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George H. Wissmiller Resumé
((Printable Version))

2048 Windstream Ct.
Jamestown, NC, 27282-7929
Phone: (872) 222-6860
E-Mail: george@wissmiller.org
Updated 5/20/18

Personal:

  • Born - November 16, 1948
  • Married - 3 grown children
  • Height - 5’11
  • Weight - 240
  • Retired from the Champaign Police Department in November 1998.
  • Started Wissmiller Computer Services, a computer consulting business, in 1990
  • Built my own house
  • Blessed with excellent health
  • 9/2016 we moved to High Point, North Carolina (with a Jamestown mailing address)

Hobbies:

  • Sailing, motorcycles, Tae Kwon Do, travel, shooting, SCUBA diving, stained, slumped and fused glass, kayaking, swimming, and writing.
  • Three month long trips to China.
  • Written a book about my police experiences - several stories have been published but the book is not published yet.
  • Exercise regularly and stay in shape.

Professional Experience:

  • 1969 - 1971, U.S. Army
    • 2 year enlistment Military Policeman
    • Fort Ord California Prison Guard
    • Fort Ord Prisoner transport duty to Leavenworth Honorably discharged as SP4
  • 1974 - 1998, Champaign Police Department, Champaign, IL
    • Senior Patrol Officer
    • Member of Team Police Unit
    • Field Training Officer
    • Breathalyzer Operator most of my career
    • Vice Officer
    • Traffic Radar Instructor
    • Uniform Crime Scene Technician
    • Set up the Crime Scene Technician Program.
    • Helped train the technicians
    • Court Qualified Fingerprint Expert
    • Northwestern trained traffic crash reconstructionist
    • Handled several serious officer-involved accidents because of my training
    • Qualified Subject Matter Expert at CPD in:
      • Crime Scenes
      • Fingerprinting
      •  Traffic Radar and Computers
      • Computer Programmer and Instructor
      • Application setup of in-house computers for various departments
      • Designed and implemented by myself the extensive software used for years to handle all Offense Reports
      • Designed and implemented software to track towed vehicles
      • Limited work on the City of Champaign's Prime system
      • Limited work on the Metropolitan Computer Aided Dispatch System (METCAD) IBM AS400 system
      • Did quite a bit of public speaking and Crime Stoppers spots on TV
      • LEF Explorer advisor at local and state level
      • Set up and helped with various training programs
  • 1975 - Present, Stained Glass Commission work, and repair out of my home shop.
    • made and sold several panels with over 250 pieces of glass and numerous others.
    • 1990 - 1998, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
      • Instructor at Police Training Institute
        • Taught Basic and Advanced Fingerprinting, Radar Speed Detection, Crime Scene Processing, Traffic Direction and Computer Familiarization
  • 1992 - 1995, Parkland College, Champaign, Il
    • Instructor in Computer Application Workshops including Quicken, Windows, Beginning and Advanced Paradox and Beginning and Advanced DOS
    • 1996 - Dec 2012, Richland Jr. College, Decatur, Il
      • Instructor for the Defensive Driving Course DDC4 - 24 hours a month
    • Aug 1999 - August 2016, National Safety Council, Itasca, Il
      • Instructor for the Alive at 25 Course - 12 hours a month
      • Instructor for the Illinois Probationary License Program - 8 hours a month
      • Instructor Trainer occasionally 2014 National Safety Council Instructor of the Year in both courses I taught
  • 1990 - 2016, Champaign and DeWitt Counties Computer Consultant - Wissmiller Computer Services
    • Database application development
    • Small network setup and administration
    • Web development and maintenance of six domains
    • 2001 - 2007, Clinton Illinois YMCA
      • Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
      • Red Cross CPR Instructor
      • Red Cross First Aid Instructor
      • YMCA Swim Instructor Swimming program for disabled persons
  • 2005 - 2011, Richland Jr. College, Decatur, Il
    • Introduction and Intermediate Access Workshops occasionally HTML Workshop occasionally PhotoShop Elements Workshop occasionally PowerPoint I and II Workshops occasionally Introduction to Word Workshop occasionally
    • Assorted other evening workshops
  • 2007 - 2008, Decatur Public Schools, Decatur, Il
    • Substitute at Decatur Technical Academy - LEF program and elsewhere
  • 2008 - Present, WATCH
    • Core member of WATCH - the group fighting the dumping of PCB's in the Clinton Landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer. President until 7/11.
    • Still Vice President after moving to NC.
  • 2009 - 2010, Illinois House of Representatives
    • Unsuccessful (but very educational) campaign for the Illinois House seat
    • 2010 - 2013, Farmer City Chamber of Commerce, Farmer City, Il
      • Elected to the Board and Elected President
  • 2011 - 2014, Project Democracy founding member, DeWitt County, Il
    • One of the original members in this non-partisan group calling for DeWitt County Board tax reform.
  • Dec 2012 - Dec 2014, Elected DeWitt County Board Member, DeWitt County, Il
    • Ran as an independent on a reform platform.

Education:

  • 1967 - 1969, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
    • Civil Engineering - two years completed
  • 1969 - 1970 U.S. Army
    • Basic Training
    • Military Police Training
    • Correctional Specialist training
  • 1971 - 1973, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
    • Civil Engineering One year completed
  • 1973 Police Training Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    • Basic Law Enforcement - 240-hour course - graduated fourth in class with honors
    • During Law Enforcement Career - Various locations
      • FBI Photography school (2 weeks)
      • Both FBI fingerprint courses (4 weeks)
      • Northwestern University's Accident Reconstruction Course (4 weeks)
      • DUI Enforcement Instructors Course (1 week)
      • Instructor development course (1 week)
      • Numerous other short courses
  • 1978 Parkland Junior College, Champaign, IL
    • Associate Degree in Law Enforcement - graduated with honors
  • 1979 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
    • BS Degree with honors in Sociology - area of concentration in Criminal Justice
  • 2001 Bloomington
    • Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor training from the Red Cross
  • 2015 Champaign
    • Certified Red Cross Lifeguard
  • 2015 High Point
    • Certified YMCA Lifeguard

REFERENCES will be furnished on request.