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EXPERIENCE- CEO/Private Investigator/Security Officer/former Public Safety Officer – Jim McNeil has worked with four police agencies over his 28-year career in the criminal justice system. He combines the knowledge of law enforcement and advanced education with tenacity. Jim has completed both basic and advanced courses in Scientific Content Analysis (S.C.A.N.), a method of determining the truth and accuracy of written and verbal communication.
PRIVACY- Jim develops an honest, private working relationship sharing the results only with you. He maintains close communication with law enforcement, judicial, and legal entities and is fully aware of what it takes to build and prove a case.
Education and Experience
Continuing Education and Achievements
SKILLED PROFESSIONAL – COO/Private Investigator/Security Officer/K9 Handler/former Social Worker – Molly Barron earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Northern Michigan University after completing a semester-long internship at the Marquette General Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. She was promptly hired after graduation by community mental health and served 14 years as a state-licensed social worker in the mental health arena. As a qualified and seasoned behavioral scientist, Molly possesses a unique skill set that enhances the capabilities she brings to the private investigative field. Her comprehensive social science background gives her critical thinking skills to read people and her communication expertise is a valuable asset in interviewing and interrogation. As a behavioral scientist, she successfully interacted with a diverse spectrum of clients in various cognitive and emotional states. With her education and work experience combined with ongoing investigative and security training, Molly is well equipped, knowledgeable, and offers a versatile ability to support client requirements.
NATIVE “Yooper”- Molly was born and raised in the U.P. and understands the special living and working environment, and the challenges associated with life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
TRUSTWORTHY- Molly possesses a natural ability to connect with people and is trustworthy with confidential information. Problem solving and performance under pressure are two of her strongest and most noteworthy assets. Molly understands the importance of accurate information gathering to assist in both civil and criminal investigations, has excellent report writing skills, and is experienced testifying in court.
Education, Training, and Achievements
EXPERIENCE – Private Investigator Anthony LaPlant is a former law enforcement Detective Sergeant that retired after approximately 19 years in the field, and 22 years overall within the criminal justice system. During his professional law enforcement career, he was able to conceptualize and orchestrate investigative techniques that effectively identified and combated technology, financial, and fraud-related crimes, along with maintaining a caseload of other serious felony crimes.
Anthony is able to independently conduct extremely complex, difficult, and highly sensitive investigations. He can also assist you and advise on the proper acquisition, investigation, and interpretation of digital evidence. He has previously been qualified as an expert witness by various courts on topics including; computer forensics, mobile device forensics, and narcotics.
LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK HISTORY
COMPUTER & MOBILE DEVICE FORENSICS TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
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EXPERIENCE – Detective Sergeant Ronald Koski retired after 28 years with the Michigan State Police. He worked the past 16 years as a Detective Sergeant with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and has extensive drug enforcement experience.
UPPER PENINSULA SUBSTANCE ENFORCEMENT (U.P.S.E.T.) TEAM LEADER
As a Team Leader on U.P.S.E.T., his responsibilities included (1) supervising the day to day operations of the undercover officers; (2) supervise and act as property room manager; (3) supervising and coordinating covert investigations; (4) acting as a liaison between the Team and local law enforcement agencies and; (5) ensuring and maintaining training for the team members.
NARCOTIC INVESTIGATION EXPERIENCE
As a Team Leader, he had taken part in, or supervised, over 3,000 narcotics investigations, over 200 search warrants, and the arrest of approximately 1,500 persons. He had been a case officer or supervised over 50 narcotics investigations that have been prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s office.
EIGHTH DISTRICT METHAMPHETAMINE TEAM COORDINATOR
As the 8th District Methamphetamine Team Coordinator, Ronald’s responsibilities included; (1) supervising and coordinating the investigation of methamphetamine-related activities within the 8th District with the DEA, Michigan State Police and local police, fire, and public safety departments; (2) maintaining and supplying Response Team equipment; (3) supervising response operations; (4) implementing site-specific safety plans that comply with MSP, DEA, and OSHA guidelines and regulations; (5) acting as a clan lab responder and or site safety officer when needed; (6) conducting annual re-certification and; (7) teaching Methamphetamine Awareness classes for law enforcement, medical, fire and other professionals.
METHAMPHETAMINE RELATED LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE
Ronald took part in over 200 methamphetamine investigations while assigned to U.P.S.E.T.; provided expert/opinion testimony regarding the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, the components, materials, and chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine; and drafted several search warrants related to trafficking and manufacturing of methamphetamine.
He has testified as an expert witness in U.S. Federal Court, County District Courts, and County Circuit Courts. He also testified in cases in several different counties Probate Courts.
EXPERIENCE– Lieutenant Vernon Peterson retired after 33 years with the Michigan State Police. He specialized in hostage negotiations and polygraph examinations.
LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK HISTORY
QUALIFICATIONS / RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
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Darren Foulker is a 31 year veteran of Law Enforcement, starting his career by entering the US Army Military Police and retiring from the Rockford Illinois Police Department. During his career, he attended numerous Police Training Academies and assigned to many specialized units.
In 1986, Darren enlisted in the US Army Military Police (MP). He was promoted to Sergeant after 3 years and elevated to Investigations. He attended Military Police Training and Investigator Training at Ft. McClellan Alabama.
Upon exiting Military Service, Darren was employed by the Macon Police Department in Macon Georgia. He became a Georgia Certified Peace Officer and successfully completed the City of Macon Police Academy. Darren worked patrol duties and was a member of the Special Crimes Apprehension Team (S.C.A.T) that patrolled public housing areas of the city. While he was a member of the Macon Police Department, he continued his Military Service by enlisting in the US Air Force (Air Guard) Security Police.
In 1997, Darren accepted a position with the Rockford Illinois Police Department. He attended Police Training Institute (PTI) at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana and completed the City of Rockford Police Academy.
A 20-year career with the Rockford Police Department consisted of Patrol duties, Field Training Officer, K-9 Agitator, a member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Activation System (ILEAS) regional team and Detective.
Darren was promoted to Detective and assigned to the General Case unit focusing on Financial Crimes investigating Cyber Crimes, Retail Theft, Criminal Damage to Property and Financial Exploitation of the elderly. A selected member of the Winnebago County Integrity Task Force that investigated officer-involved use of Deadly Force and a certified lead homicide investigator.
Darren’s final 3 years were spent assigned to the Winnebago County Violent Crimes Task Force focusing on Violent Gang Crimes and Drugs. In 2015 the Rockford Field Office of the FBI had taken control of the task force resulting in Darren being attached to the FBI until his retirement in 2017.
Since retirement, Darren had moved to the U.P. and continues to be active in the community as he is currently the Commander of American Legion Post 71 in Gladstone.
FBI Violent Crime Task Force with a Top Secret Security Clearance
Lead Homicide Investigator – Illinois Certified
Winnebago County Integrity Task Force: Officer-Involved Deadly Force
Cook County Retail Organized Crime (CCROC) – Prior Member
Northern Illinois Financial Crime Investigations (NIFCI) – Prior Member
Reid Interview and Interrogation Techniques: In-Service Training
Wicklow Interview and Interrogation Techniques: In-Service Training
Crime Scene Shooting Recreation: Northwestern University
(NAPO) – Honorable Mention Top Cop of Illinois
Illinois Law Enforcement – Medal of Honor
City of Rockford – Medal of Valor
Illinois Police Association – Life-Saving Award
PBPA – Honorable Mention Officer of the Year
City of Rockford – Exceptional Service Award
Darren got his work ethics growing up in a small rural southern Wisconsin farming community. He spent his career in the service of others. He always followed the facts. His honesty, dedication, and integrity are just a few qualities he has demonstrated time and time again in a 31-year law enforcement career. That could be why he is the most decorated officer in the Rockford Police Department’s history.
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