Rick began his career in public service in 1989 as a Corrections Deputy for Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. In 1994, he served as a Law Enforcement Officer for Kenneth City Police Department in Florida. Rick continued his career in Law Enforcement and joined the Roanoke Police Department in 1996. During his 22-year tenure at the Roanoke Police Department, Rick assumed many roles and responsibilities to include becoming a General Instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice Services in 1999, providing professional instruction to police departments, and community groups throughout the country.
Since his retirement at the rank of Captain, Rick started Inspired Policing Solutions LLC in 2017, which is a consulting and training company geared toward impacting organizational transformation and community culture change. Rick is also one of the founders of Centurion Leadership Group, which builds and mentors leaders and future leaders along with working with organizations to impact and change their work culture.
Rick has had the privilege to teach and consult many police agencies across the country. His area of expertise is in the following courses: Executive Leadership, Organizational Change, Mentoring the Underachieving Employee, Community Policing and Effective Problem Solving, Crime Mapping, Hot Spot Policing, Countering Violent Extremism, preparing for promotion, First-Line Supervision, Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement, and Managing the Training Unit. Although Rick is retired from law enforcement, he continues to work closely with community leaders, police organizations, and non-profit organizations to impact meaningful change in Roanoke and other cities and communities across the country.
Rick has attended the first annual Law Enforcement Leadership Seminar sponsored by the FBI National Academy (FBINA); he is also a graduate of the 31st Professional Executive Leadership School. Inspired Policing Solutions currently partners with Benchmark Professional Seminars, Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, Blueline Training, Milco Training Group, Virginia Chiefs of Police Foundation, and Crime Prevention Center for Training and Services, and Public Agency Training Council. Rick resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, and is married to Janet and the proud father of a son, Nathan and two beautiful stepdaughters Lindsey and Lauren.