2009 New York State Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Instructor
2006 Federal Bureau of Investigation Instructor
2003 Police Supervision Certification
1998 Federal Criminal Investigator Certification
1993 New York State Full Time Police Officer Certification
PROFESSIONAL EXPERENCE TEACHING/INSTRUCTING
- FBI and New York State Counterterrorism Instructor – Responsible for training federal and state law enforcement officers in all aspects of counterterrorism investigations.
- Experienced college level lecturer with an expertise in Sunni Islamic terrorist groups,
counterterrorism trends, Arab culture, Islam and militant Islam
- Developed and currently instruct a twenty-four hour counterterrorism and contemporary issue school offered for college credit hours at the Monroe County Public safety Training Center
Reaching At-Risk Populations: Countering the Threat of Homegrown Violent Extremism Security Journal, Palgrave Journals- Manuscript (in process)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ LAW ENFORCEMENT
1999-Present Town of Greece Police Department, Rochester, New York
Counterterrorism Investigator (2001-present)
Assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force – Responsibilities include conducting high level national security investigations, intelligence analysis, research, community
liaison. Currently possess a Top Secret security clearance with a single scope counterintelligence polygraph.
1998 to 1999 United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, Miami, Florida
Special Agent, Criminal Investigative Division.
Completed Criminal Investigator Training Program; Special Agent assigned to work complex federal money laundering and narcotics investigations.
1993 to 1998 Town of Brighton Police Department, Rochester, New York
Police Officer/Narcotics Investigator.
Experienced in all aspects of police work and street level patrol. Expertise in criminal investigations and interview and interrogations.
Narcotics investigator assigned to the Multi Agency Drug Task Force- Conducted major narcotics investigations. Obtained a proficiency in search warrant drafting, covert surveillance and use of informants.
1991 to 1993 Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Rochester, New York
Intake of prisoners and general housing duties.
- 2010 Excellence in Police Service
- 2009 St John Fisher College Summa Cum Laude Graduate
- 2009 FBI Certificate of Recognition Counterterrorism Instructor
- 2008 FBI Certificate of Recognition Major Counterterrorism Investigation
- 2002 Monroe County Crime Victims Council Victim Advocate award
- 1995 Excellence in Police Service
- 1990 Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
Presentations National Conferences
2008 Western NY Terrorism Trends. Operational Presentation at National Counterterrorism Center, Mclean, Virginia
2006 Western NY Terrorism Trends. Operational Presentation at National Counterterrorism Center, Mclean, Virginia
State and Regional Conferences
2012 Terrorism: Law Enforcement Awareness. Central New York NYSP Counter Terrorism Zone Regional Conference, Syracuse, New York
2012 Terrorism: International and Domestic. Great Lakes Leadership Seminar, Niagara Falls, New York
2011 Terrorism Threat: Law Enforcement Response. Sole Instructor Monroe County Public Safety Training Center, Rochester, New York
2010 Imperialism, World Conflict and the Remilitarization of Jihad. Sole Presenter Monroe County Public Safety Training Center, Rochester, New York
2007 Terrorist Ideologies: Understanding the True Enemy. Presenter RIT Campus Security Seminar, Rochester, New York.
2007 Understanding Radicalization in the West. Western
New York NYSP Counter Terrorism Zone Regional Conference, Mt Morris, New York
2006 Terrorist Ideologies: Understanding the True Enemy. Presenter St. John Fisher Campus Security Seminar, Rochester, New York.
Invited Addresses, Workshops, Seminars
2012 The Current Nature of Global Terrorism. Speaker Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
2012 Introduction to International and Domestic Terrorism. Presenter FBI Citizens Academy, Buffalo, New York
2012 International and Domestic Terrorism: Intelligence and the Local Police Officer. Presenter Rochester City Police Department Training Public Safety Training Facility Seminar, Rochester, New York
2010 History of Terrorism: The True Enemy. Speaker Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
2010 Understanding Islam: Increasing a Christian’s Ability to Dialogue. Presenter Webster Bible Church, Webster, New York
2010 Understanding World Religions and Interfaith Relations: Comparative Analysis of the Islamic and Christian Just War Concepts. Presenter Nazareth College, Rochester, New York
2010 Understanding the Ideologies behind the Terror. Presenter AERO Club of Buffalo Annual Seminar, Niagara Falls, New York
2008 Remaining Vigilant. Key Note Speaker, RIT Air Force ROTC
Graduation Commencement, Rochester, New York
2008 One God Three Faiths: Understanding World Religions. Presenter Wegman’s Security Seminar Rochester, New York