I specialize in the use of force, high-speed pursuits, K-9 utilization, and other high-liability police procedures. In the past nine years, I have been retained and completed over 170 cases. My percentage is currently 80% Plaintiff and 20% Defendant.
I currently serve as the Chief of Police for Capitol Special Police and have been in this position since 2002. During my forty-year law enforcement career, I served as a Chief of Police in three North Carolina cities, the State's psychiatric hospital, and the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency in the National Capitol Region.
I hold several law enforcement certificates, including the Advanced Certificate from the State of North Carolina and Basic Certificates from Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. I am currently certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission as a General Law Enforcement and a specialized Firearms Instructor. I am also certified as a TASER Instructor and have been since 2005. Between 1990 and 2004, I instructed in hundreds of Basic Law Enforcement Training Academies across the State of North Carolina, specializing in use of force, high-risk traffic stops, physical fitness, hazardous materials, and first responder courses.
I completed my Ph.D. and Master's degree in Criminal Justice at Walden University and a master's degree in Occupational Safety at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, as well as a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Mount Olive, Mount Olive, North Carolina.