Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Doctor of Business (in progress), Homeland Security specialty, Northcentral University, AZ, expected 2013
  • Master of Arts, Applied Communication, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with Distinction), University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Psychology minor, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, 1972

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Denver, CO:
    • Lead Faculty for Criminology online courses, August 2012-present
    • Assistant Professor, Criminology, 2009-present
    • Lead Faculty in Criminology, Sociology and Psychology, 2007-2010
    • Affiliate Faculty, areas of discipline include Communication, Sociology, Psychology, Homeland Security and Criminology, 2006-2009
  • Denver Police Department, Denver, CO:
    • District Five Substation Lieutenant/Shift Commander, 2000-present
    • Internal Affairs Bureau Lieutenant, 1998-2000
    • District Three Lieutenant, 1992-1998
    • District One Substation Lieutenant, 1992
    • District Two Substation Sergeant, 1987-1992
    • District Four Substation Sergeant, 1986-1987
    • District Two Substation Sergeant, 1981-1986
    • District Three Substation Patrolman, 1974-1981
    • Recruit: Denver Police Training Academy, voted Class Valedictorian and was a finalist for Outstanding Recruit, 1973-1974
  • Del Farm Foods, Assistant Produce Manager, Denver, CO, 1970-1973
  • United States Army, Republic of Vietnam, Sergeant E-5, 1968-1970
  • Miller's Super Markets, Assistant Produce Manager, Denver, CO, 1962-1970

Research & Scholarship

Presentations

  • Harvard Law School – Boston, Massachusetts, April 19, 2007. Presentation on phony crime statistics to an international audience.
  • Canadian Police Association - Quebec City, Ontario, Canada, August 25, 2007. Presentation on phony crime statistics to an international audience.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Regis University, 2007
  • Police Merit Award, Denver Police Department, Denver, CO, 2004
  • 15 Gold Medals, International Police Olympics, 1976-2006. First place in twelve consecutive (held every two years) International Police Olympic powerlifting meets to include 15 gold medals.  Record holder in the Natural Athlete Strength Association (NASA) for Colorado.  Four state records and one national record.
  • Who's Who in America, the Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, Denver, CO, 2001-2002
  • Optimist International Law Enforcement Award, Montbello Optimist Club, Denver, CO, 2000-2002
  • Commendation, Summit of Eight, Denver, Colorado, 1997 
  • Commendation, Pope’s Visit, Denver, CO, 1993
  • Police Merit Award, Denver Police Department, Denver, CO, 1987
  • Community Service Award, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Denver, CO, 1977
  • Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam, 1968-1969
  • Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam, 1968-1969

Community Involvement & Service

  • Denver Police Brotherhood, Board Member
  • Taught in local high schools as an instructor for Project Prince.  This was a program that allowed police officers to teach civics classes several times a week using their own curriculum.