FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
Unfortunately, there's no body armor to repel blue despair, but we can help triage the mental and emotional wounds before they become fatal.
Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.
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The officer told his ex-girlfriend that if she didn't get back together with him, he would call the agency himself and create a situation where they would have to kill him.
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