Qualifications

Credentials

  • 1978-1979 – Deputy of Hinds County under Sheriff J.D. McAdory
  • 1980-1990 – Jackson Police Officer
  • 1992-2006 – Deputy of Hinds County under Malcolm McMillin
    • Jail
    • Patrol Divison
    • Warrants Division
    • Intelligence Unit (Formed by Les Tannehill)
    • Flex Unit
    • Investigations Division, Lieutenant
  • FBI Fugitive Task Force, Warrant Officer
  • ATF Cease Fire Task Force
  • US Marshal’s Task Force
  • 2013-2016 Part-time Investigator for Simpson County Sheriff’s Office
  • 2006-Present – Owner of Affirmative Investigations and Security
    • 2014 – Worked with Barry Scheck’s office in New York on a lawsuit filed by the Innocence Project on behalf of three black males who were wrongfully accused of a 1978 rape and murder.  (Click here for details.)
  • Volunteer with Horses for Handicapped for over 35 years
    • Previously served as Vice President
    • Previously served as President

Training

  • 1980 Graduate of the Jackson Police Department Training Academy
  • 1980 Hinds Community College – 14 Credit Hours
  • Police Stress Management Training
  • Risk Management Training
  • Self-Defense Shooting
  • Nationally Certified Mounted Police Instructor
  • Undercover Planning for Survival & Success
  • Identifying of Potentially Violent Individuals
  • Computer Security
  • Tactical Training & Building Entry
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Defensive Driving
  • Criminal Investigations Training
  • Jail Operations Course
  • Response to School Violence Training
  • Active Shooter Training

Awards

  • 7 Officer of the Year Awards
  • 61 Written Commendations
  • Billy Hickman Award – 2nd Runner Up
  • Mississippi State Attorney General’s Tri-County Officer of the Year Award
  • WLBT 3’s Metro Top Cop
  • Hinds County Sheriff’s Meritorious Medal
  • Hinds County Sheriff’s Commendation Award