EDUCATION - Investigator Christensen
Bachelor of Science/Political Science Idaho State University, 2001
Research assistant for published Historical Dictionary of Terrorism
Associates of Arts and Sciences/Criminal Justice BYU-Idaho, 1996
Emphasis in law enforcement
WORK HISTORY - Investigator Christensen
Idaho House of Representatives 12/18 to current
State Representative District 32
SE Idaho Investigations 08/10 to current
Chief Investigator/Owner Idaho Falls, ID
IDHW/Bureau of Audits and Investigations 01/07 to 08/10
Certified Welfare Fraud Investigator Idaho Falls, ID
·Detected and investigated welfare fraud using investigative tools, methods, and strategies.
·Facilitated administrative sanctions on welfare recipients and submitted criminal cases for local prosecution.
·Maintained and organized detailed casework documentation.
·Assisted local and federal agencies in investigations.
Idaho Department of Correction/District 7 Probation and Parole Idaho Falls, ID
Sr. Probation/Parole Officer 06/03 to 12/06
·Monitored adult convicted felons to ensure community safety by investigating and detecting probation/parole violations and criminal activity.
·Maintained a detailed record of case activity, fieldwork, and use of force situations.
·Facilitated the Fugitive Recovery Unit (warrant service) and coordinated recovery efforts with local and federal law enforcement.
·Served as a liaison for the department with the ATF, U.S. Marshals, F.B.I., and other federal agencies.
·Firearm range assistant, taught firearm safety and proper shooting technique.
Jefferson County Probation Rigby, ID
Probation Officer 06/01 to 06/03
·Monitored probationers to ensure community safety by investigating and detecting probation violations.
·Enforced court orders as outlined by the judge, conducted warrant service, conducted pre-sentence investigations.
·Made sentencing recommendations to the judge, testified, and served as in officer of the court.
·Investigated illegal activity of probationers.
Behavioral Health Center/Teton Peaks (juvenile corrections - treatment) Idaho Falls, ID
Group Leader 05/99 to 06/01
·Monitored and oversaw the implementation of the Positive Peer Culture program. Directed psychiatric technicians and line staff.
·Facilitated the nightly peer processing group. Worked with state to ensure proper interventions were being implemented.
United States Army Reserve SLC, UT / Pocatello, ID
Military Police Officer/Investigator 03/99 to 06/13
·Proficient and experienced in intelligence, police patrol, response to crime and chaotic situations, security for highly sensitive areas, report writing, investigations, and general police activity.
·Possessed a secret security clearance.
·Supervised and directed a squad size element of soldiers at Ft. Douglas, UT.
·Firearm range cadre, facilitated firearm safety and proper shooting technique.
TRAININGS and AWARDS
·National Insurance Crime Training Academy, certified insurance fraud investigator 03/11.
·U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course 10/10.
·Basic and Advanced Interview and Interrogation Course by Dr. Steven Rhoades 04/10.
·United Council on Welfare Fraud training in Snowmass, CO; passed certified investigator test 09/08.
·MPI (military police investigations) School 07/07.
·Idaho Department of Corrections Academy 06/03.
·Army annual training in Germany and Italy (assisted active duty military police in investigations).
·Army Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 08/02 (military police school).
·POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training), graduated training with “A” average 10/01.
·Army Achievement Award for rifle marksmanship, Army achievement certificate for perfect pistol qualification.
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters."