investigative specialist resume example with 15+ years of experience

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Professional Profile

13 plus years of combined experience in private security and public safety, with a focus in investigations. Conducted investigations directed at solving financial crimes, organized crime, cyber crime violations and various types of fraud. A strong focus on violent crime, undercover narcotics investigations and crimes against children. An investigator equipped with intellectual curiosity, analytical skills and excellent patience. Skilled at conducting lengthy and elaborate investigations, to include conducting interviews and interrogations with diverse parties. Conducted and at times planned joint investigations/operations with the United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Naval Criminal Investigations Service, as well as local and state level tactical teams. Was a member of an investigative team recognized by the United States Secret Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office for work done on a large scale fraud case. Experience working outside the United States with law enforcement and business professionals in Asia, more specifically Southern Taiwan during a young professionals exchange program. Business experience as a Virginia Realtor which includes writing and negotiating contracts, conducting market research, and meeting the needs of internal and external clients. Achieved supervisory rank of Corporal within the city government while in the criminal investigations unit. Currently working as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the United States Capitol Police Office of Background Investigations. 

  • Homicide Investigations
  • State and Federal Court Testimony Experience 
  • Background Investigations Experience
  • Work with Key Stakeholders 
  • Handle High Volume and Confidential Material
  • Skilled Interviewer
  • Skilled Interrogator
  • Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Federal, State and Local Law Knowledge
  • Deadline and Results-Oriented
  • Identity Theft Training
  • Missing Persons Investigations
  • Risk Analysis
  • Informant Management
  • Federal Applicant Processing  
  • ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Regional Task Force Member
  • Experience Managing a Large Caseload
  • Crime Scene Supervision
  • Experience giving Detailed Presentations to Upper Level Management
  • Undercover Investigations
  • Experienced in Covert/Surveillance Equipment
  • Fugitive Location and Apprehension
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Crime Prevention
  • Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Training
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia Expected in 2017 MBA : Business Administration - GPA :
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia Expected in 2012 Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Danville Community College Danville, Virginia Expected in 2010 Associate of Applied Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
  • Promoted to Corporal Rank within the Danville Police Department
  • Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Regional Task Force Affiliate Member
  • 2014 Dan River Region of Realtors Rookie Salesman of the Year
  • 2014 Departmental Service Award Recipient
  • 2012-2013 Rotary District 7570 Group Study Exchange Program Team Member to Taiwan 
  • James Bustard Scholarship Recipient
  • J.T. Minnie Maude Scholarship Recipient (2 consecutive years)
Department Of Homeland Security - Investigative Specialist
Allenwood, PA, 08/2017 - Current
  • Currently assigned to the United States Capitol Police (USCP) Office of Background Investigations
  • Determine a candidates suitability for hire as a member of the protective department for members of the United States Congress, congressional buildings, visitors and thoroughfares  
  • Present findings to USCP Administrative Staff
  • Conduct time sensitive and confidential investigations
  • Conduct daily interviews
  • Run and review reports from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Washington Area Law Enforcement System (WALES)
  • Run and review credit reports and other financial documents
  • Plan and execute investigations across the United States
  • Prepare Excel expense reports
  • Compare information that is discovered during the investigation to applicable laws and hiring standards
State Of Ohio - Investigator
Montgomery County, OH, 10/2005 - 08/2017
  • Conduct undercover narcotics investigations
  • Work with informants on narcotics buys and information gathering
  • Handle and setup surveillance equipment 
  • Investigate felony crimes to include homicides, robberies, credit card fraud, break-ins, and sexual assaults/rapes
  • Interrogate suspects and interview victims/witnesses
  • Analyze financial records to detect inconsistencies
  • Work alongside banks and financial institutions to prevent and prosecute for financial crimes
  • Use state of the art computer software to assist in investigations.
  • Obtain and execute search warrants
  • Enforce local ordinances and state laws
  • Testify in court proceedings
  • Collect and preserve evidence
  • Prepare and review documents for formal hearings
  • Conduct complex investigations with state and federal agencies
  • Extradite wanted fugitives from various localities throughout the United States
  • Supervise crime scenes during major incidents
  • Community Police
  • Help improve community and police relations
  • Community based enforcement; Foot and bike patrol
  • Execute drug search warrants
  • Provide security for large community events
  • Conduct and assist with undercover operations
  • Respond to local emergencies
  • Enforce city code and state laws
  • Civil Disturbance Unit
  • Respond to local and regional emergencies
  • Assist in riot and protest incidents
  • Conduct crowd and riot control
  • Patrol
  • Respond to calls of service
  • Conduct initial criminal investigations and take incident reports
  • Conduct accident investigations
  • Conduct special assignments to include concentration in traffic violations and various criminal offenses
  • Serve warrants
  • Enforce city code and state laws
  • Patrol assigned areas to ensure the safety of citizens
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Conduct drug related operations
  • Execute drug/alcohol search warrants
  • Conduct operations with the FBI, ATF and U.S.
  • Marshals
  • Locate wanted subjects
  • Patrol areas designated by the "Safe and Sound Neighborhoods" program
  • Specialized in minimizing crimes related to drugs and violence
Windermere Real Estate - Realtor
Centralia, WA, 07/2014 - Current
  • Write and negotiate contracts
  • Schedule appointments with clients and customers
  • Conduct sales presentations
  • Conduct market research to help determine listing prices
  • Work with third parties to ensure the execution of the contract by all involved parties
  • Conduct marketing campaigns to highlight properties
  • Research laws and policies related to real estate transactions/regulations
Technical Skills and Qualifications

Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance Training

Gang Recognition Training


Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)- Techniques of Interview/Interrogation 

Hostage Negotiator
Virginia Department of Forensic Science

Breath Alcohol Operator 

EC/IR II Intoxilyzer 5000

DCJS- Department of Criminal Justice Services

Certified General Instructor (Investigations)

Standard Field Sobriety Testing Instructor

Advanced Child Abuse/Neglect Training

Certified Virginia Real Estate Agent

CAT Eyes- Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute 

PRCJTA- Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy

Entry Level Law Enforcement

Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) 

VCPI Virginia Community Policing Institute

Bias-Based Policing

Advanced Search and Seizure

Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement 


Federal Emergency Management Institute.

NIMS - National Incident Management System

Introduction to the Incident Command System.

Introduction to National Response Framework 

TASER International


Reid Technique School of Interview and Interrogation 

IACP- International Association of Chiefs of Police

IRS Financial Crimes Investigations

Advanced Juvenile Interview and Interrogation 

National White Collar Crimes Center

Cyber Investigations

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • Liberty University
  • Danville Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Investigative Specialist
  • Investigator
  • Realtor


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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