• Certifications

  • PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING OBTAINED BY DETECTIVE WITHERINGTON

    -    May1995, Basic drug recognition and enforcement tactics at the City of Mobile, Alabama Police Academy.

    -    December 2000, Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Alabama.  Focusing on Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sociology.  

    -    July 2003, Entrance level training in the identification of controlled dangerous substances at the Montgomery County Police Training Academy.

    -    August 2001, Five (5) hours Surveillance Detection Instruction.  DynCorp International Police Programs.

    -    September 2004, Five (5) Day Course, Crisis Intervention Team Certification; Montgomery County Police and the Office of Health and Human Services. 

         Montgomery County Police Department Public Service Training Academy.   

    -    September 2005, Eight (8) hour course; Internet & e-mail investigations.  Montgomery County Police Department.

    -    October 2005, Eight (8) hour course; Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Louisiana State 

         University Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education.  South Eastern Public Safety Institute.


    -    November 2005, eight (8) hour course; Vehicle Interdiction- the complete vehicle stop vehicle searches and hidden compartments (8 hour course)

    -    January   2006, Field Training Officer School, Montgomery County Police Department Public Service Training Academy (PSTA)

    -    January   2006, Project Lifesaver.  Montgomery County Police Department Public Service Training Academy (PSTA).

    -    May2006, Five (5) Day Course; Vehicle Theft Investigations.  Montgomery County Police Department Public Service Training Academy (PSTA)

    -    November 2006, Three (3) Day Course; Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques.  John E. Reid and Associates.

    -    November 2006 Sixteen (16) hour course; Introduction to Conspiracy Investigations.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Sixteen (16) hour course; Drug Identification.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Sixteen (16) hour course; Introduction to Patrol Drug Investigation.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Sixteen (16) hour course; Surveillance Operations.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Sixteen (16) hour course; Airport Investigations.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Sixteen (16) hour course; Introduction to Highway/Rural Drug Investigations.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    November 2006, Seven (7) Day course; Undercover Drug Law Enforcement Training.  Northeast Counterdrug Training Center.

    -    September 2006, Three (3) Day Narcotic Investigators Information Sharing Conference.  Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network.


    -    May 2007, Two (2) Day Firearms Investigators School.  U.S. Department of Justice, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  (A.T.F.)

    -    August 9th 2007, Qualified as an expert in the District Court of Maryland by Judge James Sarsfield for Controlled Dangerous Substances relating to surveillance, 

         CDS recognition, CDS detection and CDS investigation.  

    -    June 6th 2007, Three (3) Day Course; Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement School. National Highway traffic Safety administration Region III.

    -    September 24th 2007, Five (5) Day (40) hour Course; Tactical Drug Operations.  Multi--jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Introduction to Money Laundering.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Police Intelligence.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; introduction to Clandestine Laboratory Investigations.      Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Command and Control Overview.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Introduction to Interview and Interrogation.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Criminal street Gangs Overview.   Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    October 2007, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Ethical Issues and Decisions in Law Enforcement.       Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.    

    -    November 2007, Forty (40) hour Course; Basic Investigators School.  Montgomery County Police Department.  

    -    November 2007, Two (2) Day Course; Clandestine Lab Investigations.  Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy.   Washington/ Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity      

         Drug Trafficking Area) and Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.     

    -    January 2008, Three (3) Day Course; Title III (wiretaps and electronic surveillance) Elkridge, Maryland. Washington/Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking

         Area)

    -    February, 2008,  Two (2) Day Course;   Gang Investigations.  La Plata, Maryland.  Washington/ Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity   Drug Trafficking Area) and

         Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.   

    -    February, 2008, Eight  (8) Hour Course; Marijuana Grow Investigations.  Elkridge, Maryland.  Washington/ Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)  

         and Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.        

    -    February 2008, Sixteen (16) hour, (2 Day) Course; Criminal Street Gangs Strategic Operations.  Elkridge, Maryland.  Washington/Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity

         Drug Trafficking Area) and Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Taskforce Training.    

    -    February 2008, Ten (10) Hour Course; Drug Investigations.  Rockville, Maryland.  Montgomery County Public Safety Academy.   

    -    March 2008, Twenty-Four (24) Hour (3 Day) Course; Supervising Counterdrug Operations.  Elkridge, Maryland.  Washington/Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity Drug

         Trafficking Area) and Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Taskforce Training.    

    -    May 2008, Eight (8) Hour Course; Identity Theft.  Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy.  Rockville, Maryland.   

    -    September 2008, Twenty (20) Hour Course; Undercover Conceal Carry.  Applied Science for Public Safety

    -    October 2008, Highway Drug Interdiction, Roadside Interrogation and Hidden compartments.  Ohio State Police, Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law

         Enforcement network (MAGLOCLEN)

    -    October 2008, Undercover Operations;  Las Vegas Department of Public Safety,   Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement network

         (MAGLOCLEN)

    -    March 2009, Sixteen (16) Hour Course; Risk Management and Violence in Undercover Operations.  Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training.

    -    March 2009, Eight (8) Hour Course;Basic Narcotics Investigations and Undercover Techniques.  Signal 13 Training, Drug Enforcement Training Series.

    -    August 2009,     Thirty-six (36) Hour Course; 14th Annual Covert Ops Training Seminar.  Las Vegas, Nevada, International Association of Undercover Officers