Frank R. Vanecek

Oak Harbor, Washington

General Specialty

Law Enforcement
Police Practices and Procedures

Specialty Focus

.Criminal Investigations
.Use of Excessive/Deadly Force
Civil Rights Violations
Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Justice
Deadly Force
Death Investigation
Deaths in Police Custody
False Allegations
False Arrest
False Conviction
Firearms Instruction
Forensic Investigations
Incident Management
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Standards of Practice
Law Enforcement Tactics
Law Enforcement Training
Police Ethics
Police Misconduct Investigations
Police Practices
Police Practices and Procedures
Policy and Procedures
Suspicious Deaths
Use of Force
Workplace Investigations

Primary Areas of Expertise

Police Practices & Procedures

Police Practices Expert with over 38 years of law enforcement experience at city, county, state and federal level California licensed and Insured Private Investigator and member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Assignments worked included Patrol, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics/Task Force (DEA), Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, Gaming, Metro Fugitive, Metro Gang, Major Crimes/Homicide, Dignitary Protection, Security Manager, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Identification and NICS Manager, Investigations in Indian Country, Officer Involved Shooting Team Coordinator, Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI), Crime Scenes.

Recent testimony in civil cases involving claims of False Arrest/Improper Interrogations/Improper Identification Procedures and False Conviction/Imprisonment involving multiple municipal agencies in the state of Illinois.

Adjunct Professor (Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA) since 2014 teaching Criminal Investigation, Investigative Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Evidence and Introduction to Criminal Justice. Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Managers of Police Academy and College Training (IMPACT).


Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Law Enforcement Best Practices

  • Use of Force

  • Complex Investigations

  • Homicide Investigations

  • Firearms/Training

  • Gangs/Narcotics

  • Fingerprint Analysis and Comparison

  • Evidence/Crime Scene

  • Interviews and Interrogation

  • Internal Investigations

  • Organized Crime

  • Incident Management (FEMA Certified)



  • Masters- Business Administration, Western Governor’s University
  • Bachelors-Management/Criminal Justice, Redlands University
  • AA – Criminal Justice, Ventura College


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