Resume

Donald Demar

Email: ddemar66@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

Detail-oriented and highly analytical security professional with over 30 years of experience in physical security planning, implementation, and evaluation. Proven ability to identify security vulnerabilities and develop effective physical security solutions. Skilled in conducting physical security assessments and audits, as well as in developing security policies and procedures. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Experience

05/08/2022 – PRESENT

NER PHYSICAL SECURITY SPECIALIST, USCIS

  • Conduct physical security assessments and audits of USCIS facilities to identify vulnerabilities and recommend corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement physical security policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure compliance with federal regulations and USCIS requirements.
  • Plan and oversee the installation and maintenance of security systems, including access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance systems.
  • Develop and manage the physical security budget for USCIS facilities.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and stakeholders to develop and implement security plans for joint events and operations.
  • Provide physical security training and awareness programs to USCIS personnel.
  • Investigate security incidents and violations and recommend appropriate disciplinary actions.
  • Supervise and mentor physical security staff to ensure high-quality performance and adherence to security protocols.

03/13/2022 – 05/07/2022

MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST, Enforcement Removal Operations, IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

Position Summary:

The Mission Support Specialist critically supports the Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) section of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The primary responsibility of this position is to provide administrative, logistical, and project support to ERO field offices and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage logistical and administrative support for ERO field offices and staff, including travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and coordinating with other agencies.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, budgets, and status reports using various software programs and databases to track progress and outcomes.
  • Conduct research and analysis on various administrative and logistical issues and recommend improvements to senior management.
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services while ensuring compliance with federal regulations and procurement policies.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including other government agencies, community organizations, and private sector partners.
  • Provide training and guidance to ERO staff on administrative and logistical procedures, policies, and systems.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop contingency plans to ensure the safety and security of ERO staff during field operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

05/15/2021 – 03/12/2022

Adult Protective Services Investigator, State of Vermont

Position Summary:

The Adult Protective Services Investigator is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults in the State of Vermont. The primary responsibility of this position is to assess and evaluate reports of abuse or neglect, conduct interviews, and gather evidence to determine the validity of the allegations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and review reports of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults and determine the appropriate level of response.
  • Conduct interviews with the alleged victim, family members, caregivers, and other relevant parties to gather information and evidence.
  • Conduct home visits to assess the living situation and well-being of the alleged victim.
  • Document findings and observations in written reports and maintain accurate and complete case files.
  • Develop and implement service plans to address the needs and safety of the alleged victim and coordinate with other agencies to provide necessary support services.
  • Testify in court proceedings to provide evidence and support for findings and recommendations.
  • Participate in training and continuing education programs to maintain knowledge and skills related to adult protective services.

03/29/2019 – 05/13/2021

Detective Sergeant, Colchester Police Department

Position Summary:

The Detective Sergeant is responsible for supervising the investigative division of the Colchester Police Department. This position's primary responsibility is overseeing and coordinating criminal case investigations, ensuring that research is conducted effectively, efficiently, and professionally.

Key Responsibilities:

· Supervise and coordinate the work of detectives and other investigative personnel assigned to the division.

· Review and assign cases for investigation, ensuring they are investigated thoroughly and promptly.

· Assist with investigations when necessary, including conducting interviews, gathering evidence, and providing expertise on investigative techniques and procedures.

· Develop relationships with other law enforcement agencies and community organizations to enhance investigative capabilities and resources.

· Participate in developing policies and procedures related to investigative practices and standards.

· Provide training and guidance to detectives and other personnel on investigative techniques, procedures, and best practices.

· Coordinate with the district attorney's office and other agencies on cases that may result in criminal prosecution.

· Prepare and present reports and briefings on investigative activities and case progress to senior management.

1996 to 2000 & 2014 to 2019

Detective Corporal, Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations

Position Summary:

The Detective Corporal assigned to the Special Investigations Unit is responsible for conducting complex and specialized investigations related to organized crime, narcotics, gangs, financial crimes, and other criminal activities. This position requires extensive experience and knowledge in investigations, intelligence gathering, and evidence collection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • A multi-disciplinary investigation approach, collaborating routinely with several state and federal agencies.
  • Investigation of various crimes committed against children, including but not limited to sexual and physical abuse.
  • Investigation of adult sexual assaults and other sexual offenses.
  • Investigating crimes of sexual assault, human trafficking, and severe child abuse.
  • Received and evaluated Court Paperwork submitted by SIU Detectives for criminal cases.
  • Assisted District and US Attorneys on criminal appeals and petitions.
  • Collaborating with Detectives from multiple agencies, social workers, attorneys, and victim’s advocates.
  • Providing customer services to victims by answering questions and connecting them with support services.
  • Developed and evaluated cases submitted to CUSI for evidentiary facts and circumstances relating to the use and made appropriate determinations, decisions, and recommendations.
  • Reviewed and evaluated investigative intake reports and case records.
  • Reviewed and made decisions about the acceptability and legality of evidence submitted for judicial consideration.

Acknowledgments:

  • State of Vermont; Chittenden County Sex Offender Registry Coordinator.
  • Member of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office; Human Trafficking Task Force.
  • Member of the State of Vermont, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
  • Instructor for the Vermont Police Academy.

1985 to 2014

Master sergeant, us army/VTARNG

The Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of a Combat Outpost, Charikar, Afghanistan (2010)

Position Summary:

The Master Sergeant in charge of a Combat Outpost in Afghanistan is responsible for the outpost's leadership, management, and overall operation. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure the safety and security of all personnel and equipment and to provide leadership and guidance to subordinate personnel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Command and control the Combat Outpost, ensuring all personnel and equipment safety and security.

· Plan and direct defensive and offensive operations, including establishing and maintaining security perimeters, patrols, and other measures to protect the outpost.

· Manage and supervise subordinate personnel, including providing leadership, training, and guidance to ensure mission success.

· Maintain communication with higher headquarters and other units to coordinate operations and support requests.

· Maintain and manage logistics, including coordinating resupply efforts, handling equipment, and maintaining accountability of all resources.

· Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

· Ensure that all personnel adheres to proper safety protocols and procedures.

  • Prepare and present reports and briefings on operational activities and readiness status to senior leadership.

Theater Awards:

  • Bronze Star
  • Army Commendation
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Afghanistan Theater Campaign Medal
  • Overseas Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal

Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Personal Security Detail

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the personal protection of the Ranking Official, Dignitary, and assigned Principals.
  • Followed PSD security procedures to ensure mission compliance effectively.
  • Assisted in developing PSD policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure mission-required performance.
  • Performed personnel protective service detail assignments as they pertained to assigned programs.
  • Responsible for safe operations of assigned PSD transportation to ensure principals’ safety, including mobile, air, and static venue operations.
  • Utilized special weapons and tactics to ensure mission success.
  • Conducted protective formation positions daily.
  • Conducted advanced security reconnaissance of projected routes.
  • Conducted static security assignments.
  • Precluded behavior that would reflect poorly on the Command, the Department of Defense, or the Government of the assigned country.
  • Presented a clean and professional appearance.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by management.

Education

01/2023 to 06/14/2024

Master of Science (MS), National American University, Strategic Security and Protection Management

06/2006

Bachelor of Science, Charter Oak State College

06/2000

ASSOCIATE DEGREE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT

Skills

  • More than thirty years of police, detective, and military experience.
  • Prepared well-written correspondence, including security evaluation summaries.
  • Issued written correspondence with individuals and government agencies for additional information.
  • Extensive knowledge of security control measures, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior breadth of safety protection for military, government, and civilian personnel.
  • Collected and developed information from various sources to build security controls over a broad to identify and institute security programs.
  • Ability to plan and conduct sensitive and complex security control measures, broad in scope.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.
  • A highly motivated individual that needs little to no supervision.
  • Excellent familiarity with government physical security protocols.
  • Commander, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 26-2: Led and managed a group of combat veterans in organizing and participating in various community service events, fundraising efforts, and awareness campaigns for veterans' issues.

Activities

  • Member, IAABO Board 105: Acted as a liaison between high school basketball officials and school administrators, coaches, and players to ensure fair and safe play. Participated in regular meetings to review and discuss rule changes and officiating techniques.
  • High School Basketball Referee (20+ years): I officiated high school basketball games fairly and impartially, ensuring all players' safety and sportsmanship. Through interactions with players, coaches, and spectators, I developed strong communication and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Left Time Member, American Legion: Participated in various events and programs that support veterans and their families. Contributed to fundraising efforts and advocacy for veterans' issues.
  • High School/Middle School Football, Basketball, and Baseball Coach: I coached and mentored young athletes, helping them develop their skills and achieve their goals. I also cultivated teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship among team members.
  • Travel: Enjoy traveling to warm areas on vacation, experiencing new cultures, and trying fresh foods. Developed vital planning and organization skills through research, budgeting, and booking travel arrangements.
  • These activities showcase leadership, teamwork, communication, community service skills, and a passion for sports and travel.