Chuck Paris Biography
Chuck Paris

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
SCREENWRITER
ACTOR

CHUCK PARIS BIO & CREDENTIALS

Chuck Paris is a Producer/Director, military veteran, and former police officer. He served with the U.S. Army as a canine handler with the 101st and 553rd Military Police companies at Ft. Campbell, KY - home of the Screaming Eagles and the 101st Airborne Division. Following the military, Chuck served as a 911 emergency dispatcher with the Howard County police (MD), as a police corporal with the Prince George's County police (MD), and as a deputy sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) in Orlando, FL.

Chuck entered the TV/Film industry in 1989 as a police procedures technical advisor for actors. See his IMDb. He portrayed a Baltimore police officer on the TV series "Homicide." Chuck created the POSITIVE I.D. program and merged his experience in the military, law enforcement, and as a Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Actor to teach on-camera conflict resolution skills to teens and adult inmates to prevent gangs, violence and recidivism. Participants were taught to write, script and direct their "crime scenes" to learn alternative methods to handle conflict and situations that led to crime. POSITIVE I.D. earned awards and written support from detention centers, courts, law enforcement and elected officials.

From 1996-2006, Chuck trained actors for police hostage negotiation scenarios. Chuck is the screenwriter, producer and director of the short films, "Colorblind," intended to enhance relations between police and minorities, and "Six and Eleven," which focuses on news coverage of school and community shootings.

Based on his military, law enforcement and film experience, Chuck designed a Bachelor's degree "Multimedia Approaches to Violence Prevention" at American University in Washington, DC. He was awarded 43 credits toward the degree for his extensive documented experience and outreach to public officials. Course descriptions are below. His proposal for the creation of the Office of Violence Prevention was included in a national crime prevention database by a U.S. Attorney in Maryland and submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by a current U.S. Senator.

EDUCATION

MASTER’S: 
Regent University, Organizational Leadership with Leadership Coaching Certification
Terrorism & Homeland Defense - Graduate Studies Certificate (21 credits)
BACHELOR’S: American University School of Communication, DC, Multimedia Approaches to Violence Prevention
ASSOCIATES: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

COURSE WORK - FILMMAKING, TERRORISM, CRIME & VIOLENCE

Writing for Visual Media
Visual Media Production
Dramatic Production - Short Films
Developing the Feature Film Script
Location Film and Video Production
Cinematography & Directing Music Videos
Screenwriting: Making the TV Show "America's Most Wanted"
Producing Feature Films - 1 week intensive Maine Media Workshops

National Security Affairs
School and Community Violence
International Politics and Terrorism
Terrorism and Disaster Consequence Management
National Security, Terrorism, and Homeland Defense
Terrorism and Hostages: Perspectives for Leadership
Gangs and Terrorist Organizations: National Security Threat

Family Violence
Roots of Racism
Cities and Crime
Violence in America
Approaches to Peacemaking
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Crisis Negotiation and Response
Preventing Violence in the Community
Working as a Violence Prevention Specialist
Raising Public Awareness for Violence Prevention
Teaching Violence Prevention Skills to Teens and Inmates
Creating a Community Based Office of Violence Prevention
The Role of Politics and the Media to the Spread of Gangs and Violence

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS FOUNDATION (ICISF)

Strategic Response to Crisis
Pastoral Crisis Intervention I
Spiritual and Emotional Care in Disasters
Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
Terrorism: Psychological Impact and Implications
Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Crisis Intervention
Strategic Competence & Coordination of Spiritual Care Multi-Faith Memorials
Emergency Services Chaplaincy: A Multidimensional Approach to Pastoral Care
Corporate Crisis Response: Critical Incident Stress Management in the Workplace
From Battlefield to Street: Post Combat Recovery and Reintegration of First Responders
ICISF Certificate of Specialized Training: Spiritual Care in Crisis Intervention

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION

Crisis Negotiation and Response (semester)
Two-Day Basic Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Program (16 hour)
Advanced Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Program (27 hour)
Trained actors for use in police hostage/counterterrorism training scenarios.

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Public Speaking
Advanced Public Speaking
Effective Televisions Techniques I & II
Public Relations
Advanced Public Relations
Future Candidate School
Campaign Management School
Comprehensive Online (Social Media)
Advanced New Media
High-Dollar Fundraising

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Damage Assessment - Emergency Rescue Vehicle (ERV) - Disaster Action Team (DAT) - Intro to Disaster Services - Instructor Candidate Training - Mass Care - Public Affairs in Disaster I & II - Emergency Assistance I - Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction - Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command Liaison - Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The Local Response - Psychological First Aid