Professional Profile


  • Senior level executive with extensive government and leadership experience.
  • Motivated results driven individual with a proven track record in dealing with crisis situations.
  • Problem-solver with keen ability to analyze issues, formulate plans and implement initiatives.
  • Proven project manager who coordinates communications to achieve desired results.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communicator who has delivered effective presentations, testimony, and training while maintaining collaborative relationships.
  • President of Local 348, Metropolitan Alliance of Police, experience in successfully negotiating contracts with management and handling grievances.


  • Policy Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facility Accreditation
  • Intelligence Systems
  • Training
  • Tactical Operations 
  • Performance Based Audits
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Investigations
  • Grievance Resolutions
  • Contract Negotiations

For over thirty-five years effectively managed and supervised units, division and departmental operations within the state criminal justice system including:

  • Adult and Juvenile offenders
  • Male and Female offenders
  • Institution and Field operations
  • All security classifications

Managing large scale projects in conjunction with:

  • Local and Federal agencies
  • Private and community based agencies
  • Multiple labor unions
  • Courts

Effectively supervising an employee base of 1,500 personnel

  • Managing annual budgets ranging from 15 million to 120 million dollars
  • Managing various support units such as:
    • Internal/External Audits
    • Investigation and Intelligence Units
    • Construction and Capitol Development
    • Planning and Research
    • Grant writing


  • Grundy County Sheriff / December 2018 – Present
  • Village of Minooka /September 2012 – December 2018
  • Emergency Management Agency Director
  • Coordinate Village of Minooka resources as they apply to emergency services.
  • Coal City Police Department / August 2010 – Present Perform Patrolman duties for the City of Coal City on a part-time basis.
  • Morris Police Department / January 2006 – December 2014 Perform Patrolman duties for the City of Morris on a part-time basis.
  • Minooka Police Department / June 2005 – December 2018 Graduated from University of Illinois Police Training Institute. Recipient of the Ervin H. Warren Award for Excellence, (PTI’s highest award) selected out of 53 candidates. Assigned to day shift performing patrol duties and currently assigned as the School Resource Officer at Minooka Community High School. State certified Juvenile Officer, LEADS, Licensed Breath Alcohol Operator, portable breath test-examiner. O.C. Instructor (Pepper spray), TASER certified, Pressure Points Control Tactics Instructor, Firearms Range Instructor, Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Operator, Police Field Training Officer, Police pension board President and Trustee, Union President Metropolitan Alliance of Police, Minooka Chapter #348, 2010 Police Officer of the year, Member of the Grundy County Honor Guard.
  • Advanced Investigative Services / June 2005 – Present
  • Licensed Private Investigator Perform video surveillance on workman’s comp cases, Attorney services, consulting, undercover operations, insurance fraud, process service, interviews/statements, pre-employment screening, background checks, domestic/divorce/stalking, child custody, missing persons and pre-marital background checks.
  • Plainfield Fire Protection District / 1994 – 2000Fire Fighter Engineer Paramedic
  • Performed fireman duties, operated fire apparatus, served as a state licensed Paramedic.
  • Illinois Department of Corrections / June 1981 – March 2005

    Warden – Stateville Correctional Center

  • Directed operations of an ACA Accredited maximum-security penitentiary inclusive of 1550 employees, 3400 inmates, an operating budget of 120 million dollars. In addition instituted a comprehensive review of all procedures and implemented same. Supervised the execution procedure for the department, managed construction and opening of a 110 million-dollar Reception and Classification Center project. Significant accomplishments included the new operational procedures, renovation of the facility and an unprecedented term of non-violent activity.  In addition, managed the closure and merger of two Maximum Security Facilities to include the relocation of over 1200 inmates and 550 employees.
  • Warden – Illinois Youth Center Joliet Directed operations of a Maximum Security Juvenile Correctional Center with 200 employees, 400 Maximum Security Juveniles and a budget of 25 million-dollars. Major accomplishments included development of the first Tactical Unit in the Juvenile division.
  • Deputy Commander of Agency Operations – Statewide responsibilities; Directly responsible for statewide operations of Adult, Juvenile, Female and Parole to include all security classifications. Significant accomplishments included implementation of performance based audits for all facilities.
  • Security Specialist for Statewide Operations – Statewide responsibilities; Directly responsible for Security Review Teams, conducted audits of all facilities within the Department of Corrections; Adult, Juvenile, Female and Parole Divisions. Major accomplishments included implementation of Operation Clean Sweep, which resulted in the arrest of multiple adult offenders in Warrant Status.
  • Chief of Security II – Stateville Correctional Center Directed 800 uniformed security employees responsible for maintaining security, custody and control of a Maximum Security Adult Facility.
  • Chief of Security II – Stateville Correctional Center Directed 800 uniformed security employees responsible for maintaining security, custody and control of a Maximum Security Adult Facility.
  • Correctional Major – Stateville Correctional Center Directed 200 employees at the 200-bed Minimum Security Unit, Worked directly with the community to include local state and county officials on the work release program.
  • Correctional Captain – Stateville Correctional Center Directed 750 uniformed employees in the day-to-day operations of a Maximum Security Facility.
  • Correctional Lieutenant – Joliet Correctional Center Directed 250 uniformed employees in the day-to-day operations of a Maximum Security Facility.
  • Correctional Sergeant – Joliet Correctional Center Directed 200 uniformed employees in the day-to-day operations of a Maximum Security Facility
  • Correctional Officer – Joliet Correctional Center Managed and monitored 1300 Maximum Security inmates.


  • Graduated Lockport Central High School – June 1981
  • Fire Science, Emergency Medicine and Criminal Justice
  • University of Illinois


  • Will County Police Chiefs Association
  • Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Police Training Institute Alumni Association
  • President Minooka Police Union Chapter 348
  • Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Illinois Tactical Officers Association
  • Minooka Lions Club
  • National Rifle Association
  • Illinois State Rifle Association
  • Minooka Police Pension Board Trustee
  • Trustee Minooka Fire Protection District Pension Board