I try to believe that things happen for a reason, but I often find myself “Stuck” struggling to figure out the “Why” of unexpected, unwanted situations rather than simply letting go and moving forward. After working in law enforcement for nine years as a Crime & Intelligence Analyst for a police department in the Sacramento region where I received awards, promotions, and accolades for my innovative approach, I was shocked to learn I was going to be laid off! I was confused with their decision making process as it didn’t make any sense. Ultimately, I learned a difficult lesson in local government politics.
I have always been passionate about public safety and took the responsibility seriously. I did my best to provide information that would help protect both the community and the officers. I created the crime analysis unit from the ground up, and helped to create custom built technology to assist officers in obtaining “Live” data quickly and easily resulting in numerous cases being solved shortly after crimes were committed, thus preventing future incidents.
I am now working to create a company geared towards helping you and your neighbors take control of your safety by helping to create stronger communities through technology (think of it as social media for neighborhood safety), and crime prevention strategies, techniques, and education. Its an exciting and nerve-wracking time in my life. I have no idea where this will all lead, but I know it is a journey worth taking.