Rick served a total of 29 years in Nevada law enforcement
with two different agencies. During his
career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Rick served in a variety of
positions including jail operations, patrol, investigations, coroner
investigations and SWAT. With the Nevada
Department of Public Safety, Rick served in the Investigation Division – Major
Crimes Unit, Nevada Threat Analysis Center, Office of Professional Responsibility,
and Polygraph Examiner. Rick was trained
as a polygraph examiner after retirement and went back to work for DPS as an
examiner for three more years.
Prior to entering law enforcement, Rick served as a “Green
Beret” for the US Army 5th Special Forces Group where he was part of
a hostage rescue “A” Detachment. Rick
was responsible for explosive entry for the team as well as a weapons
specialist. Twenty-three years later,
Rick joined the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing,
where he served as a Security Forces Craftsman for four years.
Rick holds a license as a polygraph examiner and he conducts
law enforcement pre-employment testing for a variety of agencies in
Nevada. Rick is the third generation of
four generations of soldiers in his family, as well as the second generation of
three to have served in law enforcement.