Criminal Investigator Sample Resume

Travis Koopman
1234 Post Oak Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Travis


To obtain a Criminal Investigator position in a professional environment in which I will progressively utilize my extensive criminal justice educational background and experience.  

Qualifications Summary
  • Extensive knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Wide knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  
National University, La Jolla, CA
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Science (June 2001)
Work Experience
Criminal Investigator: June 2004 - Present, Forensic Squad, Phoenix, AZ
  • Determining scope, timing, and direction of investigations, developing relationships with informants in order to obtain information related to cases.
  • Examining records in order to locate links in chains of evidence or information.
  • Identifying case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
  • Obtaining and using search and arrest warrants.
  • Obtaining and verifying evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses, or by analyzing records.
  • Performing undercover assignments and surveillance, including monitoring authorized wiretaps.
  • Preparing reports that detail investigation findings.
  • Analyzing evidence in laboratories or in the field.
  • Collaborating with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription and research.
  • Collaborating with other offices and agencies in order to exchange information and coordinate activities.  
Criminal Investigator: May 2001 - May 2004, Criminal Justice Department, Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities included:
  • Collecting and recording physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight measurements, and photographs.
  • Comparing crime scene fingerprints with those from suspects or fingerprint files to identify perpetrators.
  • Investigating organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes.
  • Managing security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information.
  • Recording evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.
  • Searching for and collecting evidence such as fingerprints, using investigative equipment.
  • Testifying before grand juries concerning criminal activity investigations.
  • Administering counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics reward programs.
  • Issuing security clearances and providing protection for individuals such as government leaders, political candidates and visiting foreign dignitaries.
*References: Available upon request.