Year Job Title / Location Responsibilities
1962 - 1964
Campus Police Officer
San Jose City College
San Jose, California (campus patrol)
This program consisted of approximately 15 campus police officers.
1964 - 1971
Los Gatos Police Department
Los Gatos, California
Patrol; traffic enforcement and accident investigation and reconstruction; criminal investigations; assistant canine instructor; firearms instructor; California POST Certified (Basic, Intermediate and Supervisory). Attained the rank of police sergeant in 1968. The department consisted of approximately 18 sworn personnel in 1964 and grew to 25 in 1971.
1966 - 1971
Assistant Manager of Security and Loss Prevention for the Emporium
San Jose, California
Part time assistant manager position.
1971 - 1982
Lakewood Police Department
Lakewood, Colorado
Responsible for patrol and traffic enforcement/accident investigation operations; SWAT; police canines; liquor enforcement, vice, narcotics and organized crime; criminal investigations; research and development; training and recruiting; internal affairs; staff inspection; criminalistics and forensics science lab; security industry liaisons. Colorado POST Certified Police Officer; attained the rank of police lieutenant in 1972 and was promoted to the rank of police captain in 1973. The department grew from 66 sworn personnel in 1971 to 183 in 1983.
1978 - 1980
College Instructor
Metropolitan State - Denver, CO
Department of Criminal Justice
Taught "Police Supervision" and the "Police Culture" on a part-time basis.
1982 - 2007
Chief of Police
Westminster Police Department, Westminster, CO
Overall command of and responsibility for: patrol and traffic enforcement/accident investigation operations; SWAT; SET (Special Enforcement Team targeting street gangs and pattern criminals); police canines; criminal investigations; crime prevention; internal affairs; recruiting and training; media relations; criminalistics and forensics science lab; property and evidence control; police records; code enforcement and animal control); liquor enforcement, vice, narcotics and organized crime; security industry liaisons. Colorado POST Certified; The department grew from 83 sworn personnel in 1983 to 181 sworn in 2007.
1999 - Present
Newspaper Columnist
Written numerous management and criminal justice-related articles and columns for the Westminster Window, the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Post, the Colorado Municipalities Magazine, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and the Command Post, the newsletter for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
1985 - Present
Law Enforcement Consultant and Expert Witness in police, security and public safety practices
Involved in a variety of civil, criminal, administrative, and personnel-related cases and situations.
2010 - (January - October)
Interim Chief of Police
Town of Lochbuie,CO
Overall command of police department operations and planning. The department consisted of just six sworn officers.
Expert Consultant &
Court Qualified Witness
Specializing In:
  • Police Practices, Policies & Procedures
  • Police Training, Tactics & Use of Force
  • Police Personnel Management & Administration
  • Police Personnel & Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Police Organizational Audits
  • Security & Public Safety Practices
  • Premises Liability
  • Dram Shop Liability