Sample Private Detective Resume

A clear and interesting private detective resume will go a long way to help you land the job you want. Be sure to include specific details, including your objective, training, previous employment, and current availability. All private detective resumes should take this approach.

Mark Job-seeker
123 Walker Street
Any Town, USA 99999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


A position as a Private Detective


Experienced detective, analytical and investigative skills, good communicator


Private Detective, 2000 to present:

Haroldson Detective Agency, Big City, USA.

Provided services to individuals, attorneys, businesses, including solving mysteries, connecting clues from crime scenes, investigating fraud, child custody cases, missing persons cases, etc.

Assistant Private Detective, 1998-2000:

Haroldson Detective Agency, Big City, USA.

Assisted private detectives with a variety of tasks, including computer database searches to find information about subjects in question, such as prior arrests, conviction, civil legal judgments, motor vehicle registrations, etc.


A.A. in Criminal Justice
Valley City College, 2000, Valley City, USA


American Association of Private Detectives

NOTE: Keep in mind that the private detective resume above is just that-a sample. A complete private detective resume might run one to two pages. However, this one will show you how to get started.