Serve as the Communications Supervisor for the Biloxi Police Department (911 Center) in Mississippi. I began my career with the department in 1985 as a Dispatcher, and have served as the Department's Communications Supervisor and TAC (Terminal Agency Coordinator) since 1991.
I have served as a volunteer for the local community fire service for several years. I served as a board member for the Fort Bayou Volunteer Fire Department and later as a Lieutenant for the West Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department where I was also an active board member.
I am a active member of APCO International and have participated as a chapter member since 1991. I currently hold the position of President for the Mississippi chapter and was the Secretary-Treasurer for several years.
I have served during several Hurricanes during my career, but the out lash of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, was by far the worst. Most of the southern gulf cost was destroyed during her landfall.
I began my career in emergency services as a volunteer in 1981. I have held the rank of Lieutenant in the volunteer fire service. Below is just a highlight of some of the training I have obtained over the past years; First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Dispatch, Communications Training Officer, NCIC, Instructor (police academy), Instructor (fire academy), Fire suppression, HazMat, Repelling, Defensive Driving, Truck Operations, Air Bank and Critical Stress Debriefing.
Certified Instructor for APCO, NECI and BETST (Mississippi Board of Emergency Standards and Training).
Completed my RPL "Registered Public-Safety Leader" in June of 2015, and my CPE "Certified Public-Safety Executive" in January of 2017.