I received a B.A. in Political Science from Augustana College.

After a few years at the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, I enrolled at Western Illinois University and obtained my Master of Arts in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.


I did my thesis on Fear of Crime, Victimization and the Public Perception of the Rock Island Police Department. I graduated with honors, a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member with a 4.0/4.0 G.P.A. I value education and encourage others to pursue education opportunities.