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Investigator, Licensed Private Investigator, law enforcement experience, private investigator, violent crime, family domestic issues, theft, burglary, fraud personnel backgrounds, investigates civil matters, personal injury, product liability, asset research, criminal defense background criminal histories,
1991 – 1995 Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology University of St. Thomas
1977 – 1978 Bachelor of Arts, Business Management Metropolitan State University
Attended numerous conferences and seminars including topics such as major case management, inter-agency case coordination, domestic abuse, stalking, pattern offenses, de-escalation techniques, background investigations, homicide, sexual assault, robbery, child abuse, theft and burglary, gender and racial awareness sensitivity and others. Am current with continuing education as required by the Minnesota Board of Private Detective Services.
A Private Detective Corp.,
2000 – present Sole owner and operator of a licensed private detective corporation conducting investigations primarily for individuals and attorneys Responsibilities include reviewing cases and reports, consulting with clients regarding a course of action, locating and interviewing witnesses, taking statements, procuring documents, and other tasks as assigned. Also conduct background investigations and other investigations as needed.
Burnsville Police Department
1978 – 200015 years as an investigator responsible for investigating and/or coordinating the investigation of crimes against persons including homicides, assaults, sexual assaults, stalking, harassment, child and domestic abuse, robbery and others; preparing reports and evidence for and testifying in court. Also conducted background investigations and other assignments, as needed including the investigation of theft and other property crimes.
Speaker at the following organizations
Dakota County Sexual Assault Advocates
Dakota County Community Services
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Mental Health Professional
Facilitated and conducted debriefings for the Critical Incident Stress Management team which deals with stress for police, fire, rescue, paramedics, nurses and other emergency personnel who have been exposed to a critical incident such as officer involved shootings, child deaths and fatal motor vehicle accidents. Conducted stress reduction sessions with individuals and couples.
Seven years as a patrol officer including
Field training officer (developed training manual)
Special weapons and tactics officer (S.W.A.T.)
Received nine commendations and numerous other awards and letters for major case investigation and/or outstanding performance.
Physical evidence officer
September 1994 – May 1995 Total Employment Assistance Management
Counselor: as part of the Master’s of Arts degree, I worked approximately 750 hours as a counselor in an employee assistance program conducting individual and couples counseling, coordinating with client’s employers regarding work performance, safety issues and risk assessment, coordinating with outside therapists concerning long term therapy, and made other referrals.
Available upon request