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PROFILE

OVERVIEW

Law enforcement leader with 30 years of experience defined by integrity, innovation


and strategic management. Co-author of the Boston Miracle Operation Night Light
and recognized innovator in strategic, community and problem-oriented solutions that
have led to dramatic reductions in inner-city violence which have won national acclaim.
Expertise in leading and solving complex investigations; Expertise in Interview and
Interrogation, Eyewitness Testimony, Crime Scene Management, and investigative
techniques. Lead investigator of Police Firearm Discharge Investigations for over five
years; Adept manager able to foster interagency collaboration, teamwork and motivate
and empower personnel.

Appointed to Seattle Police Department
April 2015
Appointed to Boston Police Department:
November 1986

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT CHIEF SEATTLE POLICE April 2015- Present
Chief of Investigations Bureau

Commander of the Investigations Bureau of the Seattle Police Department: Units include Criminal
Intelligence, Fusion Center, and Real Time Crime Center, Homicide, Robbery, Gangs, Domestic Violence,
Sexual Assault, Narcotics, Internet Crimes against Children, Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations, Forensics
& Digital Imaging and others totaling 338 personnel.

Develop strategic plan for the investigative bureau; conducted assessments of processes and
functions for investigative performance and efficiency evaluation for all units in the Criminal
Investigations Bureau for example successfully streamlined all forensic services for the Seattle
Police to significantly improve efficiency and reduce backlogs.

Developed and implemented a data-driven intelligence led policing initiative using the Compstat
model; and led the precincts in implementing proven effective crime reduction strategy of targeting
prolific offenders in both violent and property crimes in consultation and coordination with local
community, residents and business owners.

Initiated and successfully implemented the first Real Time Crime Center in the City of Seattle. The
RTCC addresses on- going crime issues and efficiently and comprehensively targets specific crime
and security concerns at the local, state and regional levels.

Increased the Homicide Clearance rate by 40 % in 2016 (Suspects arrested and charged)


Oversee and manage 11 million dollar budget for the Criminal Investigations Bureau

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Implemented a property crime reduction meeting and established a property crime task force
coordinating an investigative and district based targeted approach to addressing prolific offenders
in property crime hot spots that saw a 15% reduction in property crimes in the targeted areas.

Responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements with Seattle Police management
Association (superior officers union)

Developed specific recommendations and implemented subsequent strategies to reduce
disproportionate physical detention of minority juveniles as part of the part of Juvenile Justice
Equity committee an innovate and new partnership between Community Advocates, King County
Judges, Prosecutors and Seattle Police.



SUPERINTENDENT BOSTON POLICE January 2014-April 2015
Chief of Bureau of Investigative Services

Command a nd d irected B oston P olice D epartments D istrict D etectives for a ll e leven P olice D istricts,
homicide u nit, s exual a ssault u nit, d omestic v iolence u nit, d rug c ontrol u nit, c ivil r ights u nit, c rimes
against c hildren, F orensic T echnology D ivision (Crime L aboratory, C rime S cene Investigations, L atent
Print U nit, F irearms A nalysis U nit), a nd o thers totaling o ver 8 00 p ersonnel.

Develop strategic goals and objectives for the entire investigative bureau, developed management
plans and facilitated needs assessments and monitor processes and functions for investigative
performance and efficiency improvements for all units in the Bureau of Investigative Services

Implemented a gun violence reduction meeting coordinated and district based targeted approach
to addressing impact players in gun violence hot spots that saw an 18% reduction in shooting
incidents across the City.

Led local, state, and federal coordinated operation targeting violent gang and drug offenders that
successfully brought down violent regional narcotic drug distribution networks (Boyslton Street
Gangs, Columbia Point Dawgs, MIC)

Led the Boston Police in developing first time partnerships with the Somali/East African
Communities of Boston and coordinating focus groups for leaders and youth.

Led the Boston Police Department in community outreach and education, and the development of
law enforcement approaches to heroin and opiate addiction; and law enforcement response to
overdose.

Responsible for oversight of one third of the Boston Police Departments 325 million dollar budget


LIEUTENANT D ETECTIVE
COMMANDER, BOSTON POLICE DRUG CONTROL UNIT OCTOBER 2010 JANUARY 2014

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Direct, manage and oversee 105 detectives, sergeant detectives, and civilian personnel assigned to
the BPD Citywide Drug Control Unit

Develop, lead and Implement drug operations throughout the City of Boston
Develop and coordinate Drug and Gang initiatives targeting citywide violent crime
Develop and implement strategies to combat quality of life issues related to drug crimes and
drug abuse
Coordinate with State and Federal Agencies in investigating and targeting large scale drug
trafficking organizations

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT
COMMANDER , BOSTON POLICE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION JUNE 2009- OCTOBER 2010
Directed Boston Police Departments District Detectives for all 11 Police Districts, Forensic
Technology Division (Crime Laboratory, Crime Scene Investigations, Latent Prints Unit, and
Firearms Analysis Unit), Homicide Unit, and Fugitive Unit, totaling 330 personnel.

Support the Superintendent of the Bureau of Investigative Services in all aspects of
management and administration of the Bureau, its divisions, units and personnel
Served on expert panel for State of Massachusetts on Eyewitness Testimony, leading
to the publication of : Getting it Right Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of the
Criminal Justice System in Massachusetts by the Boston Bar Association
Instituted streamlined and coordinated investigative practices, enhanced accountability and
efficiency, and secured resources for forensic and investigative divisions that led to
historically high clearance and conviction rates, including:
Homicide clearance rate of 60 % (an increase of 28%)
Homicide conviction rate of 94 % in Boston

LIEUTENANT DETECTIVE
COMMANDER , BOSTON POLICE HOMICIDE UNIT JULY 2006- J UNE 2009
Supervised eight squads of Sgt. Detectives and detectives in the investigation of homicides and
suspicious deaths, as well as possible suicides, and serious assaults that may lead to deaths or
permanent injuries.

Lead, coach, and ensure coordination and investigative successes of team of detectives
responsible for investigating all cases of homicide and suspicious death within the City of
Boston
Oversaw cases for presentation and prosecution to the Grand Jury and for trial in the
Superior Court.
Perform all administrative duties required for scheduling of Homicide Unit and Boston
Police Firearm Discharge Investigation Team
Coordinator/Lead Investigator Boston Police Department Firearm Discharge
Investigation Team responsible for investigating all discharges of firearms by Boston
Police Officers and Licensed Special Boston Police Officers
Led squads in meeting Clearance Rate of 60 % (30 year high)
Develop and refine interview techniques to obtain critical information during witness
questioning
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maintain quality and accuracy of investigative techniques,

Responded to over 150 death investigations
Successfully led several high profile complex investigations leading to prosecutions
for example
Julissa Brisman Homicide Philip Markoff Craigslist Killer Case
Chiara Levin Homicide-Innocent victim from NYC caught in gang crossfire
Dominque Samuels Homicide- innocent victim sexually assaulted murdered
and set on fire

LIEUTENANT DETECTIVE , BOSTON POLICE AREA B-2 SEPTEMBER 2005- JULY 2006
Supervised detectives in follow-up investigations ranging from Shootings, Domestic Violence and
Serious Assaults to Burglaries in one of the busiest districts in the city.

Provided oversight and strategic direction to detectives to ensure investigative successes


Responsible for managing and delegating assignments, and devising cost analyses for all
investigations
Prepares cases for presentment and prosecution to the Grand Jury and for trial in the
Superior Court.

SERGEANT DETECTIVE , BOSTON POLICE HOMICIDE UNIT NOVEMBER 2004- SEPT 2005
Supervise a squad of detectives in the investigation of homicides and suspicious deaths, as well as
possible suicides, and serious assaults that may lead to deaths or permanent injuries.

Lead, coach, and ensure coordination and investigative successes of team of detectives
responsible for investigating cases of homicide and suspicious death within the City of
Boston
Responded to over75 death investigations
Successfully led several high profile complex investigations leading to prosecutions
Secure and manage evidence and crime scene, maintain quality and accuracy of investigative
techniques, and make presentations to the grand jury while ensuring safety of all witnesses
and their families
Prepares cases for presentment and prosecution to the Grand Jury and for trial in the
Superior Court.
Served as Coordinator Boston Police Department Firearm Discharge Investigation Team


SERGEANT DETECTIVE SUPERVISOR, BOSTON POLICE AREA B-2 NIGHTS JAN 2002- NOV 2004
Supervise a group of detectives in follow-up investigations ranging from Shootings, Domestic
Violence and Serious Assaults to Burglaries in one of the busiest districts in the city.

Developed and coordinated several recognized investigative and enforcement operations
that targeted violent individuals and locations responsible for shootings and homicides in
the district.

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Initiated continuous improvement in combating crime, monitoring crime trends and
intelligence, driving investigations and fine tuning investigative techniques which ultimately
reduced violence across the district by 30%
Served as Instructor/Trainer Boston Police Department Developmental Roundtable
Review (Personnel Development) Training Team.
Served as Member of Boston Police Department Unsolved Shootings Task Force.
Served as Coordinator Boston Police Department Firearm Discharge Investigation Team


SERGEANT PATROL AND ANTI-CRIME SUPERVISOR, BOSTON POLICE AREA B-2 MAY 2002- JAN2002
Responsible for the supervision of all uniformed and plain clothes officers assigned to Area B-2 first
and last half shifts.

Streamlined daily operations of the Day Anti Crime Unit (district-based exclusive plain
clothes suppression unit) and led targeted and strategic efforts in apprehending key crime
suspects, suppressing crimes and reducing violence;
Prepared operational cost-assessments, comprehensive intelligence and crime analyses and
annual crime summary reports.
Developed critical innovative problem-oriented strategies to combat violent crime based on
intelligence and crime analysis and targeted enforcement and intervention approaches.

Served as Member Boston Police Critical Incident Negotiating Team
Served as Member Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative.
Served as Member Boston Police Department Advisory Group on Racial Profiling


DETECTIVE, BOSTON POLICE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT-IN-CHIEF NOV 1997- MAY 2000

Responsible for tracking intelligence and coordinating responses, related to Youth Violence
issues as well as emerging crime trends which require immediate attention, and preparing
briefings for the Police Commissioner and Superintendent-in-Chief.
Prepare and make formal presentations on Strategic Law Enforcement Initiatives.
Represent Office of the Police Commissioner at weekly meetings with Clergy and Community
members at Ella J. Baker House.
Co-developer Gender Violence Task Force a working group developed to deal with issues of
sexual assault and domestic violence at the school age level.
Represented the Office of the Police Commissioner and coordinated Boston Police Activities
for the first Annual National Conference of Community and Justice Walk as One against
Hate.


DETECTIVE, BOSTON POLICE HOMICIDE UNIT JUN 1996- NOV 1997
Member of squad responsible for investigation and successful prosecution of numerous
Homicides and suspicious deaths
Investigated over 60 case of homicides and suspicious deaths
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Conducted and successfully investigated and prosecuted several complex and high profile cases
including:
o Louis D. Brown Homicide of a 15 year-old heading to attend a Christmas party when he
was caught in gang crossfire and killed- received commendations from US Attorneys
Office and Suffolk County District Attorneys Office

DETECTIVE, BOSTON POLICE YOUTH VIOLENCE STRIKE FORCE SEPT 1994- JUN 1996
Detective within the Citywide Unit responsible for curtailing Gang Violence

Co-developed several of Bostons innovative signature youth violence enforcement,
intervention and prevention efforts that won the Boston Police Department national acclaim
for their community-partnership based approaches to targeting youth violence; These
initiatives saw dramatic reductions of homicides by 50% with no persons under the age of
17 falling victim to homicide for more than a year in Boston

o Co-developer of Nationally recognized and award winning Summer of Opportunity
Program; a partnership between police and business community to serve At-Risk
Youth
o Co-developer of Operation Scrap Iron/Operation Ceasefire; a partnership of
numerous law enforcement and community based groups to combat firearm related
violence
o Co-developer of Kids-at-Risk Program; a program that sponsors urban youth at
various summer camps, for sports, music and other activities

Served as Certified Instructor of Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT)


DETECTIVE, BOSTON POLICE ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT SEPT 1993- SEPT 1994

Track intelligence target and investigate persons and incidents related to Organized
Crime Activity

POLICE OFFICER/DETECTIVE, AREA B-2/BOSTON POLICE ANTI-GANG VIOLENCE UNIT NOV 1986- SEPT
1993
Developed, led and coordinated multiple initiatives and approaches that were recognized
nationally for community partnerships, multi-jurisdictional information sharing and
intelligence analysis for innovation in policing.
Began formal database on gang related intelligence and tracking
Co-developer - nationally recognized Operation Nightlight a partnership between
probation and the police
Co-developer - Youthful Offender/ Gang Intelligence Database (Lotus Notes) one the
nations first approached to intelligence gathering and intelligence sharing on youth
violence impact offenders
Co-developer of nationally recognized citywide gang/youth violence intelligence
meetings that have expanded to include local, state, regional and federal agencies in an
exchange of information on youth violence related issues and initiatives.
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Initiated partnership with members of the black clergy now known as the Ten Point
Coalition recognized as innovative approaches to coordinated crime prevention

Adjunct Faculty Criminal Justice Bunker Hill Community College Sept 2007 Present

CORRECTIONS OFFICER, MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION JAN 1981- NOV 1986

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS/ PUBLICATIONS

Numerous presentations on large scale police operations including Boston Marathon and
sports celebrations post marathon bombing
Numerous presentations on large scale investigations post Boston Marathon Bombing
Numerous presentations on Best Practices of Homicide/Death Investigation
Presentation OJJDP Washington DC on Re-Entry Initiatives
Presentation for Innocence Project on Eyewitness Identification and Interview and
Interrogation for PERF (Wash. DC) and Mass. Chiefs of Police
Instructor, Mid-Management Development Program
o Regional Community Policing Institute of New England
Presentation on Neighborhood Policing Partnerships for the Patten Commission (Northern
Ireland)
Presentation on Neighborhood Policing Partnerships for South African Government and Law
Enforcement Officials at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Presenter on Policing Partnerships at US Department of Justice National Assembly on Drug
and Alcohol Abuse in Washington, DC
Presenter for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Issues of Partnerships in Law
Enforcement
Numerous presentations at Boston Public and Parochial Schools on gang and youth violence
related issues
Numerous presentations to state and local law enforcement nationwide on issues in
Neighborhood Policing Partnerships.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/RECOGNITION

Four time recipient of the Boston Police Department Medal of Honor


Recipient Commendations from Idris Mosque and Seattle Somali Community for
promoting partnership with Muslim community and Seattle Police.
Recipient Commendation from the Somali Community Cultural Center
For promoting partnership with the Boston Police and the families and youth in the Somali
Community.
Recipient Commissioners Commendation (Louis Brown murder investigation).

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Recipient Boston Ten Point Coalition Outstanding Service Award for promoting
partnerships between clergy, the community and the police.
Recipient, State of Massachusetts Trooper George L. Hanna Special Citation
Recipient of first Neighborhood Policing Partnership Award
Recipient Outstanding Achievement Award from Commissioner of Probation for promoting
inter-agency partnerships and cooperation

EDUCATION

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION NATIONAL ACADEMY CLASS 233


FBI, Quantico Virginia, June 2008

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAY 2007


Boston University, Boston MA

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY 2004


Western New England College, Boston, MA

ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAY 2000


Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Professional Affiliations

Bureau of Justice Assistance Critical Issues in Law Enforcement Command
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Major Cities Chiefs Associations (MCCA) Criminal Intelligence Committee
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
International Association of Identification (IAI)
Juvenile Justice Equity Steering Committee
Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee (Vice Chair)
King County Heroin and Opiate Addiction Task Force
WA State AFIS Advisory Committee
Washington Homicide Investigators Association

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

Anti-Defamation League Advanced Training School Extremist and Terrorist Threats Course 2016

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Certified by Police Executive Research Bureau -Senior Management Institute for Police 2012

Certified by the National Institute of Justice/Forensic Science Initiative Homicide and Suicide
Techniques 2012

Certified by the National Tactical Officers Association in Command Decision Making and Leadership
Training 2011

Certified by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Homicide and Suicide
Investigation Techniques 2011-2012

Graduate Advanced Course of Study Practical Homicide Investigation 1997

Certified by the John E. Reid School on Interviewing and Interrogation 1995

Certified ANACAPA Sciences Criminal Intelligence Analysis School 1994