I have been involved in the Criminal Justice field since 1988 when I completed the University of Houston-Downtown Criminal Justice Center Police Academy and was awarded the top academic honors for my class. I later received my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Houston Downtown. I have been involved in many aspects of law enforcement including mental health, patrol, probation as well as supervisor of a tactical unit. I joined the Guthrie Center in 2003, and have training in Forensics, Computer Forensics, and other areas at the national and state level. My current certifications include TCLEOSE Certified Peace Officer; certified iNACOL online instructor; Teen CERT Instructor and I am a Texas DPS certified Concealed Handgun Instructor. I regularly attend training at Sam Houston State University, most recently in Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis.