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Wendell Owen Leigh Jr.
1971 W Gardenia Dr
Citrus SpringsFL 34434
Career Objective
Seeking a challenging, rewarding, and high energy work environment. A desire to join a career family that can provide growth and stability, that utilize my experience and education to its fullest, while offering growth in those areas.
  • Excellent people-to-people skills. Able to quickly build rapport and establish trust.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Articulate and personable.
  • Experienced and comfortable working in high-stress, quick-response situations in the field.
  • Accustomed to working in tightly regulated environments requiring strict compliance with operational, law enforcement and safety regulations.
  • High computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Experience managing and instructing large groups of individuals.
  • Critical thinking skills with solution based results.
  • Ability to resolve disputes timely.
  • Strong experience with multi-tasking, time management, and the management of personnel.
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, 2011
Rasmussen College, Ocala, FL
Graduated with honors - 3.5GPA
Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training (56 hours), Central Florida Community College,2004
Graduated CFCC with a 3.5GPA and hired as a student tutor for class #228.

Certified Correctional Officer
, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 2004

First Responder/CPR Certification, Central Florida Community College, 2004

Class D Security License, Florida Department of Agriculture, 2008
Employment Experience
2008Non-Secure Programs Inc.  Ocala, FL
Residential Supervisor
  • Successful leader, equally effective as member of a team.
  • Highly organized able to multi-task and accomplish multiple objectives.
  • Professional demeanor and attentive to detail.
  • Random drug screening of residents.
  • Performed residential searches for contraband.
  • Tracked residents through drug treatment programs and off-site employment to maintain compliance with State requirements.
  • Interactions with the public to insure the residents compliance.
  • Performed well-being and security checks on the residential dorms.
  • Provided assistance and medical care to residents as needed.
  • Maintained professionalism with residents, social workers, local police and Probation Officers.
  • Compiled resident files and maintained event logs daily.
  • Performed searches of the resident's person and belongings upon return to the facility.
  • Provided assistance to residents with medical or psychological needs or referred to appropriate programs.
2003 To 2007State of Florida - Department of Corrections  Lowell, FL
Correctional Officer
  • Oversaw daily operations of the inmate population.
  • Control Room Officer duties included issuing of weapons, key control, log and report writing, management of security personnel resources and inmate movements.
  • Ensured strict compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Managed emergency response as necessary to violent, medical and other situations within the scope of department procedures, based on need and available personnel.
  • Performed scheduled and intermittent safety and security checks on inmate populations to insure compliance with State Statutes and inmate/Officer safety.
  • Provided assistance to inmates with medical and psychological issues providing referral to appropriate programs.
  • Qualified yearly in firearms and defensive tactics for proficiency required by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • Responded to emergency situations within the facility to maintain order of the inmate population.
  • Provided secure medical transportation and protection of the public while outside the facility.
  • Maintained security logs of events.
  • Provided information as allowed to the public seeking information.
  • Used handheld radio and base station communications using 10 code system.
  • Directed Officers on daily operations and provided instructions based on State Statutes.
  • Performed investigations of incidents. Documented investigations with incident reports, witness statements; to include video records and medical personnel's reports and filed for possible use in future courtroom proceedings.
  • Carried firearms when necessary.
  • Used and carried chemical agents per Department Policy and Procedures.
  • Completed yearly CPR and First Aid certifications.
03/2013-PresentThe Salvation Army  330 N Magnolia Ave
Lab Technician
Assists the drug screen administrator in collection of client specimens, oversees the collection process when necessary and takes over the duties of the drug screen administrator when necessary.

Enters client payments into the appropriate system.

Generates chain of custody forms and labels for specimen bottles, paperwork, and test tubes.

Ensures proper handling and storage of specimen bottles and test tubes.

Enters data into appropriate computer systems.

Generates new color code cards for random sampling as needed.

Ensures the laboratory screening system is prepared and ready for daily screening by filling the system, loading the controls, and running the controls to ensure calibration is within proper range.

Runs the daily samples.

Processes daily reports and matches to chain of custody forms.

Appears in court when subpoenaed to testify as to chain of custody procedures.