Daniel Fackel, Capstone Director
Mr. Fackel holds a Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in Police Science and a Master’s of Science degree from Georgetown University in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Disease.
Mr. Fackel has been working in the law enforcement field as Deputy Sheriff II at Arlington County (VA) Sheriff’s Office for nearly thirteen years with duties ranging from Field Training Officer (FTO), General Instructor to Defensive Tactics Instructor. During this period, he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan assigned as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence Officer, and as an Electronic Warfare Officer. He also holds areas of expertise as an Operations Security (OPSEC) Officer, Anti-terrorism (AT) Officer and a Physical Security Officer.
He is currently a Captain (O3-E) in the Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs (38A) Officer. He also recently transitioned from law enforcement to Toeroek Associates, Inc. as a Senior Scientist working for the Department of Defense (DoD).
Rodney Parks, Academic Director
Rodney Parks served 31 years in law enforcement, thirty with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C.
Parks received his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the 201st session of the F.B.I. National Academy. While with the MPD he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief and served in various assignments from patrol, homicide and criminal investigations commander, asst. director of continuing studies at the Police Academy, internal affairs, disciplinary review, recruiting and human resources units. Parks began his experience as an instructor of law enforcement topics while with the MPD and has continued instructing law enforcement seminars locally and in other parts of the U.S. He is an adjunct professor with the University of the District of Columbia Community College. He has instructed internationally in Trinidad and Tobago and lectured to various international audiences. He has coached youth sports for the Catholic Youth Organization. He is married, a father of four, and grandfather of three.