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 and Patrol Training Officer in the southern district of Peoria on the graveyard shift. As of February 2017, he successfully earned an assignment as a Peoria Police K9 Unit.
In 2011, He became a representative for the PPOA, and in 2015 serving as the interim E-Board Secretary. He was then voted into office in 2016 and 2017 retaining his position as Secretary.
He has successfully completed multiple assignments and roles within the department to include, Special Assignments Unit (SAU) SWAT operator, Firearms Instructor, Driving Instructor, High Risk Stop Instructor, Police Training Officer (PTO) and Active Threat Instructor.
During his time as a Police Officer he has been awarded, Life Saving Award, Police Star, and (3) Achievement Awards.