Archives: Team Showcase

Mitch Brooks

Mitch’s firefighting career began in 1991 in the US Navy where he served four years as an E5 Shipboard Firefighter.  Mitch’s civilian career with the Baltimore City Fire Department included eight years with a Truck Company, another eight years as a Paramedic on a medic unit including being selected as one of two firefighter/paramedics to …

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Mike McDermott

Mike was born and raised in Queens, New York.  Joining NYPD is January 1987, his various assignments include:  NSU5, 34 Precinct, Police Academy Instructor, Street Crimes, Warrant Squad, CWIT, Joint Apprehension Warrant Squad (JAWS), 71 PDU. During Mike’s amazing career, he was awarded the Combat Cross medal and various Commendations and Meritorious police duty citations …

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George Torbert

At age 17, an Army recruiter approached George while he was cutting school. A few placement tests and parental approval, he later jointed the Army. He began his military career as an Army medic and graduated from the U.S. Army’s Practical Nurse Course in 1989. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2003. Like much …

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Matt Chrest

Matt began his public service in 2004 as a volunteer fireman/EMT-B in Harford County.  During his ten years of service, he attained the rank of Fire Sergeant.  This is where Matt’s desire to pursue a career in law enforcement began and he joined the Baltimore Police Department.  His police service started with mid-night shift foot …

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Michael F. Jones

Specialized traffic details and Flex unit. Officer of the Month March 2018 Officer of the Month November 2018 Officer of the Month May 2019 Silver Star recipient

Sgt. Kathy Jackson

Detective Sgt. Kathleen Jackson, (Retired) Baltimore Police Dept. (1995-2021). U.S. Army Veteran (1st Gulf Wartime Vet) 1987-1995. Kathy was the soldier of the year in 1990 at Ft. Meade and in 1991, she received the highest award, The Army Commendation Award. The National Law Enforcement and First Responder Wellness Center at Harbor of Grace is …

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Lt. Rob Quick

Rob retired from Baltimore Police Dept. after twenty-six years and a day. He performed a variety of supervisory tasks that include acting liaison between the BPD and various federal law enforcement partners including the DEA, ATF, FBI and U.S. Marshal Service.  Rob specialized in crisis management at a mid-level management position and supervised hundreds of …

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Sarah Dziwanowski

Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker and board approved social work supervisor.  She received her MSW from Tulane School of Social Work, with a concentration in disaster mental health in 2011. Sarah has worked in a variety of health care and interdisciplinary settings that include mobile crisis in Anne Arundel County specializing in grief, …

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John Becker, Jr.

John’s experience as a police officer, clinician, program director and peer gives him the total understanding of substance abuse and mental health challenges that our nation’s first responders face today.  John is the founder of Guardian Recovery Services, a private practice that provides counseling to First Responders. John holds a B.S. in Behavioral Health Counseling …

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