I started as a dispatcher with the Kansas City, Missouri Police in 1990 after having worked as a Campus Police Officer and in Private Security for a large Pharmaceutical Company. I was promoted to Supervisor in 1994, and have been assigned as a watch supervisor, training supervisor, and eventually as the Operations Supervisor for the Communications Unit.
In 2007, I was promoted to Manager of Communications here at KCPD. I serve on a variety of committees at the Mid-America Regional Council, our regional intergovernmental coordinating agency. I am a certified instructor through the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications to teach the ICS based Communications Leader course, and am working on development of some supervisory and management level training courses for Public Safety Communications personnel.