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1977-2006 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Road patrol, Crime Prevention, Special Assignments, Criminal Investigations,
Public Information Officer and Deputy District Commander, Patrol District.

Created special Domestic Violence Unit, leading to 80% reduction in domestic violence homicides in Hillsborough County. Received Governor’s “Peace At Home “ award from Governor Lawton Chiles. Received accolades from Attorney General and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Instructed domestic and sexual violence seminars for University of South Florida, Florida State University, Department of Justice, Republic of Kazakhstan, Florida Internationl University and many more.

Rod spent seven years in the Criminal Investigation Division. He supervised sections which dealt with crimes against persons, aggravated assaults, stalking, aggravated batteries, harassing phone calls, kidnapping, false imprisonment, crimes against the elderly and more.

Rod is recognized nationally as an expert in the field of domestic and sexual violence.
He was on the board of directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay ( domestic violence shelter) for twelve years. He is currently on the board of directors for the Family Justice Center.

He has shared his expertise and opinion on NBC’s Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC News, Court TV, Inside Edition, America’s Most Wanted and the Kathy Fountain Show in the areas of domestic violence, police misconduct and crime prevention.

Education: Graduate of Hillsborough Community College (AA), University of South Florida (BA) and was an honors graduate of the Southern Police Institute, Administrative Officer’s Course, University of Louisville.


Rod has received over 2,500 hours of certified training in a wide variety of subjects. He
is considered a domestic violence expert and a Crime Prevention Practitioner. Rod has many hours experience in police misconduct. As a long time supervisor, Rod had to investigate many allegations of police misconduct.

Rod is considered a national expert on the field of domestic violence. He has lectured nationally and in Kazakhstan, Korea and Germany to thousands of attendees at his seminars for the past twelve years.

Rod is also a trainer in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design ( CPTED).
The basis of CPTED is to use the natural design and landscaping to alleviate crime on properties, private and public.

Rod is also co-owner and founder of the National Institute of Crime Prevention. This company travels world wide to instruct on domestic and sexual violence and crime prevention. It has hundreds of clients and has trained thousands in the past eight years.


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