I have been a Law Enforcement Officer for 36 years. I am a father of two incredible adult children, both of which are currently attending College. One attends Missouri University in Columbia and the other attends the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
In 2020 I retired from the St. Joseph Police Dept as a Detective and took the position of Chief of Police for the Village of Country Club. During my time in St. Joseph I worked for the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force (BCDSF), I served over 19 years on the Special Response Team, I was a Firearms Instructor for the SJPD and the BCDSF, and was an FTO.
In 2010 I became one of the first people in the Nation to develop a class on a new dangerous class of drugs hitting the streets. These drugs were synthetic drugs sold under names such as "bath salts", "pot cleaner", "K2", "spice" and many other names. These drugs were sold at convivence stores as an alternative to other stimulants such as meth and cocaine (cathinone's) and Marijuana (cannabinoids) but marked "not for human consumption". These drugs soon became a nationwide epidemic. I began teaching these classes to community groups, medical personnel, juvenile workers and Law Enforcement Officer across the Country. I also testified in Jefferson City to our congressional leaders about the dangers of these drugs in support of a law to make them illegal and was features in a video used at schools to inform children of the dangers of these drugs.
On top of my full time position, In 2018 I was recruited to teach part time for Federal Resources (recently bought out by Nobel). I teach classes on various drug topics and instruct Federal, State and local Officers on the use of drug testing equipment such as the MX908 and the Gemini.
I have been a member of the MNOA since 1996 and I have served on the Executive Board all but one year of that time.
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