Bachelor in Criminal Justice with honors, St. Leo College, 1976. Master of Arts in Public Administration, Golden Gate University, 1980.
From police officer to chief of police, Florida Police Department, St. Petersburg, 1960-1974; chief of police, Florida Police Department, St. Petersburg, 1974-1980; chief of police, Charlotte (North Carolina) Police Department, 1980-1985; director Bureau Justice Assistance, Department Justice, Washington, 1985-1987; chief of police, Cape Coral (Florida) Police Department, 1987-1988; chief of police, Dallas Police Department, 1988-1990; director Criminal Justice Institute, St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, since 1990. Chair United States Attorney General's Task Force on Missing/Exploited Children. Representative United States-Third International Seminar of Higher Specialization of Police Forces, U. Messina, Sicily and Rome.
Interim assistant city manager St. Petersburg, 1992. Member Police Executive Research Forum (president, Leadership award), Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association (president).
Married Jo Dee Vines, July 12, 1957. Children: Michael, Kim.