Volunteer since 2017 in the areas of Training, Certification, and Volunteer Recognition.
Denise recently retired from a 25-year career in law enforcement with the Middletown Police Department in Connecticut. After working in several different units (Patrol, School Resource Officer, Narcotics, Major investigations Unit, Dive Team), she finished her career spearheading Middletown’s Computer Crimes Unit. As part of a regional lab, Denise was also a member of the CT State ICAC Unit.
After attending the IACIS BCFE course, Denise was duly impressed by the quality of the training and the dedication of the volunteers. She vividly remembers having difficulty with data runs in NTFS. She went to one of the optional evening labs, where she met volunteer Tish Murray. Tish spent two hours helping Denise understand data runs. Denise was so grateful from the patience and dedication she received from Tish. She knew immediately that she wanted to volunteer her time for this organization.
Currently, Denise is a contract instructor teaching computer forensics and serves on the Training Committee for IACIS. Denise’s family is her passion. Some of her proudest moments were pinning her oldest son’s badge and when her youngest son followed in her footsteps in a computer-related public service career. Although allergic to her dogs, they are also a part of her family and she often takes them for walks on the beach. Living on the Gulf Coast, she loves attending a good crawfish festival or barbeque but is not the type to linger at a wine tasting. Now that she is retired, Denise has discovered a new means of relaxation by volunteering at the Mississippi Insight Meditation, a community outreach center with a focus on mindfulness. Although she participates in their Buddhist meditative practices, Denise still finds it challenging to sit still for long periods at a time.