Investigators

 

Thomas P. Joyce Jr.

 

Tom Joyce spent 25 years with the Portland Police Department building an expertise in criminal investigations and forensics.

 

As an evidence technician in the department’s crime laboratory, Tom specialized in reconstructing crimes with forensic science.  Tom has been designated "Life Active Membership" in the International Association for Identification.

 

As a detective sergeant, Tom was the supervisor of the crimes against property unit and later the crimes against persons unit.  Tom also supervised the department’s crime laboratory.

 

He has overseen the investigation of incidents to include, but not limited to: theft, burglary, harassment, missing persons, domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, robbery, sexual assault, suspicious deaths, homicide and police officer involved shootings.

 

As a detective sergeant, Tom earned many commendations for his investigative work during his years with the police department.

 

Retiring from the police department in 2004, Tom is now a professor and Department Chair of the criminal justice program at Southern Maine Community College.  Among the courses that he teaches, Tom instructs students in criminal investigation and crime scene reconstruction.

George Connick

 

George has over 29 years of Law Enforcement experience with the Portland Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

 

During his career, George spent over 24 years as a Detective Sergeant and supervisor overseeing narcotics and organized crime investigations in Portland, Cumberland County and Central Maine. He has extensive experience in managing complex and large-scale investigations, advanced interview skills, covert surveillance methods and case preparation.

 

Since his retirement from Law Enforcement, George has worked in the contract security industry where he is considered an expert in security assessments and development of  detailed and innovative security strategies for clients in the Southern Maine area.        

 

 

 

James M. Daniels


Jim Daniels was a detective with the Portland Police Department and retired after 22 years of service.  Jim spent the bulk of his career as a major case investigator specializing in homicide, sexual assault, and other major case investigations to include domestic violence and elder abuse.  

 

Jim has received a number of commendations and recognitions for his work.  He received the department's 1997 Officer of the Year award.   

 

Jim retired in 1998 to accept a position at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as a Training Coordinator.  He went onto spend seven years at the University of Southern Maine as a Program Manager and Sexual Assault Investigator for the campus police department.  During his time with the university, he was appointed to the position of Assistant to the Chief with added responsibilities in the areas of hiring, training, and policies/procedures.  Jim also spent an academic year as Director of Security and Auxiliary Services at Southern Maine Community College.   

 

Jim currently works in industrial security.  He is an Emergency Response Technician that includes certifications in Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue, and Incident Command.  

 

Jim has held a Maine Private Investigator's License since 2009.

John Fanning

 

John served as a member of the Portland Police Department for 10 years, most of those years as a sergeant in the patrol division.  As a sergeant, John also served as an instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. During those years John developed his surveillance and interview skills, as well as his leadership abilities.

After serving on the Portland Police Department, John worked in the private sector, first for a Fortune 500 company in Massachusetts, where he rose to Asst. Vice President, and later as a middle manager in a financial services company in New York, where he eventually became the Managing Director.

John's employment in the private sector allowed him to gain significant experience in the areas of insurance, employment and labor issues and alternative dispute resolution, among others.  John also held a General Securities Principal license through FINRA which gives him a unique ability to investigate investment and securities fraud cases.  John’s work experience gives him a solid understanding of corporate culture as well as employer/employee dynamics.

For the past seven years, John has worked in Cumberland and York Counties in Maine as a licensed professional investigator.  His work involves wrongful death, criminal defense, and civil investigative work.

 2015  Joyce and Daniels

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