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Professor Vita: Crystal Huetras-Baker

Crystal Huertas-Baker, Professor, Course 401


Crystal Huetras-Baker
Executive Assistance to the Assistant Chief of Police
Palm Bay Police Department
Melbourne, FL

 

Skills Summary

Law Enforcement, Security, Forensic Psychology, Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Change Management, Conflict Management, Performance Management, Training and Development, and Administrative. 

Experience

August 2002

to

June 2008

United States Air Force                                                              

Desk Sergeant

Directed Security Forces patrols to maximize response to base populace during emergency incidents.

 

March 2009

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May 2010

United States Air Force                                                                    

Flight Chief

Recruited and trained 35 personnel to perform critically certified duties to accomplish base security and law enforcement responses.  Conducted new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives. 

 

March 2009

to

March 2011

United States Air Force                                                                    

Investigator

Directed Investigative measures to maximize judicial process of Air Force members.  Developed reports and crime statistics for the commander and organized community law enforcement involvement to reduce crime rates. 

 

May 2010

to

November 2010

United States Air Force (Deployed)                                             

Noncommissioned Officer In Charge of Operations

Identified staff vacancies and recruited, interviewed and selected applicants.  Advised managers on organizational policy matters and recommend needed changes.  Answered employee questions regarding career advancement and job placement and resolved any issues. 

 

March 2011

to

March 2013

United States Air Force                                                                      

Executive Assistant to the Command Chief

Served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.  Directed Command Chief's daily calendar to maximize administrative reports, job placement standards, researching key issues and staffing critical decisions for managers. 

 

March 2013

to

August 2014

United States Air Force                                                                      

Instructor Supervisor, Security Forces Academy

Directed personnel, training and labor relations activities.  Conducted new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward Air Force standards and objectives.  Led a team of nine instructors performing day to day management of new employees.  Implemented and oversaw key training objectives to identify special employee skills as well as physical and mental capabilities. 

 

October 2015

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Current

 

Palm Bay Police Department                                                                 

Executive Assistance to the Financial Management Unit

Directed future shift schedules to maximize officer coverage over city patrol zones.  Developing processes to maintain records on attrition/retention rates for sworn officer within the department.  Manages awards program, performance management system, records retention, and city website.

 

Education

2011

Community College of the Air Force                                        Maxwell AFB, AL

Associate of Science: Police Science

Coursework in Criminal Justice.

 

2013

Community College of the Air Force                                        Maxwell AFB, AL

Associate of Science: Instructor of Technology and Military Science

Coursework in Training and Instruction.

 

2014

Kaplan University                                                                                   Davenport, IA

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice

Focus in Forensic Psychology.  Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

2015

Argosy University                                                                                        Orange, CA

Master of Arts: Industrial Organizational Psychology

Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

 

Current

Northcentral University                                                                         Scottsdale, AZ

Doctoral Student: Industrial Organizational Psychology