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Detectives, or Police Detectives, compile information and evidence for the cases to which they are assigned. Duties highlighted on resumes of Detectives include participating in undercover surveillance and sting operations leading to the arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of guilty parties; and conducting secret surveillance and search-and-seizure operations. Sample resumes of Detectives list different educational backgrounds, depending on the department that employs them, and while much is learned while on the job, continued training and education in investigative techniques is also required.

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Detective Commander/intel Division

  • Oversaw and directed two or more security teams providing protection for both the Sheriff, and visiting dignitaries at various events, meetings, and functions.
  • Directed a staff of 10 based on evaluation of available data, volume of work, priorities, and the knowledge and experience of each member of the unit.
  • Authored a list to follow in providing "advance" procedures of protection details that was adopted by the department, which has saved time, and facilitated a thorough gathering of essential information.
  • Assisted the Criminal Investigation Division, on a need for services basis, investigating crimes such as thefts, burglaries, drug dealing, prostitution, aggravated assaults, and fraudulent activities.
  • Identified forgeries performed by a government informant, who was subsequently arrested, and brought to justice.
  • Promoted to position of Chief of Staff after one year.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
MS
Criminal Justice (15 Credits)
Criminology
2

Detective

Carried out investigations to prevent or solve criminal cases.

  • Served as law Enforcement Liaison to assist the Tennessee Criminal Justice Portal System project team with its successful formulation and implementation of program which became a model at the local and regional level.
  • Lead Investigator of the first homicide case successfully prosecuted, based on DNA evidence, in Williamson County, Tennessee resulting in setting case precedence.
  • Consistently achieved high case closure and performed in the top five percent of detective ranking.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration / Economics & Finance
3

Detective

Lead and directed the investigation of a wide range of crimes including, financial fraud, organized retail theft, and homicide.

  • Coordinated the secondary response of investigative personnel and directed all personnel on scene.
  • Collaborated extensively with outside agencies and companies to gather information to further investigations.
  • Generated detailed reports including, probable cause affidavits, search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, and departmental reports.
  • Responsible for court testimony and trial presentations.
  • Responsible for the majority of investigations involving computer related crimes.
  • Implemented and maintained several investigative resources including, video software, social media websites, and data mining resources.
  • Responsible for promotional interviews and training new hires within the detective division.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
4

Detective Lieutenant -internal Affairs Section

Conducted personnel investigations involving accusations of serious misconduct by department members

  • Conducted data mining of various data bases to gather investigative facts
  • Met with and interviewed complainants, witnesses and subjects
  • Established and maintained professional relationship with union members and legal representatives
  • Prepared complex investigative reports and testified in departmental disciplinary proceedings
  • Communicated with all levels of management across divisional lines including the Legal Section, Fiscal Section and Human Resources
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
MS
Criminal Justice Administration
5

Detective

Participated in the Mid-Hudson Narcotics Task Force based in Newburgh, New York from September 2005 - January 2007. Responsible for investigating and dismantling narcotics operations resulting in a high volume of criminal convictions of narcotics traffickers in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Participated in undercover narcotics purchases from dealers in Orange County and Ulster County. As a Case Agent running undercover operations in Sullivan County, produced numerous seizures of narcotics and weapons generating the arrests and convictions of numerous narcotics traffickers.

  • Conducted investigations which involved collecting records, evidence handling, surveillance, handling confidential informants and interviewing witnesses, suspects and victims.
  • Planned and conducted surveillance and undercover work.
  • Examined crime scenes, gathered evidence and coordinated with laboratories for analysis when necessary.
  • Organized information and examined records in order to uncover links between crimes and criminal relationships.
  • Prepared investigative reports and obtained and issued search and arrest warrants.
  • Arranged lie detector tests for witnesses and suspects.
  • Testified in legal hearings.
  • Supported the Detective Sergeant and Police Chief in performing investigative functions.
Candidate Info
54
years in
workforce
27
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
6

District 1305 Lead Detective, TJ Maxx

Assisted District Loss Prevention Manager with the development of detectives.

  • Developed best practices to help district detectives work more efficiently and effectively.
  • Established a method to catalog data for trending analysis at detective level.
  • District 1305 Operational readiness assessment auditor.
  • Partnered with National Task Force on organized retail crime.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Liberal Arts
7

Detective

Investigated crimes involving a gun. Arrived on scene and directed all investigation activities.

  • Determined need for additional responders and whom to interview, called in evidence technicians, and brought perpetrators and suspects to police station then interviewed them to investigate the crime.
  • Wrote extensive investigation reports, affidavits, applications for search warrants, and official charges.
  • Followed up on gun sightings reported on city TIP line. Reviewed city videos and performed surveillance.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
Liberal Arts
8

Loss Prevention Detective

  • Conducts surveillance, Interviewing, and Interrogation
  • Responsible for heightening store Loss Prevention awareness
  • Install and utilize CCTV equipment
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Bachelor of Arts
9

Detective

Conducted investigations relating to the sale of controlled substances by groups or individuals.

  • Conducted buy and bust drug operations.
  • Managed case files for identifying suspects in long term case operations
  • Obtained and executed search warrants.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
10

Detective / Supervisor

Conducted various investigations on criminal cases involving multi agencies.

  • Supervised and trained new hires.
  • Assisted in creating and executing policies and guidelines for the department at the Chiefs direction.
  • Assisted the Chief in preparing monthly UCR and racial profiling reports.
  • Interviewed and conducted background investigations on new applicants.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Spanish Speaker
Education

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