A product of the Newark school system, I went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Rutgers University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University. I joined the New Jersey State Police in 1995 and went on to serve as a Road Duty Trooper at six stations. The New Jersey State Police offers various specialized career options, one of which is the Executive Protection Unit which I was assigned from 2002 to 2006. My primary responsibility was to protect the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. I have also been assigned to the Grants Administration Bureau where I managed over $30 million in grant funding which supported many law enforcement initiatives. I have served as Unit Head of the Accounting & Revenue and Equal Employment Opportunity Intake & Training Units. In June 2016, I was promoted from Lieutenant, as the Administrative Officer to the Superintendent, to the rank of Captain to serve as the Bureau Chief of the Equal Employment Opportunity Bureau. I truly enjoy being a New Jersey State Trooper because I am devoted to public service and it contributes to my personal mission of making a difference in the lives of those around me. I value the relationships built as a result of being a Trooper with my fellow law enforcement officers both within and outside of this agency. Becoming a New Jersey State Trooper was one of the best decisions I have made in my lifetime. It has afforded me a wonderful profession and most importantly, the ability to provide for my family.
I began my career in the New Jersey State Police in 1997, and currently hold the rank of Lieutenant. I've had the privilege of having many rewarding assignments during the past 19 years. I've been assigned to the Narcotics Unit, Intelligence Unit, Training Bureau/Academy, and most recently the Personnel Bureau. I've had the opportunity to write and execute communication data warrants, wire taps, search warrants and assisted in the apprehension of a pedophile while working in an undercover capacity. I enjoy swimming, running, biking and hiking. My career in the New Jersey State Police has had a positive impact on my life as well as my family. I am proud to be a New Jersey State Trooper and appreciate the variety of career paths that are available.
I began my career with the New Jersey State Police in December, 2004. After working as a Road Duty Trooper I had the opportunity to work in various assignments ranging from, the Executive Protection Bureau; the NJSP Training Bureau, Recruiting and Employee Development Bureau and the Professional Development Bureau. I currently hold the rank of Sergeant and serve as the Assistant Unit Head within the Professional Development Unit. The many different career paths and opportunities within the New Jersey State Police make this a wonderful career option. My career path has allowed me to draw on my previous experiences as a former Division I Softball and Field Hockey player, as well as Division I Assistant Field Hockey Coach, retail Site Manager, and my corporate experience in Human Resources. The opportunity to provide positive motivation and leadership within the community and the Division, as well as setting a positive example for my children and family, is what I most cherish about being a New Jersey State Trooper.
I have been a New Jersey State Trooper since October, 2003. I currently hold the rank of Sergeant and I am assigned as the Assistant Unit Head of Recruiting. After graduating from the NJSP academy I served as a Road Duty Trooper for six years. After serving as a Road Duty Trooper I obtained positions within the Victim Services Unit, School and Traffic Safety Unit, Promotional Systems Unit and Professional Development Unit. My training, collaborate team building efforts, and educational resources has afforded me the opportunity to think proactively in the area of crime prevention and community partnerships. I am passionate about mental health and continue to study research regrading adverse childhood trauma and mental illness to assist mental health consumers with receiving assistance needed to live productive lives. My overall goal is to assist people with understanding how they think so that they can seek ways to continually develop healthy, productive and creative thoughts so that their world internally and externally can yield amazing rewards. This is my contribution to proactive policing.
I was born in England and moved to New Jersey with my family at a young age. I was raised in Union, NJ and attended Rutgers University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Administration of Justice. I continued my education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. I worked several years as a Psychiatric Clinician for an outpatient mental health clinic, specializing in treating children who were sexually abused. My first career peaked my interest in law enforcement and my desire to pro-actively assist victims of such heinous crimes. I was accepted into the 150th New Jersey State Police Academy Class and graduated in June of 2009. I then served as a Road Duty Trooper in Troop B Field Operations at Somerville Station and Totowa-Sub Station prior to becoming a member of the Polygraph Unit in the Special Investigations Section. I am grateful for my overall work experiences, which allowed me to gain the necessary knowledge in dealing with the diverse population which is required in my current assignment. I am honored to be able to dutifully serve the New Jersey State Police in a gratifying manner while continuously learning and improving my skills throughout my career.