Robert began his law enforcement career in Waco, Texas as a police cadet in June of 1982. He was accepted into the Waco Police Academy in March of 1983. After graduating from the Waco Police Academy in June of 1983, he was assigned to the Patrol Division where he later served as a Field Training Officer.
In June of 1988, Robert was accepted into the Dallas Police Academy. While attending the Dallas Police Academy, he served as the president of academy class #207. Robert graduated #1 academically and #3 overall in a class of 50 recruits. He also received the DOC RINK Award, which is given to the recruit with the highest situation simulation exercise score. One of his fondest memories includes speaking at the graduation ceremony on November 11th, 1988, as president of his academy class.
In October of 1994, Robert joined the University Park Police Department. He worked in many capacities while employed with the University Park Police Department. He served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Field Training Coordinator, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer, and Court Bailiff. He advanced through the ranks very quickly; becoming the first African American sergeant, lieutenant, and captain in the history of the University Park Police Department.
He was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Duncanville, Texas on February 5th, 2007. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall operations of the Duncanville Police Department, including formulation and control of the annual police department budget, development and dissemination of police written directives, promotions and assignment of police personnel.
Robert is a graduate of the 38th Management College from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano, Texas. He is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Session #216, in Quantico, Virginia. He holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). He has obtained training in advanced police administration, criminal justice administration, criminal justice human resource management, media relations, internal affairs investigations, community policing, and police ethics.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Northwood University located in Cedar Hill, Texas and he holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Management from Amberton University, which is located in Garland, Texas.
Robert is involved in many professional organizations and community groups, including the North Texas Police Chiefs Association, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He also serves on the Boards of the Duncanville Independent School District’s Education Foundation, Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Tri-City Animal Shelter, and Brighter Tomorrows.