Brian has over 16 years experience as police officer and law enforcement administrator. He has an in depth knowledge of street police work, investigations, and crime scenes. He began his law enforcement career as a Juvenile Corrections Officer in a maximum security level five detention facility in Georgia. He rose quickly through the ranks and held every supervisory position including Chief of Security. He finished his career in the facility as Director of Operations, overseeing all security staff and daily operations.
Brian left his career as an administrator to pursue his dream of being a "big city" street cop. The Atlanta Police Department was the department he chose to make his mark. He began as a rookie police officer in early 2007 assigned to the Zone 2 precinct in north Atlanta. He worked over nights there for several years, answering his share of the more than 3,000 plus 911 calls made daily through police dispatch. Eventually he focused on DUI and traffic enforcement before moving to day watch.
Brian was eventually appointed by the Mayor and Chief of Police as the first openly gay male LGBT Liaison for the Department in 2010. As the LGBT Liaison, Brian developed the departments first training program for LGBT Diversity and Hate Crimes. He then took his training to the classroom and trained the more than 2,000 sworn police personnel, and over 300 civilian staff during the first year. In 2015 he also wrote and presented the Atlanta Police Departments first Standard Operating Procedure for interaction with Transgender Individuals. The policy is still in effect today. Click the link provided at the top of the page to read the policy.
In 2014 he was asked by the US Department of State to develop a week long training for the International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador, El Salvador. Later that same year, he traveled to El Salvador and instructed the class of 35 law enforcement professionals from six Central American countries. The class was such a huge success it is still being taught at all 4 of the International law enforcement academies around the world. In 2015 Brian was invited to the White House by the Obama Administration for his work for the State Department and his training at the US Department of Justice.
He left the Atlanta Police Department in 2016 with the rank of Senior Police Officer and certified Field Training Officer.
Please click the links above to read more on Brian's work, including a feature in News Week Magazine.