Carroll Consulting & Training

Sgt. Paul Carroll Consulting & Training

Sgt. Paul Carroll's Resume

Sgt. Carroll is recently retired from the Chicago Police Department after serving 31 dedicated years.  Sgt. Carroll was last assigned to the Office of the Chief of Detectives as the Commanding Officer of the Crime Analysis Unit, other assignments included Watch Commander and Unit Commander for Detective Division Violent Crime Units supervising Homicide, Death, Sex Crimes and Robbery investigations. 

Sgt. Carroll has extensive experience investigating and supervising investigations of Homicides, Sex Crimes, Robberies, Suspicious Deaths, Suicides, Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, Burglary and other related cases.   Sgt. Carroll has held the position as Training Coordinator of Investigative Services for the Chicago Police Department, as well as being the liaison with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Cook County States Attorney's Office and the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center. 

Sgt. Carroll has designed, developed, implemented and instructed a four-week training program for newly promoted Detectives, In-Service Investigative Training Programs, Investigative Training Program for Youth Officers, Investigative Technique Seminars for Sex Crime Detectives and for the International Association of Chief's of Police and other various investigative training programs.

Sgt. Carroll has also authored and co-authored numerous articles in the field of criminal investigations.  Most notably are the "Eyewitness Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement" and "Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement", both published by the U. S. Department of Justice.  Sgt. Carroll was a U.S. Department of Justice planning panel member for the Eyewitness Evidence Technical Working Group and the Crime Scene Investigation Technical Working Group.

Sgt. Carroll is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy's 171st class.  He is a recipient of many awards and commendations over his illustrious 31 year career with the Chicago Police Department.  Sgt. Carroll has also received a number of citations and awards from other state police agencies for appreciation for his outstanding contributions to law enforcement.  Sgt. Carroll has been a guest lecturer and consultant on various criminal investigative issues across the country and the Republic of South Africa over the past several years.

Sgt. Paul Carroll is providing a number of criminal investigation training programs across the country and is also available for consultations regarding criminal investigations.


June 1998 to present:

Currently consulting and lecturing to police agencies, coroners, medical examiners, private companies, attorneys, public defenders, prosecutors and the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. Conducted political campaign for Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida June through November 2005.

Chicago Police Department: July 1967 to May 1998 (retired)

Sergeant/Watch Commander/Unit Commanding Officer - June 1986 through May 1998

Last assigned to the Office of the Chief of Detectives as the Commanding Officer of the Crime Analysis Unit. Responsible for the supervision of the unit and the preparation of Homicide, Sex Crimes, Robbery, Aggravated Battery and Burglary analysis patterns, bulletins and monthly/yearly analytical reports. Also responsible for all correspondence with the Illinois Department of Corrections, review and approval of all prepared reports. Previous assignments as Watch Commander and Unit Commander at various Detective Division-Violent Crime Units supervising Homicide, Death, Sex Crimes and Robbery investigations and several assignments as Supervisor/Watch Commander in Patrol Units.

Extensive experience investigating and supervising investigations of Homicides, Sex Crimes, Robberies, Suspicious Deaths, Suicides, Kidnaping, Domestic Violence, Burglary, Aggravated Battery and related cases.

Additional Responsibilities: Training Coordinator for the Bureau of Investigative Services. Also responsible for liaison with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Cook County States Attorney's Office and Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center.



               Designed, Developed, Implemented and Instructed:

  • Four Week, 160 hour training program for newly promoted Detectives, Youth Investigators and Gang Crimes Specialists

  • Twenty-One In-Service Investigative Training Programs - OPS Investigators and Detectives

  • Five day Investigative Training Program for Youth Officers - Chicago Housing Authority Police

  • Four one-day investigative technique seminars for Sex Crimes Detectives, 

    Youth Officers and Investigators 

    from the Office of Professional Standards

  • Six day Criminal Investigative Techniques Program for International Association of Chief’s of Police

  • Five day Criminal Investigation Course for East Central Illinois Mobile Training Team

  • Two day Coroner Investigative/Administrative Program for the Center for Rural Law Enforcement

  • Four hour Bank Security Seminar

  • Four hour Currency Exchange Security Seminar

  • Command Level Review Program (TOPS) for Homicide Investigations, Washington, DC Police Department

  • Two training manuals for U.S. Department of Justice

Additional Accomplishments:

Certified Law Enforcement Instructor in numerous states

Authored two Police Department Training Bulletins regarding Robbery Investigations

Authored Detective Division Standard Operating Procedure Manual

Developed and Authored Security Standards for Financial Institutions

Developed and Authored Security Standards for Currency Exchanges

Co-authored Chicago Police Department General Order on Crime Scene Protection/Processing

Co-authored Chicago Police Detective Division policy on Domestic Violence Investigations

Certified Hostage Negotiator

Published articles on Death Investigations, Bank Security, Robbery Investigations, Interrogation,

Crime Scene Protection and Eyewitness Evidence

Authored, Edited, and appeared in Video Tape on Crime Scene Protection

Co-author: Eyewitness Identification, A Guide for Law Enforcement (Book and Lesson Plan)

Co-author: Crime Scene Investigation, A Guide for Law Enforcement

Co-author: Crime Scene Investigation, A Reference for Law Enforcement Training

Graduate, FBI National Academy, 171st Session


Nine Chicago Police Department Commendations

One Hundred Thirty Chicago Police Department Honorable Mentions

Twenty-seven citizen letters of Commendation

Chicago Police Department Problem Solving Award

Chicago Junior Chamber of Commerce Award

Certificate of Appreciation, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Certificate of Appreciation, Naperville, Illinois Police Department

Certificate of Appreciation, Independent Complaints Directorate, South African Police Service

Two Outstanding Achievement Awards, U.S. Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice

Three Certificates of Appreciation, New York State Police

Certificate of Appreciation, Illinois Chapter, International Association for Identification

Certificate of Appreciation, Florida Fire Chief’s Association

Letter of Appreciation, Florida Public Defender, 9th Circuit

Certificate of Appreciation, US Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC

Plaque of Appreciation, Marietta and Cobb County, Georgia

Letters of Appreciation, DePaul University Law School

Letters of Appreciation, Arizona Public Defender’s Association

Certificate of Appreciation, Wisconsin Chapter Int’l Association for Identification


Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association Conventions

Elgin, Illinois Community College

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Northwestern University (Traffic Institute) Evanston, Illinois

Montay College, Chicago, Illinois

Rollins College, Orlando, Florida

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, Wisconsin

DePaul University, College of Law

John Marshall College of Law

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law

Morton College, Cicero, Illinois

Lewis University, Romeoville, Oakbrook, and Palos Hills, Illinois Campus’

Chicago Fire Department Academy

ChicagoPolice Department, Education and Training Center

Naperville Police/FBI Advanced Forensics Seminar

International Association for Identification Seminar

Indianapolis, Indiana Police Department

National Law Enforcement Institute Homicide Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia

Robert J. Stein Institute of Forensic Medicine, Cook County, Illinois

Lake County, Illinois Chiefs of Police Association Evidence Seminar

U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, Little Rock, Arkansas

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, Wisconsin

Illinois Local Law Enforcement State Training Board (six regions) 

University of Arkansas- Criminal Justice Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas

South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Iowa-Western Community College, Council Bluff, Iowa

Kankakee, Illinois Community College

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), University of North Florida

Lake Land Community College, Mattoon, Illinois

Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

F.B.I. Academy, Quantico, Virginia

Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, Illinois

Criminal Justice Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas

Independent Complaints Directorate, Republic of South Africa

Mississippi Coroners Association Annual Convention

Illinois Local Government Law Enforcement Officer Training Board

Rotary International, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Annual Conference

Bureau County, Illinois Coroner’s Office

New York State Police, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar

Walton County, Florida Sheriff’s Department

University of Tennessee, Law Enforcement Satellite Academy of Tennessee (LESAT)

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska

U.S. Dept. Of Defense-Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia Fire Academy

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chesapeake, Virginia Police Academy

Washington, DC Metro Police Academy (Turner Institute for Police Science)

Flaschner Judicial Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Denver, Colorado Police Academy

Batesville, Arkansas Community College

West Palm Beach, Florida Police Department

Ohio University

Hot Springs, Arkansas Police Department

St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy

Winona County, Minnesota Law Enforcement Center

Wisconsin School for the Blind 

Yarmouth, Massachusetts 

Police Department

Bentonville, Arkansas Police Department 

National Weather Service Training Facility, Kansas City, Missouri

Natick, Massachusetts Police Department

Florida Public Defender’s Association Seminar, Panama City, Florida

Barnstable Police Department, Hyannis Massachusetts


isher Community College, University of Arkansas System, Stuttgart, Arkansas

U.S. Army, Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Tennessee

Casper, Wyoming Police Department

Milford, Massachusetts Police Department

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Training Academy

Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department

Major Case Assistance Team, Cook County, Illinois

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC

Maryland Police Training Board

Maryland F.O.P.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Headquarters

University of Arkansas, Monticello Arkansas

University of Cincinnati Law School

Rogers, Arkansas Police Department

Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association

Harrisburg Arkansas Police Department

Vermont State Capital Building

Bentonville Arkansas Police Department

Arkansas State University, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Mississippi State University

Georgia State Capital Building

Wisconsin Association for Identification, 42nd Annual Educational Conference

University of Arkansas, Hope Community College, Hope, Arkansas

Iowa Public Defender’s Assn Annual Training Conference, Des Moines, Iowa

Savage Police Department, Savage, Minnesota

White County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office, Searcy, Arkansas

Leicester, Massachusetts Police Department

Michigan City, Indiana Police Department

Arizona Public Defender Association 7th & 8th Annual Conferences, Tempe, Arizona

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa, Florida

Marietta, Georgia Police Department

Oregon/Washington Lawman’s Association Fall Conference, Leavenworth, Washington

DuPage County, Illinois Public Defender’s Office

Florida State University, Law School, Tallahassee, Florida

Texarkana Police Department, Texarkana, Arkansas


WHEELING, Illinois Police Department

MORTON GROVE, Illinois Police Department 

COOK COUNTY, Illinois Forest Preserve District Police 

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin Police Department 

VILLA PARK, Illinois Police Department 

PALATINE, Illinois Police Department 

ORLAND PARK, Illinois Police Department 

Mt. PROSPECT, Illinois Police Department 

MOULTRIE COUNTY, Illinois Coroner’s Office 


WOODSTOCK, Illinois Police Department SCHERERVILLE, Indiana Police Department 


DODGE COUNTY, Wisconsin District Attorney’s Office 

POLICIA NACIONAL CIVIL (PNC), El Salvador, Central America 


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE, U.S. Dept. Of Justice, Washington, D.C. 

ICITAP (International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program), U.S. Dept. Of Justice 

POWERPHONE, Inc., Madison, Connecticut 

TEXAS, Department of Public Safety (TEXAS RANGERS)

BUREAU COUNTY, Illinois Coroner’s Office 

Illinois Bankers Association 

Mid-Town Bank, Chicago, Illinois 

North Community Banks, Chicago, Illinois 

Illinois Currency Exchange Association 

LANSING, Illinois Police Department 

CHARLESTON, Illinois Police Department 

Metro Police, Washington, D.C. 

American Recovery Association, Inc. 

National Finance Adjusters 

International Association of Chief’s of Police 

Dateline, NBC 

HBO, America Undercover series 

ATKINS, Arkansas Police Department 

GREEN COUNTY, Arkansas Sheriff’s Department 

Major Case Assistance Team of Northwest Illinois 

Cochran, Neufeld & Scheck, LLP (New York and California) 

Stephen B. Wallace, Attorney at Law, Jamin, Ebell, Schmitt & Mason (Alaska & Washington) 

Rolland I. Papendick, Attorney at Law (California) 

Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office 

Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office 

Florida Public Defender’s Office, 7th Circuit

Florida Public Defender’s Association 

Oklahoma Indigent Defense 

North Carolina Indigent Defense Services 

Casper, Wyoming Police Department 

George Kendall, Attorney at Law (New York) 

Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Department 

Marietta, Georgia Police Department

US Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC

US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana 

Julie B. Aimen, Attorney at Law (Chicago, Illinois) 

Mary C. Delaney, Attorney at Law (Wisconsin) 

Lawrence H. Hyman & Associates (Chicago, Illinois) 

Court TV 

Maryland ACLU 

Richland County, South Carolina Public Defender’s Office

Barbara Sanders, Attorney at Law (Apalachacola, Florida) 

Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association 

Benton County, Arkansas Coroner’s Office 

Vermont Defender General’s Office 

Ramsey County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office 

Iowa Public Defender’s Office (two counties) 

Northampton, Massachusetts Police Department 

Georgia Innocence Project 

Los Angeles County California Public Defender’s Office 

Arkansas Public Defender’s Office 

Johnson County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Department 

Iowa Public Defender’s Association 

Iowa State Public Defender’s Office 

Elwood, O’Donoghue, Braun & White Attorneys at Law (Iowa) 

Alaska Public Defender’s Office 

Clinton, Mississippi Police Department 

Yuna County Arizona Public Defender’s Office 

Yarmouth, Massachusetts Police Department 

Orleans Public Defenders, Louisiana 

Federal Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona 

Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Office 

Maricopa County Arizona Public Defender’s Office 

Arizona Public Defender’s Association


State of Alaska v. Ty C. Anderson 3KO-S99-584-CR (1/00) 

Brewster v. Shasta County, California CIV-S-98-2157 (11/99-1/00) 

Estate of Patricia Kirk v. Franklin County, Ohio (5/01) 

Atkins v. Riverside County, California CV 01-01574 (8/02-9/06 & 2007) 

State of Wisconsin v. Forest S. Shomberg 02-CF-846 (10/02) 

State of California v. Dante Hoskins BA 238978 (03/03) 

Sarsfield v Marlborough, et al 03 Civ 10319 (5/04) 

Dolan v. City of Olean, NY (05/04)

 Rideau v. Louisiana 373 US 723 (01/05) 

State of Wisconsin v. Kendall G. Ragland 04-CM-2179 (02/05) 

Vasquez v. City of Chicopee, Massachusetts (2006) 

South Carolina v. Chris Liverman H-760156 & 57 

Florida v. Hubbard 04-CF-04484 (2006 & 2007) 

Florida v. Jordan 05-00213CFA (2006 & 2007) 

“Norfolk Four” (2007) 

State of Iowa v Scott Smith FECR 043005 (2007) 

State of Iowa v Jess Cuevas (2007) 

California v. Gerardo Cabrera BA 286262 (2007) 

Rodriguez v. City of Houston C.A. 06-2650 (2007 & 2008) 

Doswell v. City of Pittsburgh CA 07-761(2008) 

Iowa (Story Co) v. Glenn Smith FECR 040622 (2008)

Iowa v. Anthony Rodriguez Case#: 0804001 (2008) 
State of Alaska v. Damonta Moore 3AN-08-08892CR (2009) 
State of Arizona v. Timothy Bland 2008-14490-001DT 
State of Arizona v. David Uriarte Jr. (6/10) 
State of Arizona v. David Lamar Anthony CR2001-011704-001-DT


HBO: America Undercover -“Suicide” 

America’s Most Wanted (three appearances) 

Dateline/NBC - Eyewitness Evidence & Palatine Brown’s Chicken Massacre 

Court TV 

Law Enforcement Satellite Academy of Tennessee, 


NBC TV, National Public Radio, WBBM, WMAQ, WLS, MSNBC 

Law Enforcement Technology Magazine 

Numerous Newspapers 

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin


FBI National Academy Associates (National, Illinois, Northern Illinois & Florida Divisions) 

International Homicide Investigators Association (Charter Member) 

Illinois Police Instructor and Trainers Association 

Illinois Police Association

International Police Association 

Chicago Police Sergeants Association 

Police Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois 

Chicago Police Detective’s Association 

Illinois Coroner’s & Medical Examiner’s Association 

Parents Council, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (former) 

Strategic Plan Committee, Wayland Academy (former) 

International Association for Identification/Illinois Division 

Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators (Charter Member) 

NYSP Henry F. Williams Associates 

National Foundation for Mortuary Care 

Retired Chicago Police Association 

American Association of Retired Persons 

Virginia Homicide Investigator’s Association 

Key West Fantasy Fest “Madness Ambassador” (three years) 

New York State Troopers PBA 

National Defender Investigator Association 

North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association 

National Association of Domestic & Child Abuse Investigators 

Homicide Investigators of Texas 

Fraternal Order of Police 

Hillsborough County Florida Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Review Team” 

Oregon/Washington Lawman’s Association

Washington Violent Crimes Investigator's Assn
New Jersey Homicide Investigator's Assn
Oregon Homicide Investigators Association