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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Seasoned Boston Police Officer/Detective with more than 35 years of experience in a fast-paced public service position. Excellent communication and community service-oriented skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in police investigations and responding to the needs of the public.

  • Crime Prevention
  • Information Verification
  • Community Policing
  • Defensive Tactics Training
  • Investigating Crimes
  • Forensic Evaluation
  • Clearing Cases
  • Undercover Operations
  • Conducting Computer Checks
  • Warrant Issuing
  • Report Preparation
  • Scene Preparation
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Debriefing Informants
  • Legal Standards
  • Criminal Law Proficiency
  • Judicial Procedures Knowledge
  • DNA Swabs
  • Testifying in Cases
  • Community Safety
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Issuing Bulletins
  • Testifying Skills
  • Preparing for Court
  • Data Integrity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Controlled Tactical Operations
  • Suspect Interviewing
  • Information Documentation
  • Court Hearings
  • Preserving Crime Scenes
  • Evidence Control
  • Locating Individuals
  • Event Surveillance
  • Criminal Investigation Coordination
  • Serving Search Warrants
  • Collecting Statements
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Case Report Development
  • Firearms Knowledge
  • Understanding of Science
  • Collecting Evidence
  • Police Training
  • Researching Skills
  • Emergency Situations
  • Active Learning
  • Safe Weapons Usage
  • Control Crowd
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Witness Presentation
  • Video Recordings
  • Basic First Aid
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Training Materials
  • Investigative Interviews
  • Investigative Procedures
  • Medical Emergency Response
  • Surveillance Operations
  • Case Reviews
  • Arresting Individuals
  • Presentation of Evidence
  • Computer Forensics
  • Video Documentation
  • Interpretation of Findings
  • Fingerprint Evidence
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Crime and Intelligence
  • Digital Video
  • Affidavits
  • DEA school training
  • Sexual assault investigation training
Work History
POLICE DETECTIVE, 10/1998 to Current
Department Of Veterans AffairsGreen Bay, WI,

Promoted to Detective 1998; Area B-2 Roxbury and Mattapan, Area E-5 West Roxbury and Roslindale, Area E-18 Hyde Park and Mattapan, Area D-14 Brighton and Allston, Area E-13 Jamaica Plain/Roxbury, Crimes Against Children Unit and Domestic Violence Unit & The Director of Security Family Justice Center.

Investigate criminal acts such as homicides, sexual assaults, investigate reported incidents of physical and sexual abuse of children, as well as crimes involving child pornography and internet enticement of minors, armed robberies, home invasions, and property crimes such as burglaries, collect and use forensic evidence to solve crimes, Interview informants, suspects, and witnesses to ascertain alibis, clues, time frames, and possible suspects, Research the criminal histories and backgrounds of suspects so as to identify links to a crime, Keep detailed records, Take fingerprints at crime scenes, Send specimens to laboratory to obtain DNA, Run fingerprints through database to obtain matches, collect enough evidence to support a court case against a criminal, Process crime scenes, Request additional police assistance, file paperwork, follow up on leads, prepare investigative reports, utilize the latest investigative technology including DNA matching, digital forensics, and GPS tracking, attend autopsies and make notes, prepare sketches and diagrams, testify during trials and other legal proceedings, explain to the jury the significance of evidence as it relates to proof, maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal and state statutes and court cases related to work performed and agency rules and regulations, obtain search warrants, perform surveillance and monitor suspects, analyze laboratory findings, exchange information and coordinate activities with other departments, record physical information about suspects, provide information to media and news outlets to obtain assistance from the public or keep potential victims from unnecessary risk.


Domestic Violence Unit Detective & Director of Security; Family Justice Center

Detectives assigned to the DVU are specifically trained in all aspects of intimate and non-intimate partner violence and are centrally located at the Family Justice Center. DVU Detectives shall assume responsibility for all follow-up investigations of all reported incidents of 209A abuse beginning with the assignment of the incident report through resolution of the investigation. Abuse can include physical violence, threats, stalking, intimidation, verbal abuse, and other behaviors used by one person to control another. DVU detectives work out of the FJC, and can be reached at XXX-343-4350. In addition, civilian domestic violence advocates are assigned to several police stations in the City, and can assist victims of domestic violence with safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to a myriad of services, including legal assistance and housing relocation. To speak with an advocate, contact your local police station or call the DVU for more information about our advocates.

The Family Justice Center of Boston: The (FJC) is located at 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Located at the FJC are the BPD Domestic Violence Unit, The Crimes Against Children Unit, the Sexual Assault Unit, the Human Trafficking and Teen Prostitution Project, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Family Protection Unit, as well as several other community based non-profit, state, and city agencies that provide services to victims of domestic abuse and child sexual assault.

  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Jessicaed 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.
  • Followed constitutional standards to properly obtain and execute warrants for arrests and searches.
  • Identified witnesses and collected statements to gather information and pursue remedies for violations of legal standards.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses and complainants.
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Responded quickly to suspected bomb threats and evacuated buildings to search for explosive devices.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for internal files and legal purposes.
  • Obtained and verified evidence by interviewing, observing and conducting surveillance of suspects and records.
  • Followed chain of custody mandates to send individual items off for laboratory analysis and DNA testing.
  • Thoroughly investigated criminal acts and conspiracies.
  • Documented drug transactions to gather evidence and complete undercover investigations.
  • Kept meticulous and detailed records of each case to avoid causing any problems with prosecution.
  • Collected witness statements and identified persons of interests.
  • Prepared sketches and diagrams detailing primary and secondary crime scenes.
  • Initiated and concluded investigations of crime organizations.
  • Obtained and served search warrants related to ongoing cases.
POLICE OFFICER, 01/1991 to 10/1998
Pellissippi State Community CollegeTN, State,

A patrol officer, in carrying out the functions of the department, including but not limited to, the preservation of the public peace, the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the arrest and prosecution of violators of the law, the proper enforcement of all laws and ordinances and the effective delivery of police services shall constantly direct his best efforts to accomplish that end intelligently and efficiently and shall hold himself in readiness at all times to answer calls and obey the orders of his superiors. He shall be held to a strict accountability for the good order of the sector, beat or post to which he has been assigned to duty.

  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation and radar speed detection.
  • Patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect roadway crimes.
  • Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
  • Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
  • Maintained tight controls during static and mobile surveillance operations to protect validity and usefulness of evidence collected.
  • Issued traffic citations and electronic tickets for violations of traffic laws.
  • Patrolled assigned areas to check homes, businesses and public roads for signs of disturbance.
  • Responded immediately to reports of automobile accidents and criminal activity, calling for additional support as necessary.
  • Answered emergency calls for help from citizens and business owners.
  • Notified emergency personnel of incidents requiring medical assistance and aid.
  • Conducted preliminary investigations at scenes of major crimes.
  • Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as witness under oath in court.
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Supervised crowds at busy events to prevent injuries and property destruction.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding incidents to determine best course of action.
  • Debriefed arrested individuals to collect important information for ongoing investigations.
POLICE CADET, 11/1987 to 01/1991
City Of Huntington Beach, CaHuntington Beach, CA,

Cadets perform routine clerical and administrative duties, answer telephones, direct traffic and record motor vehicle violations. In short, cadets perform all department functions, excepting those that require actual police powers and authority. Rotation of assignments assures that cadets obtain a well-rounded knowledge of police operations and objectives. Cadets are assigned to Police Headquarters and every neighborhood police station.

Master of Science: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement , Expected in 05/2005 to Western New England University - Springfield, MA
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Expected in 05/2003 to Western New England University - Springfield, MA
Associate of Science: Business Administration, Expected in 05/1986 to Suffolk University - Boston, MA

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  • Western New England University
  • Suffolk University

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