Welcome to My Site Darrell D Arnold

Welcome to my electronic portfolio. Here you will find mostly professional and some personal information about my life. If you found this site while searching for a web developer or my former business Web Spinners Inc., I regret to say that I no longer operate this business.

If you found this site through a resume or job application, I appreciate the interest in my skill set and hope that you find enough information to keep you interested.


MPA - University of Alabama

B.A. - University of Alabama

A.S. - Gadsden State Community College

Achievements & Awards

University of Alabama’s Colgan Bryan Award for outstanding work in technology, 2010.

Featured in UA Research Magazine Dec. 2009

Trainer of the Year - 2001


About Me - Personal Life

Married with two teenage children. I enjoy photography, mountain biking, computers, and spending time with my family.


Technical Skills

LMS Course Development, Documentation, and Training – Familiar with SCORM & 508 Compliance

Adobe Captivate eLearning Suite (Advanced Level)

IT Management

Web Design

Application Testing

Research Analysis

Application Support

Desktop Publishing & Marketing


Work Experience

Currently, I am employed by The University of Alabama at the Center for Advanced Public Safety, CAPS. CAPS is a research center that develops technology and software for public safety, healthcare, and social service entities. Currently, we have clients in four states and a major project in development for the federal government.

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Center for Advanced Public Safety, CAPS 2008 - Present
Training Coordinator

My duties at CAPS center on instructional content development and delivery through a variety of methods including traditional, online, and LMS.

Act as a liaison between the client and our developers in order to meet application requirements and deadlines.

During the early phases of software development I document bugs, feature requests, and design suggestions; then later create illustrated training manuals for distribution.

  • Gadsden Police Dept. 2001 - 2008
    IT Manager

    Duties at Gadsden PD as IT Manager included: system administration, network design & support, computer forensics, crime analysis, web site administrator, and records unit supervisor. Supervised the daily operations of over forty civilian personnel.

  • Gadsden Police Dept. 1994 - 2001
    Police Officer

  • Duties at Gadsden PD as a police officer included working with community leaders, elected officials, and concerned citizens to identify problems in the community and to form crime prevention committees and neighborhood watches. Created long-term proactive policing techniques in order to decrease and eliminate neighborhood problems.