Career and Education
I am a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and currently live in Fishers, Indiana with my wife and three boys. I began my career with the Durham (NC) Police Department in 2002. After moving to Indiana, I became an officer with the Fishers Police Department in 2008.
During my time in law enforcement, I have served in a variety of roles to include Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Honor Guard Coordinator, School Resource Officer, Hostage Negotiator, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, and as a member of the Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team (CISM). I retired from law enforcement in 2020 and began my second career teaching Criminal Justice to high school students.
I earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude) from East Carolina University, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana State University, and I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Criminal Justice from Liberty University.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Theodore Roosevelt
Fishers Police Honor Guard Laying a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
With Mike Phelps, Sheriff of Vermillion County, IN (center) and an officer from Cinton, IN as we memorialize Deputy Joseph Walker, killed in the line of duty in 1930, and recently added to Officer Down Memorial Page.
1997-2004 North Carolina Army National Guard
Basic Training - Fort Sill, Oklahoma
AIT - Fort Bliss, Texas (Air Defense Stinger)
1998-2001 - Reserve Officers Training Corps
Graduate of Advanced Camp - Fort Lewis, Washington
Cadet Troop Leadership Training - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Member of the Ranger Challenge Team
Member of Pershing Rifles
Commissioned 2LT in 2001
Graduate of the US Army Airborne School