criminal investigator resume example with 17 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Hardworking criminal investigator with insight and experience in felony and misdemeanor investigations. Training in homicides, hostage negotiations and interviewing children with disabilities. History working with and alongside uniformed law enforcement, court officials and prosecutors on criminal cases. Results-oriented Investigator with diverse experience in law enforcement settings. Independently handles long-term investigative cases.

  • Court testimony
  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Problem solving expertise
  • Evacuation planning
  • Deadline and results-oriented
  • Homicide investigations
  • Undercover investigations
Work History
09/2020 to Current
Criminal Investigator Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Scottsdale, AZ,
  • Investigated criminal investigations of crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, fraud, theft and homicide.
  • Worked with other law enforcement agencies to solve various crimes.
  • Marked off crime scenes and controlled access to protect evidence from tampering or loss.
  • 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.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses and complainants.
  • Collected crime scene evidence, examined bodies and investigated secondary locations to build detailed cases based on sound evidence handling practices.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Substantiated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved data integrity for court hearings.
  • Collected information pertaining to criminal proceedings and performed investigations to resolve cases.
  • Conducted thorough face-to-face interviews with employers, families, neighbors, friends and suspects and documented all investigative findings.
  • Documented all findings and prepared detailed reports.
02/2019 to 08/2020
Patrol Officer Kutztown University Kutztown, PA,
  • Patrol parks and recreational areas; enforce park rules and related city ordinances; prevents theft and vandalism.
  • Issue parking violation tickets and on occasion make arrests, if necessary, to insure safety of park participants and facilities.
  • Directs traffic; investigates traffic accidents and other civil incidents occurring on recreational property; file reports with and/or calls local police for additional assistance.
  • Provides information regarding recreational facilities to park participants.
  • Assists with crowd control and general patrol for special athletic and recreational functions.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
11/2006 to 01/2019
Criminal Investigator/ Patrol Officer St Martinville City Police City, STATE,
  • Analyzed data, reports and forensic evidence.
  • Researched and reviewed case files and gathered information to solve crimes.
  • Verified and authenticated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings.
  • Testified under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
  • Interviewed subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration.
  • Conducted stationary and mobile surveillance on individuals being investigated.
  • Analyzed and evaluated information to determine appropriate course of criminal prosecution.
  • Maintained organized records of all information and material pertinent to open investigations.
  • Maintained detailed case log of all cases assigned to monitor progress and completion.
  • Developed case plans and conducted comprehensive investigation tactics to obtain necessary evidence.
  • Referred cases to District Attorney's office for potential prosecution.
  • Oversaw and carefully processed crime scenes.
  • Wrote accurate and timely reports regarding emergency response calls.
  • Trained subordinate officers on investigative techniques and results-driven intelligence operations.
  • Conducted debriefings for arrested subjects to obtain information pertinent to investigations.
07/2004 to 11/2006
Shift Lieutenant Correctional Officer St Martin Sheriff’s Office City, STATE,
  • Assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain safety and security of personnel and general public.
  • Safely transported inmates to and from work sites.
  • Continually monitored dormitories for inappropriate activity.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.
  • Signed in all visitors and completed appropriate visitation log forms.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Routinely reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Maintained daily logs of shift activity.
  • Enforced resident behavior management system and wrote incident reports for infractions.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and used physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
  • Attended regular trainings and maintained appropriate certifications.
Expected in 2013
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ,

Legal Studies coursework, Coursework in Communications, Criminal Law and Public Administration, Coursework in Juvenile Justice and Deviance in Society, Coursework in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology, Coursework in Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration and Information Security Systems, Coursework in Probation and Parole and Civil Law

Expected in 2004
Associate of Science: Computer Networking
Remington College- Lafayette, LA - Lafayette, LA,

Information Systems Updates courses, Software Design courses, Computer System Architecture courses, Systems Administration coursework, Systems Engineering coursework


Basic Police Training Course 16 Hour Doppler Radar Certification Aerosol Projector Certification Monadnock Expandable Baton Certification and Defensive Tactics Systems Certification R-E-A-C-T- System, ICE Shield & amp; ULTRON II Pepper-Ball Launching System User Training Course Improving the Response to Child Abuse Victims With Disabilities 2012-2021 Ethics Training for Public Servants Bone and Death Conference, Homicide Investigative Training, Crisis Negotiation Traning

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School Attended

  • University of Phoenix
  • Remington College- Lafayette, LA

Job Titles Held:

  • Criminal Investigator
  • Patrol Officer
  • Criminal Investigator/ Patrol Officer
  • Shift Lieutenant Correctional Officer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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