Corporate Security Director in Phoenix AZ Resume Daniel Hughes
Daniel Hughes is recognized by City leadership and peers as an innovative and decisive thoughtful leader with capacity to quickly assess situations, rapidly craft solutions, build teams, organize action and create value-added efficiencies. He possesses a strong and diverse background spanning talent management, organizational design, recruitment and Community Policing Philosophy.
DANIEL r. HUGHES 22491 W. Williams Rd. Cell: (623) 640-6702 Surprise, AZ 85387 Danbo2001@gmail.com PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT, Surprise, AZ 2002- 2010 Chief of Police, recognized by City leadership and peers as innovative and decisive thoughtful leader with capacity to quickly assess situations, rapidly craft solutions, build teams, organize action and create value- added efficiencies. A strong and diverse background spanning talent management, organizational design, recruitment and Community Policing Philosophy. Uncompromising ethics and transparent communications underpin ability to understand unique business needs and deliver superior Law Enforcement guidance to accelerate the achievement of desired results. Skilled in leading teams and managing relationships to foster a culture of collaboration and outstanding customer service. Responsible for the leadership and management of a Police Department with a $20 million plus annual budget. Provide vision and direction to employees, allowing the highest quality law enforcement services to the community. Managed day to day operations, communicating information and updates to City Administration and elected officials. During my eight years as Chief of Police, Surprise has grown from a small community of 40,000 to a City of 115,000. The Department grew from 45 to 134 sworn police officers and 54 non-sworn employees. There are three divisions: Field Operations, Criminal Investigation and Administrative Services, with three Division Commanders reporting to the Chief. Officers patrol over 100 square miles within the City limits and 300 square miles are still in the planning area to be incorporated. Seventy-five (75) Citizen Patrol volunteers assist officers with traffic control and other routine functions which permit officers to address more pressing needs. Calls for service in 2009 exceeded 100,000. Specific accomplishments include: Reorganized the Department and developed a Community Policing philosophy for the Department and the community including the recruitment of 75 Citizen Patrol volunteers to assist officers with traffic issues and other functions. Implemented the concept of predictive policing for directed patrols utilizing crime analysis data. Provided employees with direction and vision to equip them in providing the highest quality law enforcement services to the community. Manage day to day operations of the department; communicating information and updates to City Administration and elected officials. Developed a 1, 3, 5 year strategic plan for the growth of public safety in the City to match the growing population and to ensure the safety of citizens including terrorist threats against City employees and City facilities. Acted as the City Manager on several occasions when the City Manager was out of the City. Named one of the safest Cities in America for the last three years. Surprise has continually been in the top 5 safest communities in Arizona cities of more than 100,000. Decreased crime 6 percent in 2009. The Surprise Police Department received a 93% approval rating from the ICMA’s National Citizen Survey in 2010 which is well above the national average. DANIEL r. HUGHES Page Two Expanded the Department’s Community Policing Unit to include the Neighborhood Block Watch Program and developed a citywide beat team philosophy yielding the following results: permanent beat officers taking ownership and responsibility for quality of life issues and criminal complaints in their beats, decreasing calls for service and enhancing community participation. Surprise has one of the largest Neighborhood Watch Programs in the state. Purchased software that permits citizens to view interactive crime maps on the Department’s web site. Led the Department through a national CALEA accreditation process in November of 2007 and was reaccredited in August 2010. Reorganized the Professional Standards Unit, set up an early tracking complaint system and a tracking system for use of force issues. Rewrote policies and general orders for the Department ensuring each policy met current CALEA standards. Enhanced internal investigations through training of personnel. Modernized communications from dispatching on file cards to a state of the art computerized records management system and computer aided dispatch system. Implemented GPS tracking of patrol cars. Implemented mobile data computers in each patrol vehicle. Traffic officers utilize an electronic citation system that allows information to interconnect with the records management system to the court system in a seamless and more efficient manner. Computerized the property and evidence section with a bar coding system ensuring accountability and moved it to a more secure off site facility. Oversaw the process of designing the new police facility, City of Surprise Courts, Fire Administration, Emergency Management Center and Traffic Control Center including all security measures for these departments. Pursued a grant through the Department of Homeland Security to create a Terrorist Liaison Officer position to monitor potential terrorist activity within the state. Developed a strong working relationship with the Department of Homeland Security and over the last three years, Surprise has been awarded numerous security grants that total nearly a million dollars. Developed strong working relationship with many other state agencies: Appointed by the Governor and served as Chairman of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, member of the Phoenix Regional Wireless Cooperative Board, Intergovernmental agreements with all West Valley agencies, excellent working relationships with the FBI, DEA, USMS and Department of Homeland Security. SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT, Springfield, IL 1977 – 2002 Assistant Chief of Police Patrol Officer 02/77-07/80; 07/80-06/88 Detective; 07/88-05/94 Sergeant-Assistant Watch Commander; 05/94- 06/98 Lieutenant; 06/98-02/2000 Commander; 02/2000-12/2001 Assistant Chief of Police. Responsibilities included: Acting Chief when the Police Chief was unavailable or out of the City. Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the Patrol Division consisting of 8 lieutenants, 22 sergeants and 125 patrol officers. Ensured the departments beat teams functioned properly, providing services to the community. Reviewed the various labor contracts to ensure compliance. Developed and oversaw the annual budget for the division. Collaborated with other Division Commanders and the Chief in developing the overall agency budget and long- range Community Policing Plan. Member of the management negotiation team for labor contracts. Daniel r. hughes Page Three RELATED EXPERIENCE WEBSTER UNIVERSITY, Luke Air Force Base Campus Professor Teach Security Management, SECR 5000, Emergency Planning, SECR 5060, Security Administration and Management, SECR 5020 in their Master’s program for Business and Organizational Security Management. This also keeps me abreast of the latest security measures and procedures. EDUCATION 2005 Masters Degree - Western Illinois University Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Thesis – Use of Force 2004 Masters Certificate- Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Western Illinois University 1998 Graduate FBI National Academy 193 Session 1997 Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command 1993 B.A. Labor Relations University of Illinois - Springfield AFFILIATIONS/AWARDS Crime Free International, “Chief of the Year” 2009 Chairman: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission 2005 - 2010 Member: Regional Wireless Cooperative (RWC) 2009 - 2010 Member: Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police 2002 - 2010 Member: West Valley Chief of Police Association 2002 - 2010 Member: Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Association 1998 - Present Member: Northwest Valley Salvation Army Board 2009 - Present Member: Board of Directors, Springfield Urban League 1995 - 1998 Member: Elder, Vineyard Church of Surprise 2002 - Present