Dennis L. ParkerLaw Enforcement and Insurance Fraud Investigator (ret.)
Dennis Parker brings a unique perspective to the understanding of investigative interviewing because of his diverse experience in law enforcement and insurance fraud investigation. Dennis has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience from the municipal to the federal level. He also graduated from several law enforcement training academies and other training courses designed specifically for police or investigative interviewing. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas in 1985.
Dennis’ work experience includes 5 years as a police officer in and around Houston Texas and 13 years in the United States Air Force as an NCO and Commissioned Officer. As an Air Force OSI Special Agent, Dennis led a group of federal investigators tasked with investigating felony criminal, major fraud and counter-intelligence cases. His investigations included fraud, child abuse and child homicide investigations, one of which is highlighted in his 8-hour course.
Dennis also has more than 10 years’ experience investigating and managing insurance fraud programs. During that period of time Dennis conducted more than 1400 “examinations under oath” or sworn statements usually in the presence of the interviewee’s attorney while investigating insurance fraud. Dennis invented tactics specifically designed to deal with the differences and disadvantages between “police” interviews and interviews conducted in the opposing attorney’s office and control.
Dennis has provided classes to law enforcement, Children’s and Adult’s Protective Services, Probation departments and insurance investigators since 2003. He is also a regular speaker at ACFE events in Texas and a conference speaker at the annual Texas Adult Protective Services conference in San Antonio and South Padre Island Texas since 2009.