrator for the Dispatch Services Divisions, is to seek out and apply for available grants to improve communications and interoperability with emergency response agencies within Payette County.
In 2015 I applied for and was awarded the largest grant awarded that year, $560,000, from the Idaho Emergency Communications Network. The grant was used to install a new 911 phone system. This project created the first consolidated remote/host 911 phone system in the State of Idaho which joined two separate counties into one system. The system is designed with the ability to add additional dispatch centers to it, managing up to 90 dispatch positions at one time. The consolidation of the 911 phone system promotes interoperability between Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) adds layers of redundancy, and helps share maintenance costs of the system.
Using a free, web-based service from Telecommunication System (TCS) called Gem911 the Text-2-911 was also implemented in Payette County in 2015. Payette County Sheriff’s Office’s Dispatch Center was the 3rd dispatch in the State of Idaho to successfully implement Text-2-911. Within 3 months of its introduction the Payette County Dispatch Center received its first Text-2-911, which resulted in the apprehension of a DUI Driver. This project was completed with no expense to the taxpayers of Payette County.
I also used grant funds available from the Idaho Office of Emergency Management in 2015 to complete a project to provide secure radio communications to the High Desert Drug Task Force. This Task Force had been operating for years using limited and inadequate communications through cell phones. The addition of this project provided secure, private radio communication coverage to the task force in southern Washington County, Payette County, and Malheur County.
A candidate that believes in partnership with citizens to make our communities safer.