Eric was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He had the honor of beginning his law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1995. He worked road patrol for three years before earning the position of Field Training Officer (FTO). Shortly after becoming a FTO he was transferred into the Youth Services Section where he was appointed to the position of Corporal in the Youth Resource Unit. While in the unit he worked juvenile related crimes and served on a Multi-Agency Gang Task Force which served the Tampa Bay Area.
After approximately a year in the Youth Services Section Eric was transferred to a Detective position in Crimes Against Children and worked those cases until early 2000, when he was reassigned to Major Crimes working primarily Homicides, Sex Crimes and Robberies until his promotion to Sergeant in May of 2007. For the next seven months he worked in the Patrol Division until December of 2007, at which time, he was privileged to be brought back into the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Sergeant of the Major Crimes and Victim Advocate Units. During his tenure as Sergeant in that unit, he oversaw the investigation of violent crimes and victim services.
In May of 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant by Sheriff Chris Nocco, and appointed to oversee the Major Crimes Section where he supervised Major Crimes, Missing Persons, Sex Offender, Cyber Crimes, Economic Crimes and Victim Advocate units, as well as overseeing the Pasco Sheriff’s Office MAC Team. In October of 2014, Eric transferred back to Patrol Operations working in District III Patrol as a Nightshift Platoon Commander until his promotion to Captain in May of 2015. Since being promoted to Captain, Eric has had the honor of serving in the Field Operations Bureau, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau, and is now currently serving the Operational Logistics Bureau overseeing Special Projects.
In 2005, Eric was awarded Detective of the Year, and the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for his investigative work that resulted in solving a 33-year-old case, and helping to develop the Pasco Sheriff’s Sex Offender Unit. He also received another Special Recognition Award, from The Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board for his involvement in the investigations of the Murders and Abductions of Jessica Lunsford and Sara Lunde. In November of 2014, Eric had the honor of assisting the Pasco Sheriff’s Office earn National Certification of their Missing Abducted Child (MAC) Team. He is also a member of the National Homicide Investigators Association, a member of the Southern Association of Voice Stress Analyst, a founding member of (CART) the Tampa Bay Child Abduction Response Team, and previously served on the Tampa Bay US Secret Service Task Force.
Eric studied Criminal Justice at St. Leo University, he also attended St. Leo’s Command Management Program, as well as the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Leadership Program. He guest lectures at USF, PHSC, and for the Florida Sheriff’s Association on various criminal justice topics. Eric also currently serves on the Pasco Kids First Executive Board of Directors, and is a Board of Directors Member for Crime Stoppers. His time spent away from the Pasco Sheriff’s office is dedicated to his wife of over 20 years and his 3 children.