Jessica Claire
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Accomplished Crime Scene Investigator with extensive experience working with law enforcement and trial courts. Skilled in identifying, collecting, and packaging physical and biological evidence.

Experienced educator, teaching college courses in criminal justice, as well as crime scene investigations processes for law enforcement personnel.

Experienced Operations professional working within the warehousing, transportation, and distribution fields.

  • Criminal Justice
  • Data entry
  • Digital photography
  • Evidence Documentation
  • 3D Imaging equipment
  • Instruction
  • Laser
  • Law Enforcement
  • Director
  • Office
  • Packaging
  • Photography
  • Forensics
  • Sketching
  • Teaching
  • Trial preparation assistance
  • Evidence testing
  • Evidence preservation
  • Investigative reports
  • Photographic evidence collection
  • Inspection and observation
  • Subject interviewing
  • Fugitive location and apprehension
  • Missing persons investigations
  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • GPS tracking services
  • Undercover investigations
  • Homicide investigations
  • Crime lab procedures
  • Records handling
  • Research abilities
  • Risk analysis
  • Federal, state and local laws knowledge
  • Crime scene investigations expertise
  • Interrogating suspects
  • Court testimony
  • Witness interviews
  • Report development
Crime Scene Investigator, 01/2017 to Current
County Of Yolo, CaliforniaSee Position Description, CA,
  • On-Call response for all crime scenes within Wakulla County and providing agency assists for surrounding counties.
  • The documentation of crime scenes with digital photography, sketching, Laser-Mapping, and 3D Imaging equipment (Leica).
  • Identifying, photographing, packaging, collecting, and transporting all evidence to the Property & Evidence Section of the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Utilizing various chemicals, reagents, and equipment for evidence enhancement at scenes.
  • Forensic photography such as that used with chemical enhancement products or Alternate Light Source equipment.
  • Processing of all biological and latent fingerprint evidence for photography and documentation of evidence.
  • Case report development with data entry for all evidence associated with scene processing.
  • Attendance at all Autopsies.
  • Assist all WCSO Detectives with evidence identification and case management.
  • WCSO Liaison with Federal Bureau of Investigations and Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime labs, and other private labs in the processing of evidence.
  • FAA Unmanned Aircraft Pilot, utilizing a Mavic Pro Enterprise Dual Drone for emergency situations and to document scenes.
  • Analyzed gunshot bullet paths and gunshot residues to determine how shootings transpired.
  • Testified in court and presented case evidence to assist with trials and hearings.
  • Worked with law enforcement to secure crime scenes and prevent evidence contamination.
  • Used scientific equipment to collect and analyze evidence to support investigations.
  • Evaluated and marked crime scene areas and collected physical and biological evidence for processing.
  • Mitigated risk, accurately analyzing and evaluating criminal information while processing crime scenes.
  • Strengthened traceability, developing organization systems for criminal prosecutory case logs, records, reports and agendas.
  • Interviewed subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration.
  • Reported results of investigations with written observations and photographs, and produced final reports.
  • Completed comprehensive face-to-face interviews with subject, neighbors, employers, family and friends and generated detailed reports documenting investigative findings.
  • Verified and authenticated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved integrity for court hearings.
  • Facilitated and worked in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies to serve more than 50 active warrants.
  • Investigated homicides and suspicious deaths to point of resolution.
  • Conducted safe and legal inspections and searches of property, vehicles and items.
  • Analyzed data, reports and forensic evidence, including blood and fire patterns and bullet trajectories.
  • Developed case plans and conducted comprehensive investigation tactics to obtain necessary evidence.
  • Wrote accurate and timely reports regarding emergency response calls.
  • Researched and reviewed case files and gathered information to solve crimes.
  • Assisted in development of internal and external training presentations.
  • Referred cases for potential prosecution to District Attorney's office.
  • Maintained detailed case log of all cases assigned to monitor progress and completion.
  • Maintained organized records of all information and material pertinent to open investigations.
Adjunct Professor, 03/2015 to Current
Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI,
  • Provide both classroom and internet-based instruction.
  • Classroom Management.
  • Utilization of various teaching techniques.
  • Grade book maintenance.
  • Conduct classroom periods of instruction utilizing current technology as well as facilitating daily distance learning sessions within the university portal.
  • Development of both lesson plans and syllabi.
  • Student evaluation and progress monitoring in relation to reaching goals and objectives.
  • Continued professional development.
  • Maintained schedule of office hours to assist students and offer educational support.
  • Wrote and filed reports detailing course activities and student progress.
  • Documented student assignments, attendance and test scores in online reporting systems.
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus according to curriculum and university guidelines.
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet needs of diverse student population.
  • Designed exams, lecture material and writing assignments.
  • Assisted students in achieving completion of learning objectives.
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering required topics and learning objectives.
  • Instructed criminal justice courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Integrated multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction.
  • Delivered course lectures using modern technology to enhance student comprehension.
  • Sourced appropriate course materials to support variety of student learning needs and styles and deliver content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Distributed and posted course syllabus and answered student questions regarding standards, material, grading and progression at beginning of semester.
  • Assessed student performance with integrity.
  • Fostered classroom environment conducive to learning and building character.
  • Completed recordings via video and audio media of classroom lessons, tests and special instructions for online courses and use by special needs students.
  • Presented courses to undergraduate students and created lesson plans, tests and assignments to ascertain how well students retained class material.
  • Prepared, administered and graded exams and assignments to evaluate student progress.
Chief Executive Officer, 12/2012 to 03/2015
Redwood CommunityPetaluma, CA,
  • Implemented robust policies and organizational structures to underpin successful expansion and drive continuous growth.
  • Analyzed and determined courses of action to align operations and revenue performance with organizational goals.
  • Reviewed daily financial reports and reconciled accounts to keep information current and accurate.
  • Controlled business direction changes and provided support during restructurings.
  • Enabled organization to scale through rapid growth by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, risks and other constraints.
  • Cultivated strong industry relationships with competitors and suppliers to promote cooperative interactions and improve industry insights.
  • Oversaw budgetary and financial activities and implemented strategies to grow business and profits.
  • Promoted company public profile by delivering speeches, writing articles and presenting at industry conferences as public face of organization.
  • Led organization by establishing business direction and actualizing operational plans to meet goals.
  • Engaged operations team to assess current operations and contribute to strategic revitalization for expansion into new market.
  • Cultivated and maintained industry relationships and customer partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize business success.
  • Built high-energy, forward-thinking team to modernize legacy operations and keep organization agile in changing conditions.
  • Cultivated successful business culture focused on performance optimization and goal attainment.
  • Established and oversaw strategic business actions and streamlined operations.
  • Optimized supply chain to reduce materials costs and improve distribution.
  • Recruited and hired talented professionals with drive and dynamic skills to build success within organization.
  • Provided organizational leadership and collaborated with executive partners to establish long-term goals, strategies and company policies.
  • Built relationships with strategic partners leading to business development opportunities.
  • Oversaw technological improvements, successfully reducing waste and eliminating business bottlenecks.
  • Established new workflow and employee training processes to improve operational efficiency.
Director of Operations, 07/2008 to 11/2012
Quit GeniusKentucky, AR,
  • Evaluated operational trends and made proactive strategy adjustments to maintain alignment between performance and objectives.
  • Planned daily operational strategies, including delivery routing, team workflows and promotional initiatives.
  • Determined optimal construction requirements and site plans.
  • Conferred with other managers, technical personnel and team leaders to coordinate efficient site work and maintain tight schedules.
  • Estimated materials and labor requirements to complete jobs within budgetary and timeline requirements.
  • Motivated and supported field workers completing work to increase work quality and efficiency.
  • Improved training to reduce knowledge gaps and eliminate performance inefficiencies.
  • Coordinated schedules and day-to-day activities of crew to satisfy project needs.
  • Cross-trained in every departmental role to maximize operational knowledge.
  • Reviewed daily financial reports and reconciled accounts to keep information current and accurate.
  • Generated reports to assess performance and adjusted workflows to realign with targets.
  • Optimized productivity, streamlined program efficiency and boosted profitability.
  • Assigned work to employees based on project requirements and individual team member strengths.
  • Managed 30 departmental associates to provide optimal productivity for multi-building campus.
  • Supported community outreach initiatives by partnering with local organizations.
  • Negotiated contracts with leading clientele, encompassing industry-leading organizations and multitude of projects.
  • Participated in organizational transformation and implementation activities to monitor corporate restructures.
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies by coordinating staff development and succession planning.
  • Analyzed variable data for operations to determine areas for improvement, increased efficiency and potential cost savings.
  • Trained, managed and motivated employees to promote professional skill development.
  • Accurately managed shipment processing, providing direction to associates and overseeing inventory activities.
  • Directed all day-to-day operations of food bank facility to provide safe and enjoyable guest experience.
  • Conducted staff evaluations and determined promotions and realignments or reductions in workforce.
  • Monitored progress by establishing plans, budgets and measuring results.
  • Assessed team proficiencies, identifying and targeting areas for improvement.
  • Met operational objectives by establishing qualified staff, promoting adherence to local, state, and federal regulations and providing outstanding customer service.
  • Provided leadership to 30 employees through coaching, feedback and performance management.
  • Defined project roadmap to solidify project objectives and milestones.
  • Identified and solved complex strategy problems to drive organizational goals.
  • Formed and sustained strategic relationships with clients.
  • Assessed each employee's individual strengths and delivered mentoring to improve upon weak skill levels.
  • Strengthened traceability, developing organization systems for contracts, records, reports and agendas.
  • Recruited and hired individuals demonstrating passion, dedication and added value to team.
  • Motivated employees to share ideas and feedback.
Education and Training
Doctor of Criminal Justice: , Expected in 2021
Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL.
Master of Science: Criminal Justice/Forensic Science, Expected in 2018
Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL.
Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, Expected in 2012
Boston University - Boston, MA.
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Expected in 2010
American Intercontinental University - Hoffman Estates, IL.
Summa Cum Laude
Associate of Arts: Business Administration/Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Justice, Expected in 2009
American Intercontinental University - Hoffman Estates, IL.
Summa Cum Laude
Activities and Honors
National Criminal Justice Honor Society, 2012-Present National Honor Society, 2020-Present International Association for Identification, 2018-Present Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Licensed Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Pilot, United States Marine Corps.-Honorably Discharged Ohio Army National Guard- Honorably Discharged
Additional Information
  • I am currently employed by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office as a Crime Scene Investigator. I am also employed by Saint Leo University as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice. My previous positions held were Chief Executive Officer and Director of Operations for two Feeding America Food Banks. I possess a passion for teaching and do so from a practitioner-based background, with multiple degrees in Criminal Justice and field experience as a Crime Scene Investigator.

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