Master Instructor

Jen Spears

Jen Spears


Jen is a homicide and cold case investigative expert with more than 23 years in law enforcement as a special agent, detective, officer, and trainer. She is exceptionally skilled in the practice and application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy and has significant experience conducting interviews, gathering intelligence, and managing a high volume of cases. She has conducted investigations into economic and computer crimes including identity theft and money laundering. She has solved numerous complex and multi-layered homicide investigations, including a 1984 cold case using forensic genetic genealogy which led to a serial case, also closing a 1982 cold case in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has also led a year-long undercover narcotics investigation inside a high school netting numerous arrests and convictions. She received a graduate certificate in Forensic Genetic Genealogy, from the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven.  Jen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Psychology minor, from Columbia College. You don’t want to miss one of her upcoming Homicide Investigation courses or Cold Case Investigations Course. Listed below are just some of her other achievements:

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