Questions and Answers
Q: What are your titles/certified in?
A: Deputy Constable K-9 Handler, Advanced Peace Officer and Certified Crime Prevention Specialist
Q: How long have you been an officer? Have you always been in the Houston area?
A: I have been an officer for over 13 years. The first 3 years of my career, I worked patrol on the east side of Harris county. I have been working patrol over the last 10 years in East Montgomery County.
Q: What made you want to become an officer?
A: I wanted to both help people and a job that challenged me daily.
Q: If you hadn’t gone into law enforcement, what profession would you be in?
A: That’s hard to imagine because I love law enforcement so much, however if I had to choose I would have been a teacher.
Q: What do you feel is a common misconception that people have with law enforcement?
A: That officers are unapproachable and enjoy making people’s lives harder when we encounter them.
Q: You’ve overseen the additional patrol program here in Woodridge Forest for over a year now. Is there any advice that you would like to give the residents or anything you notice you would like to mention?
A: I would remind the residents to lock, take, and hide their belongings in their vehicles and don’t hesitate to call in any suspicious activity into dispatch (non-emergency number). Also remember to utilize a home alarm if you have one, use the vacation watch programs that are offered, slow down when driving through the neighborhood, and to look out for each other/get to know your neighbors.
Q: You currently have a K9. What can you tell me about him?
A: His name is Dino. He is 6 years old and was born in Holland, The Netherlands and I speak Dutch to him. He is a MalHerd (mix between Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd). He is certified as a Narcotics detection dog and is currently in training for human tracking. He lives with the family and I. He is my son with four legs.
Q: What was the most interesting thing that has happened to you while on the job?
A: The random acts of kindness from citizens, both adults and children when least expected. It helps with the coping of what this job can bring.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really enjoy helping assure that people are safe daily and getting bad people off our streets.
Q: Anything else you would like to share?
A: I appreciate people, like Woodridge Forest residents, who care about their community and the open lines of communication that we share in the community.
Q: What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee and why?
A: I would love to meet “Ponch” from CHIPS Patrol. He was my idol growing up and I often day dreamed about being him one day.
Q: What are the 3 must haves in your car?
A: Air conditioning, fresheners, and a phone charger.