Joel Dean

Private Investigation Instructor at Udemy

I have completed a six month POST (Peace Officer in Standards and Training) certified California course in 2001. I had been a sworn peace officer for almost thirteen years. I achieved the title of Sergeant at the Shasta County Marshal's Office. I have supervised as many as twenty police officers and 10 support staff at any given time. The following is a list some of training I have completed:

Drug recognition 7 step D.A.R.

H&S 11550 certified

Supervisor core course (80 hours)

Field Training Officer course (40 hours)

Identification of Gang and Gang awareness

Background investigations

Administration of background investigations

Defensive tactics instructor (80 hours)

Street Survival

Taser instructor course (24 hours)

Interview and interrogation (24 hours)

Internal affairs investigation (24 hours)

Active shooter

Basic narcotics investigations

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

NRA Personal Protection in the home

DOJ Certified Handgun Safety Instructor

My investigative experience has consisted of investigation in the criminal and civil side of law. I have conducted investigations that were criminal in nature in the following areas:

Death Investigations, Credit Card Fraud, Burglary, Disability and Worker's Compensation Fraud, Employee embezzlement, Assault with Deadly Weapons, Simple Assault, Domestic Violence, Forcible Rape, Possession of Illegal Drugs including Surveillance of Suspected Offenders, Possession of Illegal Weapons, False Police Reports, Driving Under the Influence and Cultivation of Marijuana for Sales.

I have conducted investigations that were non-criminal in nature in the following areas:

Violations of Business Policy and Procedure, Citizen's Complaints, Pre-Employment Background Investigations, Civil Service, Industrial License Compliance, Unfaithful Spouses, Improper Business Practices, Sexual Harassment, Desperate Treatment Complaints and Criminal Background Checks.


2005-2007 Union Institute and University Sacramento, California

Bachelors of Arts degree in criminal justice

1997-2001 College of the Redwoods Eureka, California

Associate of Science Degree in general studies

1994-1997 Eureka High School Eureka, California

High School Diploma

Over the last thirteen years I have attended numerous law enforcement related schools and classes. I have attended over 1,000 hours in law enforcement instruction. I currently hold certificates in the following law enforcement related fields: Field Training, Supervisor, Drug recognition, DEA over flight and narcotics investigation, Gangs and gang awareness, POST certified narcotics investigation, POST Certified Arrest and Control Instructor, DOJ Executive Protection, Active Shooter and taser instructor. I am also certified to teach CCW in Shasta, Lassen and Tehama County.

I currently hold California POST Certificates. These include a Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels as well as a POST Supervisory certificate. I have been to an 80 hour POST certified Supervisor core course in which I hold a certificate of completion.

I am currently licensed as a Private Investigator in the following states: California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Idaho.

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