criminal investigations detective resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Experienced Criminal Investigator with accomplished law enforcement career focused on investigating criminal cases. Industrious and diligent with exceptional integrity and above average clearance rates. Smoothly collect statements and evidence by following both traditional and contemporary investigatory strategies.

  • DNA Swabs
  • Complex Cases
  • Mobile Surveillance
  • Firearms Knowledge
  • Evidence Control
  • Investigating Crimes
  • Collecting Evidence
  • Information Documentation
  • Emergency Situations
  • Conducting Computer Checks
  • Investigation Tactics
  • Case Report Development
  • Criminal Law Proficiency
  • Testifying in Cases
  • Organizational Systems
  • Crime Prevention
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Researching Skills
  • Federal Statutes
  • Interpretation of Findings
  • Community Policing
  • Locating Individuals
  • Surveillance Operations
  • Testifying Skills
  • Criminal Investigation Coordination
  • Preparing for Court
  • Data Integrity
  • Issuing Bulletins
  • Legal Procedures
  • Evaluating Crime Scenes
  • Medical Emergency Response
  • Defensive Tactics Training
  • Warrant Issuing
  • Information Verification
  • Collecting Statements
  • Serving Search Warrants
  • Background Checks
  • Accident Reports
  • Investigative Procedures
  • Arresting Individuals
  • Suspect Interviewing
  • Interrogating Suspects
  • Safety Violations
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Community Safety
  • Witness Presentation
  • Fingerprint Evidence
  • Case Reviews
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Forensic Evaluation
Work History
09/2015 to Current Criminal Investigations Detective Veterans Health Administration | Cambridge, MD,
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses and complainants.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Identified witnesses and collected statements to gather information and pursue remedies for violations of legal standards.
  • Followed constitutional standards to properly obtain and execute warrants for arrests and searches.
  • Marked off crime scenes and controlled access to protect evidence from tampering or loss.
  • Collected crime scene evidence, examined bodies and investigated secondary locations to build detailed cases based on sound evidence handling practices.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for internal files and legal purposes.
  • Kept meticulous and detailed records of each case to avoid causing any problems with prosecution.
  • Obtained and served search warrants related to ongoing cases.
  • Reviewed detective case reports for accuracy, integrity and completeness.
  • Thoroughly investigated criminal acts and conspiracies.
  • Followed chain of custody mandates to send individual items off for laboratory analysis and DNA testing.
  • Collected witness statements and identified persons of interests.
  • Guided, mentored and supervised subordinates to improve job performance and case clearing rates.
  • Appeared in court and testified under oath in felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Oversaw criminal cases, coordinated investigations and prepared evidence and investigators for court cases.
  • Investigated complaints brought by members of community by conducting interviews and compiling evidence.
  • Conducted personal, property and event surveillance.
  • Consulted and cooperated with legal staff and [Job title] to verify timely and efficient investigation completion.
  • Used LeadsOnline and JusticeXchange search databases to locate relevant case evidence.
  • Assisted in apprehension of local individuals, resulting in identified fraudulent charges worth thousands .
  • Efficiently responded to major crimes within 30 minutes to preserve scenes and avoid evidence contamination.
  • Installed covert cameras and recording devices in compliance with legal statutes and department policies.
  • Established accuracy and standardization across investigation procedures.
  • Documented drug transactions to gather evidence and complete undercover investigations.
01/2007 to 07/2015 Chief of Police Ace Hardware | Kansas City, KS,
  • Planned, scheduled and supervised work of three part time officers.
  • Liaised with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to streamline investigation completion.
  • Increased field contacts, vehicle stops, criminal arrests and traffic citation volumes by effectively leading Hector Police department and establishing operational goals.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Verified and authenticated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings while testifying under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
01/2014 to 01/2015 Law Enforcement Dispatcher Conway County Dispatch Center | City, STATE,
  • Questioned callers to determine nature of problems and locations to direct type of response needed.
  • Operated telephone and radio equipment to receive requests and reports from police officers, medical dispatch and firefighting crews.
  • Entered criminal record checks, driver's license numbers and warrants into telecommunications systems to fulfill officer requests.
  • Used Cad system to track and maintain case incident numbers and logs.
  • Received public emergency and non-emergency calls and supervised response prioritization in order to effectively dispatch official units such as police, fire and EMS while tracking data in real-time environments.
  • Relayed latest information to first responders via electronic means, telephone calls and radio responses.
  • Routed calls to police, fire and ambulance service to meet individual call needs.
  • Completed appropriate forms and radio announcements for police department needs such as BOLO requests.
  • Enhanced productivity by guaranteeing timely emergency response with no service delivery issues.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
01/2012 to 01/2014 Loss Prevention Officer Belk | City, STATE,
  • Attentively monitored store and surrounding areas for signs of attempted theft by customers or personnel, intervening when necessary.
  • Calmly and efficiently addressed emergency situations such as safety hazards and threats to life or property, deescalating when possible and directing shoppers to safety.
  • Upheld strict security and safety procedures to protect business from financial losses due to theft or careless mismanagement.
  • Generated comprehensive reports documenting evidence of attempted theft and recovered merchandise.
  • Collaborated with law enforcement to detain and prosecute theft perpetrators, appearing in court hearings to provide honest and full eyewitness testimony of events.
  • Evaluated exhibited behavior and age of suspected perpetrators to calculate appropriate response to suspected theft attempts, erring on side of caution to mitigate liability risk.
  • Headed safety and loss prevention programs by guiding staff.
Expected in No Degree | Psychology Ashford University, San Diego, CA GPA:
Expected in 04/2008 Certified Law Enforcement Degree | Law Enforcement Blackriver Technical College, Pocahontas, AR, GPA:
Expected in 05/1987 GED | Russellville High School, Russellville, AR GPA:
Additional Information

My name is JessicaClaire and I am currently a Criminal Investigator for Lafayette County Sheriff's Office. I work directly with Arkansas State Police and the prosecutors of this area. My main job is investigation of child rape and theft. I do a lot of different jobs currently. I am over the canine program, the training program and I keep all policy and procedure in place and up to date. I also am a supervisor over the CAD system which is a system that keeps documentation on everything done day to day in law enforcement. I am also certified as a full time law enforcement dispatcher and I have worked in both fields as well as being in loss prevention. I use multiple tools such as JusticeXchange, LeadsOnline, Justice Solutions and many others to help solve my cases. I began my career in 2004 just working part time at a small department, however I have never left the field and have never needed to until now.

My current situation is that I am getting ready to move and get married and have decided that maybe it is time for a change. I love anything involving investigation and that is my goal is to continue to do such.

You will notice that in my resume that I have dates on the older jobs. I worked the majority of these at the same time so I will let you know up front that the older jobs, not my current may be off here or there. I will gladly go back and make contact if that is something that is needed.

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School Attended

  • Ashford University
  • Blackriver Technical College
  • Russellville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Criminal Investigations Detective
  • Chief of Police
  • Law Enforcement Dispatcher
  • Loss Prevention Officer


  • No Degree
  • Certified Law Enforcement Degree
  • GED

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