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Criminal Investigation Direction, Regulation Enforcement, ICE Regulations, Human Smuggling, Document Fraud, Illegal Narcotics/Vehicle/Agricultural Product Seizure, Unauthorized Entry Prevention, Personnel Rescue, Legal Prosecution Support, Evidence Collection, Case Analysis, Written/Oral Communication, Report Development, Domestic/Foreign ICE Agent Involvement, Database Management. Subpoena/Warrant Delivery, Proficiency in Spanish and English
MONTH 2002 MONTH 2008
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hours Worked per Week: N/A
Supervisor: N/A Phone: N/A May Contact: N/A
Criminal Investigator and Special Agent
Effectively investigated violations of laws and ICE-enforced regulations, including narcotics, human smuggling, document fraud, illegal re-entry; compiled/evaluated multiple-source intelligence in preparation of cases for prosecution. Continually demonstrated leadership in directing assigned cases and assured strong interface with public/private sector. Utilized sound reasoning and judgment when applying laws/regulations/policies/procedures.
Defined objectives/boundaries, identified resources/staffing requirements, and served as team lead for complex investigations involving multiple barriers to resolution including obscure leads, few records, conflicting evidence, difficulties involving language/cultural customs and involvement with such areas as fraud, conspiracy and various white collar crimes.
Performed extensive research, analyzed cases to determine applicable laws/regulations and identified the type and amount of proof required to support claims as well as methodologies to be used to obtain such needed proof. Determined optimal methodologies and, when necessary, arranged for auditors to participate in developing financial evidence process, including appropriate documentation and sampling techniques.
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Employed written and oral communication strengths in managing/directing investigations utilizing oral briefings and written reports to ICE Management, U.S. Attorneys, Federal judges, juries, U.S. Federal law enforcement officer, local police and officers of major corporations, among relevant other entities. Successfully investigated multi-defendant drug smuggling and money laundering organizations, with resultant arrests, seizures, warrants, indictments and convictions.
Have also participated as ICE case agent in OCDETF (domestic/foreign) cases; developed excellent working relationships with domestic as well as foreign law enforcement officials and public/private sector representatives, and have assisted in various investigative actions. Expertly analyzed raw information collected on TECS II, NCIC and FINCEN and federal/state/local databases and utilized information in developing investigations. Identifying other violators and establishing criminal activity patterns; also conducted interviews to gain large amounts of raw information which was analyzed for value and validity, and authored relevant reports, which were uploaded on TECS II.
Interfaced with management of involved businesses to gain needed factual information, statements, sequence of events and other background information to assist in determining scope of investigations. Reviewed records, payroll reports, correspondence and other data concerning transactions or allegations under investigation, and verified facts/evidence presented or alleged. insightfully interviewed suspects/witnesses/informants, served warrants/subpoenas and planned for any needed participation by other law enforcement agencies; worked closely with other law enforcement personnel to execute arrests as well as searches/seizures.
Expertly planned/conducted surveillance of suspect(s) and coordinated surveillance with other involved entities; complex coordination of overlapping jurisdictional responsibilities often required interaction with other OCI offices, FDA Centers and other Federal/State/local officials and agencies.
Developed interim/final reports for prosecutors and management, ensuring clarity, logic and completeness and including highly accurate and detailed information to support prosecution/administrative actions. Collaboratively interfaced with management officials concerning investigative activities/reports, progress of investigations, findings/developments, problems or areas of concern regarding evidence/testimony/law, needed actions and other related matters.
Served as Subject Matter Expert providing advisement/assistance to Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys in preparation of cases for presentation to Grand Juries. Also assisted in witness selection and preparation of evidence/exhibits for trial and provided Grand Jury and other trial and administrative hearing testimony. Ensured that staff was continually apprised of new investigative techniques as well as changes in policies/procedures, and regularly identified any special needed training.
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Specific assignments included working with the Airport Investigations Group at the Luis Mu oz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Was Title 21 cross-designated with investigative responsibilities based on seizures, fugitives and certain crucial information. Worked with ICE Special Agents, Custom and Border Protection Inspectors, U.S. Federal Agents, the Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Marshals, DEA and law enforcement officers.
Also worked on cases initiated by concerned citizens or airline employees, among others, typically involving narcotics or currency seizures; identified violations, interviewed involved parties, gathered and secured evidence and determine appropriate next step. Skillfully met responsibilities to make independent decisions in line with procedural compliance to attain successful criminal prosecution.
Successfully performed $320,000 currency seizure based on confidential information from an informant; developed skills in conducting sensitive/complex investigations with multiple defendants and in interpreting law, ICE regulations, rules procedures/policies and in working with federal agency personnel.
Also worked with the Seaport Smuggling Investigations Group; was tasked to investigate violations involving cargo/cruise ships and private vessels; conducted financial/narcotic investigations on arriving/departing ships, including passengers, crew members, brokers and longshoremen, and participated in investigations, delivery controls and arrests.
Was assigned to Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) in Williston, VT, assisting in identifying individuals wanted by ICE or law enforcement; developed detainers for deported felons, absconders and criminal fugitives listed in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Immigration Violators File (IVF) or Wanted Persons File (WPF). Held responsibilities for NCIC hit confirmations and coordinating ICE responses; also analyzed and disseminated LESC information to local SAC offices.
Worked with Human Smuggling and Trafficking Group in Arizona and served on the Operation Ice Storm Detail in Phoenix; assisted Glendale and Maricopa County Police Departments in eliminating violent crime associated with smuggling. Was tasked to identify smuggling drop houses in Phoenix area and disrupt smuggling utilizing Stingray cell phone tracking. Provided excellent assistance to Assistant U.S. Attorney in prosecuting smugglers and associated felons. Also assisted Asset Forfeiture Group that targeted smuggling financial infrastructure and established strong working relationship with Mexico Intelligence and Enforcement to investigate/dismantle smuggling operations in both countries.
Served as a Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Volunteer and successfully established/maintained strong working relationships with affected communities and their citizens. Assisted in collecting/disseminating information, developing referrals for appropriate relief assistance, surfacing and reporting on issues/problems to be resolved and serving as outreach source of crucial information for community leaders regarding available Federal disaster assistance.
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December 1994 May 1998
25th Infantry Division
Hours Worked per Week: N/A
Supervisor: N/A Phone: N/A May Contact: N/A
Combat Engineer/Platoon Driver
Provided excellent security for personnel/facilities; performed foot/vehicle patrol of perimeters and restricted areas, secured munitions/weapons and conducted reconnaissance. Prepared intelligence reports for supervisors, qualified as sharpshooter on M60 rifle and M203 grenade launcher, skillfully employed night vision devices, performed preventive maintenance on assigned weapons/equipment and met/exceeded Army Physical Fitness standards.
Successfully participated in field exercises that included Lightning Thrust Warrior, Yama Sakura, Fort Lewis, WA (1995), Pohakuloa Training Area Live Fire Exercises, Hawaii (1995, 1997), National Training Center Rotation, Fort Irwin, CA (1996), and Operation North Wind, Japan (1997). With Bravo Company served as mine detector operator, demolition specialist, radio telephone operator, M60 gunner/assistant gunner and squad M998 driver. Was team leader during Operation North Wind with responsibilities for personnel training.
As squad driver (1996-1997) maintained vehicle at highest state of readiness; performance excellence served as example for appropriate work delivery. Completed 12B refresher and military basic skills correspondence courses; successfully graduated from M998 Vehicle operator course, combat lifesaver course and Air Assault School; was qualified on M4, M16, M203 and M60 systems.
Interamerican University of PR, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Master in Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice Major, 2002
Semester/Credit Hours: 39
East University of PR/Universidad del Este College, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice Major, 2000
Semester/Credit Hours: 138
Customs Special Agent Cross Training (Department of Homeland Security), 2004
CPR/First Aid Training, 2002
U.S. Customs Special Agent Training Academy, 2002
Criminal Investigator Training Program Academy, 2002
Customs Basic Enforcement School, 2002
Combat Engineer Training, 1996
Operation of Military Vehicles, 1996
Air Assault School, 1995
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ICE Service Award, 2008
ICE Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Volunteer Award, 2005
U.S. Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation for Protective Responsibilities during Senator John Carry Campaign, 2004
U.S. Customs Service Award, 2003
International Narcotic Enforcement Award, 2003
Certificate of Award for the Effective and Efficient Operation of the ICE Office, 2000
Commendation Medal - Operation North Wind, Japan, 1998
Good Conduct Medal 65th Engineer Battalion, 1998
Achievement Medal Pohakuloa Training Exercise, 1997
I am extremely interested in being considered for the Criminal Investigator position available with your organization, and am submitting my resume for review; I believe you will find my background strongly matches the requirements of this position. In particular, with long-term experience in providing exceptional support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Puerto Rico, I am well-versed in managing processes, meeting organizational standards and guidelines, and achieving objectives.
My educational credentials include a Master of Liberal Arts, with a Criminal Justice Major, from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, also with a Criminal Justice Major, from the Universidad del Este College in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Additionally, I have received multiple, relevant professional development training including Customs Special Agent Cross Training with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs Special Agent Training, Criminal Investigator Training and Customs Basic Enforcement.
In my most recent assignment with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Juan, PR, I served as a Criminal Investigator and Special Agent, with multiple responsibilities for investigating violations of laws and ICE regulations. I was involved with narcotics, human smuggling, document fraud and illegal re-entry. While serving as team lead I held multiple responsibilities including researching analyzing cases to identify applicable laws and regulations, determining optimal methodologies for dealing with these various issues and providing exceptional assistance while interfacing with Federal, State and local law enforcement and government agencies in the performance of my assignments.
I also conducted interviews with all involved parties, secured vital materials and supporting documentation, worked with U.S. Attorneys and other appropriate personnel in preparing materials for use in case prosecution and was often called on to provide expert testimony before Grand Juries, in courtrooms and at various administrative hearings.
Throughout my career I have exhibited a commitment to quality and consistent compliance with critical governing directives, standards, policies and procedures. I am confident in my ability to deliver immediate and long-term results and you will find me to be a performance-driven leader and collaborative team player focused on achieving and surpassing goals. I am eager to discuss how my qualifications match your needs, and look forward to interviewing with you at your earliest convenience. In advance, I thank you for your time and consideration.
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I would like to thank you for providing me the opportunity to interview with you and discuss the Criminal Investigator position currently available with your organization. Having gained a deeper insight into the job requirements and your objectives, I am confident you will find me a valuable asset in achieving your goals.
As discussed, I am an enthusiastic, disciplined team player eager to continue a successful career as a dedicated member of your staff. I believe you will find my dynamic management, coordination and communications skills vital to your organization and I look forward to contributing to your success.
Should you have any additional questions, or to discuss future employment opportunities, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Again, thank you for the enlightening interview. I look forward to your response.
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