Lieutenant Burke attended Aberdeen High School and graduated in 1978. He attended Harford county Sheriffs Office Police Academy and graduated in 1982.
Lieutenant Burke has held the Officer (1982-1984), Officer First Class (1984 to 1989), Corporal (1989 to 1995), Sergeant (1995 to 2011), and was promoted to his current rank in 2011.
Lieutenant Burke is certified in the following: Radar, Firearms Range Instructor, NCIC/Miles, Breathalyzer Operator, Accident Reconstruction, Hostage Negotiator, and a Glock Armor. Lieutenant Burke has served for 29 years 2 months