With 32 years of award winning experience as a public safety officer, leader, trainer and program manager, Bob applies this knowledge in his homeland security and criminal justice online and traditional classroom sessions. For 28.5 of those years, his primary responsibility was as a law enforcement officer, supervisor, chief and regional chief, and his last assignment was as the National Park Service's National Security and Intelligence Program Manager.
Bob brings this unique combination of real world experience and academic accomplishments together, dedicated to preparing the next generation of homeland security and public safety officers. A proven team player, policy writer and planner, Bob played a key role in the post 9/11 era to better secure the national parks and the nation's icons, including the Statue of Liberty, Boston Parks, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the St. Louis Arch, Mount Rushmore and key resources including the Hoover Dam.
Bob was instrumental in the establishment of a National Park Service (NPS) Counterterrorism Academy and was key author of the NPS National Terrorism Emergency Response Plan. More recently, he served as a police academy director and also as a consortium secretary and author of the Southwest Pennsylvania (SWPA) Homeland Security Higher Education Initiative in which four community colleges and two universities planned a homeland security higher education pathway in an effort to help the region and its 32,000 emergency responders. Bob was a lynchpin in the development of a Homeland Security AAS degree at Westmoreland County Community College where he now teaches.
He also created a Tactical Officer Training Program as well as a Tactical Medical Training Program. Bob also teaches Homeland Security courses for Transportation Security Officers in the Northeastern U.S.