Dr. Ernest D. Scott, Jr. – Executive Director
Ernie Scott is LETTR’s founding Executive Director. Dr. Scott retired as the Chief of Investigations from the Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office where he served for twenty-five years. Subsequently, he served for several years as a resident faculty member at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. He is one of the founding members of the FINDER Project and author of the book, “Police Information Sharing: All-Crimes Approach to Homeland Security.” Dr. Scott earned his BBA and MBA at Stetson University and his Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida and is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 97th AOC, at the University of Louisville. He is currently involved in criminal justice consulting and research as well as promotional assessment and evaluation courses.
James McClure – Director of Operations
Agent Jim McClure, Master Deputy (Ret), Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, is the Director of Operations for LETTR. He has been involved with the Consortium and FINDER since 2002 and oversees FINDER’s development team, training, and the federal and state grants that are awarded to FINDER through the Orange County Sheriff. Agent McClure is a twenty-nine year law enforcement veteran having served twenty-five of those years with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. His law enforcement assignments and experience included patrol, traffic enforcement and traffic homicide investigations, robbery and property investigations, and information management services. He also was assigned to the Sheriff’s Intelligence Division and Fusion Center. Agent McClure was a Certified Bomb Technician (EOD) assigned to local and regional hazardous device response teams. Agent McClure additionally served as a staff instructor for the Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service – Explosive Incident Countermeasure team and has had several overseas engagements supporting the Global War on Terror. He was a founding member of the FINDER development team and is the past Chairman of the Florida Law Enforcement Data Sharing Consortium.
Christopher Crowell – Deputy Director of Operations
Christopher Crowell retired from the Tucson Police Department (Arizona) as a sergeant. Serving over twenty-years, Chris held a variety of positions to include, patrol, SWAT, undercover, plain-clothes directed patrol, investigations and internal affairs. Chris was assigned to the Gun Crimes Unit, where he worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to establish Tucson’s regional National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) program. Chris is a graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO #15, AZ) course and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University (ASU) and an Executive Certificate in Global Leadership from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (ASU).
Kunal Motwani – FINDER/FINDERpawn
Kunal Motwani has served in the FINDER Project since its 2002 inception when he was a software architect with the University of Central Florida (UCF). He currently assumes overall management responsibility for all aspects of the application development and its development staff. He ensures that his team follows best practices in process analysis, compliance, software design, development, and integration. Kunal has earned both a Master’s in Computer Science and MBA from the University of Central Florida. He collaborates with companies in the UCF business incubator and advises technology startups.
Bonnie Hart – Metadata Manager
Bonnie Hart spent twenty-five years as a Law Firm Administrator for a well-respected Central Florida firm where she supervised and directed every facet of the Firm’s operations, including Information Systems and Technology. Ms. Hart is experienced with data dictionaries and has experience implementing data standards and systems. Additionally, she is familiar with various software standards and has excellent project management skills. She was the first person in the state of Florida to become a Certified Legal Manager and is a past president of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. As the Regional Metadata Manager, Ms. Hart coordinates with participating agencies and metadata managers in other regions to ensure consistency from Region 5 with the statewide plan for data sharing.
Brad Mundt – Network Architect
Brad Mundt is an Associate for Technology Development with LETTR and has been working on the FINDER project since January of 2003. In addition to developing software and providing customer support, Mr. Mundt performs systems security and administration functions for the development group and clientele. Before working on FINDER, Mr. Mundt has performed contract work on the National Marine Corp Intranet (NMCI) installation at Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division (NavAir) and worked for the University of Central Florida’s Computer Services Department as a Senior Systems Programmer. Additionally, he has volunteered at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (FL) in the Computer Crimes Squad since 2005 and holds degrees in Digital Forensics (M.S.), Computer Forensics and Crime Analysis (M.S.), Computer Information Technology (B.S.), and Computer Engineering Technology (A.S. and A.A.).