Law Enforcement Experience
I have been a police officer for over 20 years. I started Law Enforcement as a volunteer Reserve Officer with the Colville Confederated Tribe. I began my professional career in 1996 with the Colville Tribal Police for two years before accepting a position with the Omak Police Department. I remained with Omak until 2004, when I accepted the position of Deputy Sheriff with Okanogan County where I have remained since.
During my time in law enforcement, I have achieved many things. I am an accomplished firearms instructor, teaching at the local and state level, as well as public classes here.
I co-develop our regional SRT (SWAT) team and was an operator and trainer on the team for 11 years.
I bring Active Shooter and Workplace Violence instruction to area schools, county agencies, and other large employers.
I ran the County Search & Rescue Program for 7 years. I performed and facilitated training, ran countless missions to rescue citizens, wrote grants and purchased modern equipment to facilitate operations. I still teach at the state Search and Rescue Conference, to pass on knowledge to teams around the pacific northwest.
I worked with the Forest Service as contract enforcement personnel. I ran recreational patrol working with the National Forest Service, DNR, and Fish and Wildlife.