I started my law enforcement career as a hall guard in second grade at Midway Elementary School in San Diego. Later I became a military policeman in the United States Army. I was an enlisted man, and later I went to Infantry Officers Candidate School. After completion of OCS, I received my commission in the military police, and then became airborne and ranger qualified. I served in Germany, United States, and Viet Nam.
Immediately after the army, I joined the Chula Vista Police Department, and retired from there after twenty-eight years. I spent half my time in patrol and the other half in detectives.
As a detective I worked:
Adult sex crimes
I also worked as a Field Evidence Officer out of the crime laboratory; in that capacity I collected evidence at major crime scenes, including diagramming and photography.
Also in that capacity I attended a number of autopsies for evidence collection and photography. I was able to obtain experience in crime scene photography and crime scene investigation in patrol, detectives, and as a Field Evidence Officer.
My degrees are:
MA in Education from Chapman College
BA in Criminal Justice from Chapman College
AS in Photography from Southwestern Community College
AS in Criminology from SWC
AA in Social Studies from San Diego City College.
I have taught the following classes at National University:
Crime Scene Photography
Crime Scene Investigation
I have taught the following classes at Southwestern Community College:
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles and Procedures of the Criminal Justice System
I also work in the following areas:
I am a licensed private investigator
I work security for Del Mar Turf Club