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Criminal Investigator Resume

The career field of criminal investigations has become very attractive in the past several years, because of the television shows revolving around it, but it is still a hard and dangerous job. Because criminal investigators are considered to be the mind of any investigation, their duties can range from tasks such as assisting the prosecution in preparing the pre-trial evidence to examining records, interrogation, conducting investigations on misdemeanor and felony trials, operating law enforcement equipment, such as police radio and testifying in court about the evidence gained before the trial.


Depending on the agency a criminal investigator works for, the educational requirements might vary. At the beginning, they have to complete an on-the-job training, but also a theoretical criminal investigation training. The ideal resume of a criminal investigator should look like this:

Criminal Investigator Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: John Donald
Birth Date: 30 November 1978
Nationality: American
Driver's License: Yes


I am a very talented professional with a vast experience in the field of investigations and I seek a criminal investigator position in a professional environment. My goal is to effectively use my criminal work experience and my justice educational background.

Education and Professional Training

  • Bachelors' degree in criminal law, University of California, Los Angeles in 2000
  • Completed course in counter intelligence in 2003
  • Completed course in criminal investigation 2004
  • Over seven years of experience
  • Knowledge of legal codes, laws, government regulations, court procedures, precedents, executive orders, agency rules and the democratic political process
  • Vast knowledge of human performance and behavior
  • Ability to conduct and plan complex and sensitive criminal investigations
  • Ability to conduct electronic and physical surveillance
  • Excellent ability to work for longer periods of time
  • Remarkable skills at working outdoors, no matter in what weather conditions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Professional Experience

2005-Present date: Criminal investigator for the Criminal Justice Department Los Angeles, California

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Determining timing, scope and direction of investigations
  • Obtaining information related to cases
  • Examining records in order to locate connections in chains of information or evidence
  • Obtaining and using arrest and search warrants
  • Obtaining and verifying evidence by observing and interviewing witnesses and suspects
  • Planning workload and training entry-level criminal investigators in investigative techniques and methods
  • Reporting criminal information to police and testifying in court
  • Providing protection for individuals such as political candidates, government leaders and visiting foreign dignitaries
2003-2005: Private investigator for the Criminal Justice Department Los Angeles, California

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducting private investigations for the missing persons unit
  • Obtaining confidential information and solving crimes
  • Conducting and planning undercover work or surveillance
  • Completing reports of accidents, arrests, interviews and evidence
  • Arranging lie detector tests for witnesses or suspects
  • Examining the scenes of crime for clues and submitting fingerprints to the laboratory for analysis and identification
  • Conducting surveillance of suspects using cameras and binoculars
  • Collaborating with other agencies and offices in order to coordinate activities and exchange information.
  • Participating in the notorious undercover mission 'Shark's paw"
  • Solving many high profile murder cases
Areas of interest
  • Forensics
  • MedicinePersonal Details
  • Ballistics
  • Psychology

Available upon request.

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