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Ron Otterbacher

2605 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite E Maitland, Florida 32751

Objective This document is to serve as a professional resume outlining professional,


educational, and personal qualifications.

Experience November 2009


Retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with 29 years of
service.

2009 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Captain/ High Risk Incident Commander
Currently command the Communications Section. Responsible for Public
Safety Communications and 911 Call Center for Orange County.
Command approximately 180 employees.

Status as a Captain due to the new administration eliminating the Division


Chief’s Position in the agency.

Currently Serve as a member of the Region 5 RDSTF Incident


Management Team (Operations Chief) Law Enforcement

2000-2008 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Division Chief
 Directs and/ or participates i n meetings in a m anner consistent with t he
development of t he S heriff's v ision s tatements and ag ency g oals and
objectives.
 Represent the S heriff's O ffice i n gener al a nd t he Sheriff i n par ticular
dealing with outside interests (e.g., individuals, groups, and other county
agencies).
 Gathers i nformation and solves em ergency pr oblems, as w ell as
requests requiring immediate attention.
 Identifies needs, prepares budgets and reviews and monitors accounts.
 Writes and/ or r eviews new pol icy s tatements f or appr opriate ar ea to
ensure consistency with existing policies.
 Institutes reporting procedures to monitor the progress of proposed
activities (e.g., expenditures, completion of objectives, acquisition of
personnel or property).
 Reviews and disseminates materials (e.g., memos, bulletins, publications
of relevance to law enforcement) to keep self and others informed.
 Provides direction and guidance for subordinates to assist them in
handling major and minor situations, and commands/supervises deputies
whose dut ies r equire t he pursuit, appr ehension, a nd ar rest o f l aw
violators.
 Performs ad ministrative an d t echnical f unctions un ique t o ar ea of
assignment.
 Immediately takes law enforcement action to pursue and apprehend law
violators.
 Performs other duties as directed.

Currently Serve as a member of the Region 5 RDSTF Incident


Management Team (Operations Chief) Law Enforcement

June 2007- Present Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Division Chief/ High Risk Incident Commander
Operational Services Division
 Management and leadership r esponsibilities f or di vision w hich includes
the T raining S ection, R ecords S ection, C ommunications S ection, F leet
Management S ection, Mat erial C ontrol and Supply Section, V olunteer
Services Section, Victim Services Section, Information Management
Services and the Chaplain Services Section.
 Responsible for high level administrative and technical law enforcement
work i n s upport of t he pol icies of t he S heriff. These r esponsibilities
include de velopment of budgets, manpower allocation and supervision,
and r epresenting t he S heriff i n t he c ommunity. The i ncumbent
supervises/commands law enf orcement members in the pursuit,
apprehension and ar rest of l aw violators, and i mmediately t akes l aw
enforcement action, when necessary, to apprehend law violators.
 Serve as C hairman of t he T actical E vent R eview Committee and t he
Loss Control Review Board.
 Serve as on e of t he ag ency’s H igh R isk I ncident C ommanders
responsible for overall command of any incident or deployment deemed
by the agency to be a high risk incident. This includes but is not limited to
Hostage S ituations, B arricaded S uspects, D ignitary P rotection D etails
(ex. P residential V isits), N atural D isasters, and l arge- scale l iaison with
the Fire Department or other members of Emergency Services.
 Instrumental in establishing current Command School, which brings
Command and Supervisory personnel from the Orange County Sheriff’s
Office, Orange County Fire Rescue Division and Orange County Public
Schools together in scenario training on the management of large scale
incidents and the utilization of the Incident Command System.
 My current assignment m akes m e r esponsible for t he l eadership and
management of 1,068 employees both sworn and civilian.
 Responsible for the management and utilization of a total annual budget
of $34,440,036 under my command

2003-2007 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Division Chief/ High Risk Incident Commander
Special Investigations Division
 Management and l eadership r esponsibilities f or t he division which
included t he N arcotics S ection, F ugitive U nit, Parcel I nterception U nit,
TIPS Squad, West Orange Task Force, the Commercial Carrier Unit and
the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. This included undercover and
covert operations.
 Served as I ncident C ommander f or t he B ravo ( night) S hift dur ing t he
impact of four hurricanes in 2004 that impacted Orange County.
 Served as agency administrative liaison to the DEA and ICE where we
had several deputies serving as members of associated task forces.
 Represented t he ag ency as a member o f Mayor Crotty’s
Methamphetamine Task Force.
 Implemented t he age ncy’s Commercial C arrier U nit an d I CE F inancial
Task Force.
 Served as Chairman of the Tactical Event Review Committee.
 Served as one of t he a gency’s High R isk I ncident C ommanders
responsible for overall command of any incident or deployment deemed
by the agency to be a high risk incident.

2000-2003 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Division Chief/ High Risk Incident Commander
Uniform Patrol Division
 Management and l eadership r esponsibilities f or t he division which
included Uniform Patrol Sector II, Uniform Patrol Sector IV, Aviation, East
Side TAC Unit, K-9, Mounted, East Side Watch Command, and the Field
Training and Evaluation Program.
 Served as part of a three person team responsible for re-configuring the
Uniform P atrol D ivision, c hanging di spatch c riteria, an d deployment of
personnel which r esulted i n a dec rease i n r esponse t imes and a
decrease in calls holding throughout the county.
 Responsible for deployment of personnel, tactical planning, and
command oversight of the Uniform Patrol Division (East).
 Served as Member of the Tactical Event Review Committee.
 Served as one of t he a gency’s High R isk I ncident C ommanders
responsible for overall command of any incident or deployment deemed
by the agency to be a high-risk incident.

1999-2000 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Captain/ High Risk Incident Commander Narcotics Section
 Responsible f or oper ational and m anagerial o versight of t he age ncy’s
undercover narcotics section.
 Responsible f or t he m anagement and ov ersight of t he age ncy’s
Investigative Funds.
 Responsible f or c oordination bet ween t he N arcotics Section and our
Federal Partners.
 Served as one of the agency’s High Risk Incident Commander

1997-2000 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Captain/ High Risk Incident Commander Uniform Patrol
 Responsible for operational and managerial oversight of a Uniform Patrol
Sector.
 Coordinated deployment and assignment of personnel.
 Implemented “Operation Trailblazer,” a very successful anti-crime detail
that s erved t o r educe dramatically t he violent c rime i n the ar ea of t he
“South Orange Blossom Trail.”
 Served as one of the agency’s High Risk Incident Commanders.

1993-1997 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Lieutenant/ Commander Specialized Patrol Division
 Served as the Operational Commander of Specialized Patrol Unit, which
included t he K-9 U nit, Mo unted U nit, R anch U nit a nd the A gricultural
Crimes Unit, determining appropriate training and proper deployment of
manpower.
 Served as an active K-9 Handler, as well as State Certified K-9 Trainer
and Evaluator.
 Member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team where I served as
the Counter Sniper Team Leader.

1990-1993 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Sergeant/ Uniform Patrol Division
 Serving as the primary supervisor of a squad or unit, responsible for
handling t he da y-to-day s upervision, doc umentation and training
necessary to maintain proper performance.
 During tenure as a sergeant, I served in the capacity of a Patrol
Supervisor, K-9 Supervisor and a member of the Special Weapons and
Tactics Team where I served as the Counter-Sniper Team Leader.

1987-1990 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Corporal/ Special Operations Group
 Initial s upervisory p osition r esponsible for as sisting t he S ergeant and
serving as the primary supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant.
 Assigned to the Tactical Unit, that was responsible for undercover
surveillance and the apprehension of Repeat Offenders.
 Served as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team where I
served as the Counter-Sniper Team Leader..
 Served as a K-9 Handler assigned to the Tactical Unit.

1983-1987 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Deputy Sheriff/ TAC Unit
 Served as a deputy assigned to the Tactical Unit.
 Responsible f or und ercover s urveillance an d a pprehension of V iolent
Offenders.
 Served as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
 Served as a K-9 Handler assigned to the Tactical Unit.

1981-1983 Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, FL


Deputy Sheriff/ Uniform Patrol Division
 Served as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.
 Responsible f or pr eventive patrolling, c riminal appr ehension, a nd t he
documentation of crimes.
 Served as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
 Served as a K-9 Handler assigned to the Tactical Unit.

1979-1981 Pine Castle Fire Department & Orlando, FL


Orange County Fire Department
Fire Fighter/ Paramedic
 Served as a F irefighter/Paramedic r esponsible f or F irst R esponse,
Triage, Treatment, and Transport, extrication, and fire suppression.
 CPR Instructor

1977-1979 Pine Castle Fire Department Orlando, FL


Fire Fighter/ EMT
 Served as a F irefighter/EMT r esponsible f or F irst R esponse, T riage,
Treatment, and Transport, extrication, and fire suppression.

Education Master of Science (2005)


University of Central Florida: Orlando, Florida
College of Health and Public Affairs
Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts (2003)


Columbia College: Orlando, Florida
Criminal Justice
Graduated Suma Cum Laude

Associates in Arts (2001)


Columbia College: Orlando, Florida
General Studies

High School Diploma (1977)


Oak Ridge High School: Orlando, Florida

Professional
Training 2007 National Incident Management
Certifications
ICS 100 Introduction to ICS
ICS 200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial
Action Incidents
ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding
Incidents
ICS 400 Advanced ICS Command and
General Staff- Complex Incidents
ICS 700 National Incident Management
System (NIMS), An Introduction
ICS 800 National Response Plan
ICS 430 Operations Section Chief "All Risk"
2006 Drug Unit Commanders Academy
Drug Enforcement Administration Academy
Quantico, Virginia

2005 Senior Management Institute for Police


Police Executive Research Forum

2001 Consequences of Terrorism


Emergency Management Institute
Department of Homeland Security

1999 State and Local Anti-Terrorism Response


and Preparedness
Bureau of Justice Assistance

1998 Compstat Conference


New York Police Department

1998 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic


Concepts
National Fire Academy

1994 Command Officer’s Development Course


Southern Police Institute
University of Louisville

1991 Instructor Techniques


Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute

1991 Law Enforcement Counter-Sniper School


GYSGT Carlos Hathcock
Virginia Beach Department of Police

1989 40 Hour Police K-9 Training Instructor


Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute

1984-1993 400 Hr. Basic K-9 Handler Course X 3


Central Florida Criminal Justice Regional
Training Center

1986 Supervisory Training Course


Orange County Sheriff’s Office
1986 Protective Security Operations Course
Diplomatic Security Service
U.S. Department of State

1985 Police Supervision


Institute of Police Technology and
Management
University of North Florida

1985 Firearms Instructors Training Course #92


United States Secret Service
James J. Rowley Training Center
Beltsville, MD

1984 Counter –Sniper Class 84-6


United States Army Marksmanship Training
Unit
Fort Meade, MD

1983 Special Weapons and Tactics Seminar


Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

1980 Law Enforcement Academy


Police Officer Minimum Standards
Seminole Community College

1979 Emergency Technician II/Paramedic Training


Valencia Community College

1977 Emergency Medical Technician Training


Valencia Community College

1977 Firefighter Minimum Standards


Central Florida Fire Training Academy

Skills Administration: Possess executive level experience in leadership,


project management, communication, policy
development, comprehensive reporting and
presentation development and budgeting.

Received the Administrative E xcellence A ward f rom


the O range County Sheriff’s O ffice f or out standing
administrative per formance as w ell as t he S heriff’s
Citation for the development of the “Command
School” w hich i s a model t raining pr ogram i ncluding
disciplines from law enforcement, fire service and
public schools. Program teaches Emergency
Management, I ncident C ommand and t he r ole an d
practice of Unified Command. Received the
Commendation Award from Madison County Florida,
for recent response as part of the Incident
Management Team for t heir r ecent f loods i n nor th
Florida. Further awards listed below.

Group Dynamics: Experienced in formal committees, group leadership,


setting group goals, objectives, and team building.

Governmental
Relations: Served on several multi-disciplined committees,
member of a multi-disciplined Critical Incident
Management Team for Region 5 RDSTF as
well as the agency liaison to several local and
federal agencies.

Public Speaking: Experienced as an instructor, Command Staff


Member, and guest speaker in community
and professional settings.

Personal Interests Songwriting & motorcycle riding

Professional
Synopsis My entire adult life since graduation from high
school has been spent in public service. My public
service began as a F irefighter/EMT for t he P ine C astle
Fire Department in Orlando, Florida. After several years
I became a Firefighter/ Paramedic which was the
position I held until leaving the fire service in 1981.

In 1981, I bec ame a m ember of t he O range C ounty


Sheriff’s Office in Orlando Florida. To this date I
continue to serve the citizens of Orange County. During
my tenure with the Sheriff’s Office I have been as signed
to the Uniform Patrol Division, the Specialized Patrol
Division, t he Special I nvestigations D ivision, S pecial
Operations Group, the Fleet and Facilities Security
Division and the Operational Services Division.

I have served in the capacity of a Deputy Sheriff, Deputy


First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant,
Commander, C aptain and Division C hief. F or f ourteen
years I was a m ember o f the S heriff’s O ffice S pecial
Weapons and Tactics Team. I was fortunate to be a K-9
handler for the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit for approximately
seventeen years w here I a lso s erved as a K -9 T rainer
and K -9 E valuator. I w as a lso t he c ommander for t he
Narcotics Unit and have had units such as the Mounted
Unit, A gricultural C rimes, Marine Unit and A viation Unit
under my command. During my career I have served as
a primary instructor for Special Weapons Seminars, K-9
Basic and K-9 Specialty Schools, as well as the
primary i nstructor for numerous B lock and I n-Service
Training for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

During my career with the Orange County Sheriff’s


Office, I have been awarded the Administrative
Excellence Award, Medal of Merit, Sheriff’s
Citation and the Sheriff’s Combat Ribbon on two
occasions, several commendations as well as
several Unit Citation Awards as well as a
Commendation Award from Madison County Florida
for assistance provided to them during the floods of
2009 in my capacity as a member of the RDSTF
Incident Management Team