Licensed Investigator

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Michigan State Police – Trooper – 1977 – 1989

Uniform Sergeant – Owosso Post – 1989-1999

  • Supervise Criminal Investigations
  • Maintain and Supervise Property Room and Evidence
  • Oversee budget, scheduling and training of officers
  • Assist in Criminal Investigations

Detective Sergeant – Michigan State Police. (Retired – July 2002)

  • Case Supervision and monitoring of criminal investigations.
  • Designed a digital mug shot program for several MSP locations.
  • Investigated hundreds of computer related crimes for over 35 different Law Enforcement Agencies, with a conviction rate of 100%.
  • Instructor – How to seize a computer without destroying evidence

Licensed Private Investigator since January – 2003

Assisted Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys in Criminal Investigations including, but not limited to:

  • Homicides
  • Child Custody
  • Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Adoption Cases
  • Child Pornography
  • E-discovery
  • Fraud
  • Wrongful Termination of Employment
  • Embezzlement
  • Infidelity
  • Civil & Domestic Investigations Testified to Surveillance Videos
  • Testified in numerous counties throughout Michigan
  • Subpoenaed to testify in the State of Alabama
  • Subpoenaed to testify in Federal Bankruptcy Court – Detroit
  • Theft of Propriety Software

Types of Investigations Include:

  • Homicide
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Threatening Communications
  • Larceny
  • Intimidation and Harassment Complaints
  • Bribery
  • Worked closely with outside law enforcement agencies and other branches of the criminal justice system.
  • Provided assistance to Federal, State and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors.
  • Assigned to work closely with the Clinton County Detective Bureau.

Assignments included the following counties:

Ingham, Eaton, Jackson, Clinton, Shiawassee, Macomb, Oakland, Ionia, Gratiot, Livingston, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Lapeer and Monroe.

Awards

  • Meritorious Service – Investigation of a “Murder-For-Hire” scheme originating in Arkansas.
  • Life Saving Award.
  • Unit Citation for Professional Excellence – Unsolved Homicides and Armed Robbery Investigations.
  • Distinguished Expert badges in marksmanship (the highest level achievable).

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Access Data Internet Forensics – 2008
  • Access Data Forensics Bootcamp – Version 2.2 – 2008
  • Certificate of Training – Access Data Forensic Toolkit – June 2007
  • Over 28 years of continuing education & experience with the Michigan State Police
  • Certificate of Training – Guidance Software – Encase v. 5.04 – Jan. 6, 2006
  • Certificate of Computer Training – FBI Laboratory – Quantico, Va.
  • Certified A+ PC Hardware/Software
  • National Fire Academy training in Hazardous Materials and Incident Analysis
  • Terminal Agency Coordinator – Law Enforcement Information Network
  • US Attorney’s Cyber-Crime Course
  • Attorney General’s Computer Crimes Course.
  • Member High Tech Crime Consortium
  • Eastern Michigan University – High Tech Crimes
  • Lansing Computer Institute.
  • General Permit for Carrying Concealed Weapons
  • CelleBrite Certified – Cell Phone Forensics
  • AccessData Forensic Toolkit – ACE Certified

COMPUTER FORENSICS – Testified as an expert witness in the following counties:

  • Clinton County Circuit Court- Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Shiawassee County Circuit Court – Criminal
  • Macomb County Circuit Court- Criminal
  • Eaton County Circuit Court – Criminal
  • Jackson County – Circuit and District Court – Criminal and Civil
  • Ingham County – Circuit and Probate Court
  • Oakland County – Circuit Court – Criminal & Civil
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District – Detroit
  • Clermont County – Ohio
  • Kalamazoo County – Circuit Court
  • Newaygo County – Circuit Court
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Kent County
  • Wayne County
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Ottawa County
  • Washtenaw County
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Use and Monitoring of GPS Tracking Devices and Surveillance
  • Clinton County
  • Eaton County

CELL PHONE FORENSICS – EXPERT WITNESS

  • St Joseph County Circuit Court
  • Jackson County
  • Genesee County
  • St Joseph County
  • Wayne County
  • Kent County
  • Ingham County
  • Calhoun County
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Court Appointed – Federal Court’s in Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan