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Krystalyn Desilet | (235) 091-1948 | 1211 West Locust Street, Davenport, IA


I have over 5 years of experience as a Detective. I have worked in both the public and private sector, and I have gained a wealth of knowledge in investigative techniques, interviewing skills, crime scene analysis and evidence collection. I am also experienced in working with confidential informants and building cases against major criminals. In addition to my law enforcement experience, I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from XYZ University.


Detective at ICS detective agency, IAJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully apprehended 97% of criminals targeted.
  • Recovered $3.5 million in stolen property.
  • Successfully solved 94% of cases worked.
  • Obtained over 100 search warrants and 80 arrest warrants.
  • Worked undercover on 3 major sting operations leading to the arrests of 42 high-level drug dealers.
  • Testified in court as an expert witness in 30 trials.

Detective Sergeant at Elite detectives, IAAug 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Led a team of detectives in solving a high-profile murder case, resulting in the arrest and conviction of the killer.
  • Successfully completed undercover work that led to the dismantling of an illegal drug ring.
  • Worked with witnesses and victims to gather evidence and information that helped solve crimes.
  • Conducted interviews with suspects that resulted in confessions or useful information.
  • Analyzed crime scenes and collected physical evidence that was used to help solve cases.
  • Wrote detailed reports documenting all aspects of investigation work.


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at University of Iowa, IAAug 2012 - May 2017

Some skills I've learned are: report writing, data analysis, critical thinking, and research.


  • Criminal Investigation
  • Evidence Collection
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Report Writing

Annalee Prairie | (882) 413-0077 | 1250 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma, WA


I have over 5 years of experience as a Detective. I have worked on many cases and have helped to solve them. I am a very good investigator and can find clues that others may not see. I am also good at working with people and getting information from them.


Detective at ADCO Investigations, Inc., WAMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully closed 100+ cases during my career as a detective.
  • Solved a high-profile case that had been unsolved for years.
  • Recovered millions of dollars in stolen property.
  • Brought down several major crime syndicates.

Detective Sergeant at , WAAug 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of detectives in investigating a series of murders. Closed the case with a 100% success rate.
  • Investigated and solved a complex financial fraud case involving multiple companies and millions of dollars.
  • Led an undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of several high-level drug dealers. Seized over $1 million worth of illegal drugs and weapons.
  • Successfully apprehended a fugitive who had been on the run for over 10 years.
  • Worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and solve crimes.


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at University of Washington, WASep 2012 - May 2017

I have learned to analyze and interpret data, to think critically, and to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.


  • Crime scene investigation
  • Evidence collection and analysis
  • Interviewing witnesses and suspects
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Criminal profiling
  • Use of force guidelines
  • Report writing