My college experience started with COD while in the USMC stationed in Twentynine Palms back in 1987. Little did I know that it would lead to a new career in law enforcement that combined my interest in technology and the criminal justice system.
After completing my AS degree in Electronics Technology at COD, I continued my education and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration of Criminal Justice from National University and transferred to Cal State San Bernardino for a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1992. I believe that education is a life-long endeavor and earned a certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from UC Riverside in 2011. To this day, I am still taking courses at community colleges because I love merging modern technology into law enforcement.
My life has come full circle now since I have returned to the place where I started college so long ago. It seems like just yesterday I was enrolling at COD for the first time.