my life in criminal justice as an Air Policeman. After the Air Force I
attended college on the G.I Bill (thank you taxpayers) with the intention of
becoming a computer programmer, but life sitting behind a CRT1 all
day was not for me. I was hired by Stockton, CA Police Department
during the skyrocketing crime wave before 1990 and lasted eight years before
I was retired. During that time I worked two years as an evidence
officer processing about 1,000 crime scenes, and later making hundreds of
arrests after thousands of calls for service.
I worked many years as a criminal defense investigator in
San Joaquin and surrounding counties, primarily working major felony and
murder cases, including several capital cases. Without much thought I
gave up that business and went to work as a law enforcement ranger for the
National Park Service, which is about as much fun as a person can have while
wearing a gun. I worked in national parks in Colorado, Washington
state, Arizona, and California before returning to Stockton to work as an
investigator for the San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office. I now
teach criminal justice in Stockton.
I have a B.S. in Legal Studies (cum laude) from Humphreys
College with a minor in English, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice (magna cum
laude) from the University of Cincinnati, where I belong to the National
Criminal Justice Honor Society.
The lovely young lady standing next to me is an Italian
Polizia di Stato (State Police) officer I met in Florence, Italy. I
have no idea of her name, but if someone can find out, I'll post it here.
Contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spammer URLs will be banned from the site.
1 For those too young to remember, CRT
stands for cathode ray tube, which are the big, clunky screens we had
before LCD screens came along.