Stephen began his employment with the Peoria Police Department in 2007 and graduated from the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center in November. For the past 9 years he has worked as a Patrol Officer in the southern portion of the city on the graveyard shift and of February 2017, he has been assigned to the Peoria Police K9 Unit.
In 2011, He became a representative for the PPOA and then in 2015 filled in as the interim Secretary. He was then voted into office in 2016 as Secretary for the PPOA.
Other assignments with in the department include, Member of the SWAT Team, Firearms Instructor, Driving Instructor, High Risk Stop Instructor, Police Training Officer (Field Trainer) and Active Threat Instructor.
During his time as a Police Officer he has been awarded, Life Saving Award, Police Star, and (3) Achievement Awards.