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Investigator Law Enforcement Instructor

New York, New York, 10001, United States
February 12, 2018

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Jeffrey Montie

Phone: 518-***-****



Investigator Law Enforcement Instructor

Qualifications Profile

Exceptionally skilled and proactive professional, offering extensive experience in criminal investigation, case management, and law

enforcement honed from more than 20 years of experience and comprehensive training within the homeland security and military


Expert in fraud and financial investigations; intellectual property rights violations; terrorism investigations, and surveillance

operations. Skilled at assisting US attorneys and other stakeholders in preparing information and evidence for trials on complex

and sensitive cases; executed hundreds of grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, and arrest warrants. An experienced and sworn law

enforcement agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and investigation of felony and

misdemeanor violations of federal, state, and local laws. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word and

PowerPoint) and DHS Systems (Enforce, CIS, TECS, NCIC).

Areas of Expertise

Federal Background Investigations Physical and Personal Security Intelligence and Analysis

Firearms, Defense Tactics, and Gang Investigations Violations of Intellectual Property Rights

Security and Safety Program Planning Emergency Preparedness and Safety Initiatives Report Writing

Evidence Handling Undercover Operations Surveillance Techniques Human Trafficking Investigation

Professional Experience

United States Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations), Albany, NY

Special Agent, GS-1811-13/8 - 1996–2017

Worked as an undercover agent in managing human trafficking and drug cases as well as transnational criminal organizations,

involving drugs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and organized crime

Served as part of the Secret Service, protecting the Pope and diverse foreign dignitaries; served as a task force member with the

US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for three years

Directed cases including financial crime; commercial fraud; child pornography and exploitation; immigration fraud; harboring and

smuggling; drug offenses; as well as identity and benefit fraud and terrorism cases

Employed knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws while utilizing investigative techniques for the successful

establishment of solid cases resulting in criminal prosecution or civil penalties

Acted as lead instructor on firearms tactics and qualifications, defensive techniques and gang investigations

Carried out extensive federal background investigations on criminal and administrative cases, including those involving employees

working in federally bonded warehouses

Authored investigative reports that provided critical documentation for federal court cases

Generated effective long- and short-range training plans for departmental employees while facilitating training classes, creating

lesson plans, and organizing field training

Assumed several special-duty assignments during major homeland security events, which included response efforts during 9/11 and

Hurricane Katrina; worked with stakeholders in protecting critical infrastructure vulnerable to sabotage, attack, and exploitation

by carrying out extensive investigations

Led cases involving transnational gangs; worked as the representative of Albany Office on a taskforce led by the federal DEA;

handled logistical support between Homeland Security and other police agencies

Career Highlights:

Functioned as the lead investigator for a major financial investigation, involving money laundering and human trafficking,

resulting in more than 50 arrests and financial seizures of $4.3M

Utilized investigative skills to get a previously uncooperative suspect to cooperate and admit to harboring illegal aliens; case

was prosecuted in US District Court, resulting in the suspect being deported on criminal harboring charges; this was one of the

first successful harboring prosecutions in the Northern District of New York

Effectively led undercover operations on a major international narcotics smuggling case with local, state, federal, and

international law enforcement agencies, resulting in more than 100 arrests internationally

Strategically spearheaded a multi-agency identity and benefit fraud case, uncovering a plot of corrupt intent to bribe a public

official, resulting in convictions for the criminals in US District Court

Obtained promotion to special agent after demonstrating outstanding work performance as detention enforcement officer and

immigration agent

Conducted and led over 100 surveillance operations with federal, state, local agencies and other stakeholders

United States Navy, San Diego, CA

Petty Officer 3rd Class 1991-1995 Honorable Discharge

Supervised two dozen Navy personnel in the shipboard armory and two dozen personnel assigned to Weapons Division, with

responsibilities of maintaining and handling weapons

Oversaw the shipboard security and firearms qualification as well as the entire operations of the shipboard armory and performance

of personnel assigned to Weapons Division; qualified more than 750 military personnel for small arms pistol and rifle



Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Professional Training

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement National Firearms and Tactical Training, Fort Benning, GA

Defensive Tactics Instructor- Basic- DTI-B 0804 - Mar 2008

Field Maintenance Armorer Training Program - Sep 2007

ICE Gang Instructor - Jun 2007

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA

Strategic Investigations Training, ICE-SITS-703 - Jun 2007

Senior Firearms Instructor Training Program - Aug 2006

Certified Undercover Agent - Oct 2003

Technical Surveillance/Designated Technical Agent - Apr 2007


Top Secret Security Clearance

Cross Designated Authority Secret Service Detail - Sep 2015

Cross Designated Authority (Task Force Member), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Division - Mar 2003


Class A Commercial Trucking Operator License


United States Department of Justice

US Attorney’s Award for Northern District of New York Excellence in Law Enforcement Award

United States Department of Homeland Security

Performance Awards (2008–2015)

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Physical Fitness Award

Hudson Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T) Team

Honorary Member

Professional Affiliations

Member, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association: 2003–2012

Member, East Coast Gang Investigators Association: 2003–2015


Fundraiser: Double H Ranch, A Serious Fun Camp: 2015–2016; Ronald McDonald House Charities: 2004–2015

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