B.S. Degree, U.W. Platteville, WI (Criminal Justice)
MPA, Uni. of Colorado, Denver, CO (Master's)
I have over 10 years of experience in teaching adult learners in both the public sector and the military. To back up my instructing experience I had over 30 years as an investigator with the Federal Government. My most rewarding experiences were teaching and training in the classroom as well as working with students one on one in role playing exercises evaluating their skills and providing feedback. I have completed various instructor training courses as well as the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Instructor Training Course. In my last work assignment I was involved in training new employees as well as being one of the primary instructors in a coaching/mentoring program.
My area of emphasis is in the criminal justice program to include all aspects of investigations and interviewing. I also have a background in history, political science and public administration in dealing with all levels of government. One of my goals is to keep students interested and challenged through homework after lessons as well as real world practical exercises. Feedback will always be provided to students so they know where they stand.
Criminal Justice- Investigator Qualifications
Case Management Skills and Organization. As both a criminal investigator and personal security investigator I was able to able to management multiple cases and complete them in a timely, but thorough manner. This involved managing the work load by “zoning” case work geographically to minimize time and travel. Was frequently cited by management for case management skills in being able to complete investigations in a timely manner.
Interviewing Skills. Over 30 years in the investigative field of interviewing individuals from all walks of life. As a criminal investigator, victims, witnesses and suspects were interviewed for all types of investigations to include larceny, robbery, burglary, sexual assault and homicides. In the personal security investigation field, Subjects of the Investigation were interviewed to ensure that the information provided was consistent and accurate. When issue information was provided or developed, such as financial difficulties or criminal conduct, the issue was fully resolved so that an adjudicator could make a determination if that individual would be hired or granted a U.S. Government Security Clearance. Additionally, individuals knowledgeable of the Subject of the investigation such as neighbors, employment coworkers and supervisors as well as social acquaintances were interviewed. One of the key aspects of this was being able to identify and locate individuals with the best knowledge of the Subject of the Investigation.
Locating and reviewing public records. Knowing where to find records and what to look for in records to document events or activities relevant to Subjects of investigations. I had over 20 years of reviewing records which involved establishing relationships with record providers so that these records could be reviewed in a timely manner. OI have had experience in locating and finding the following records: law enforcement arrest/incident records, criminal and civil court records, bankruptcy records, credit and financial records, employment records, residential records and security records. Obtained skill in understanding the data that was in these records and determining what information was relevant to the actual investigation.
Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Processing and Collecting Evidence. I had five years experience as a criminal investigation with the U.S. Army and those duties included crime scene processing. This involved securing the crime scene, identifying witnesses that needed to be interviewed, collecting evidence, taking crime scene photographs and taking fingerprints at the scene. A very important factor in this was maintaining chain of custody of any evidence collected.
Report Writing. No investigation, regardless of type, is complete without a written report detailing the findings of the investigation. I had over 30 years of writing investigative reports which served as the basis for a criminal prosecution or the basis for whether an individual would obtain employment with a Federal agency or receive a U.S. government security clearance. Reports were made in a clear, concise, factual and understandable manner. As the writer of a report, I “painted a picture” of what the investigation determined so that another third party could make so sort of decision based on that report. I was consistently cited over the years for my report writing skills with minimal supervision.
I always ask for feedback and if a student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring during the lesson, they will not be billed. I am very flexible with my time and while I have a 12 hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up sessions.
I can offer tutoring for both groups and individuals at locations that are convenient for the student. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching adult learners in both the public sector and the military. To back up my instructing experience I had over 30 years as an investigator with the Federal Government. My most rewarding experiences were teaching and training in the classroom as well as working with students one on one in role playing
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