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Family

I am (1) of (3) children born to Puerto Rican / Spaniard parents that moved from the island of Puerto Rico to the mainland during the "Great Migration". My wife Kristi and I have been a family for over (28) years, she is a NE Georgia native and the cornerstone as well as the tower of refuge and strength for our blended family! I am blessed with (8) children and (12) grandchildren.

Untold Story

I was born into a poor household with little to nothing and we spent our early years like many dependent mostly on nutritional outreach programs, food stamps, and public housing riddled with crime as well as drugs. Fortunately, exposure to my childhood challenges and concurrent life's setbacks have provided me with the determination along with the drive to work hard to self-develop and achieve my goals to better serve God, Family, Country, and Community!

Public Safety Career

I have decades of public safety experience, serving in an array of frontline policing roles including Securty, Police Officer, SRO, K9 Handler, Tribal Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff.

 

During, my career, I also served in several public safety senior leadership roles including Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, Director, and Chief of Police.

I currently manage a multi-million dollar quasi-law enforcement operation comprised of (4) divisions responsible for community and animal safety operations.​​

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Military Career

I am a military veteran, and come from a long line of family military service. Our oldest son is currently serving as a senior NCO and our 2nd oldest is a veteran. 

 

During my enlistment, I served in various roles including serving as a leader with a Combat Brigade Team, and Rapid Deployment Force.

Among the most powerful lessons learned from serving in the military, was maintaining a tenacious spirit, leadership, teamwork, political skills and never surrender attitude.​

Training / Certifications

Certifications

  • Peace Officer

  • Chief of Police 

  • Nuclear Security Officer

  • Certified Homeland Protection Professional

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • CPR, First Aid and AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • Narcotic K9 Handler

  • Drug Investigations

  • Drug Interdiction

  • Drug Identification

  • School Resource Officer 

  • Executive Protection 

  • Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country

Education 

 

  • United States Indian Police Academy

  • Nuclear Security Academy

  • NE Georgia Police Academy

  • Institute for Community Policing

  • Emergency Management Institute

  • Georgia Association of Chief of Police

  • Thomas Edison State University

  • Chatham County K9 Training Center 

  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center 

  • A.R.M Group

  • Department of Homeland Security

Military Training

 

  • Army Basic Combat Training

  • Field Artillery School

  • Infantry - Battle Skills School

  • Land Navigation

  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)

  • Hand Granade Training

  • Short Range Rifle Marksmanship

  • Antipersonnel Weapons Training

Statement

We fight together as ONE Hall

Vision


United in a spirit of teamwork, I am committed to becoming a law enforcement’s benchmark for excellence by providing first class public safety and community services to the people of Hall County, while maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.

 

Mission


The mission of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be to safeguard the lives and property of the people served, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety by working in partnership with our diverse community.

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