Max Garces

Proactivity and solving complex cases – those two factors have remained constant no matter what assignment Instructor Max Garces has held over the last 30 years. As a lead instructor for our Science-Based Interviewing course, now Max helps our students develop their own skills.

Max is currently an Investigator assigned to the Homicide Division of the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office in Fresno County, California. As a working law enforcement officer in one of California’s toughest areas, he understands the challenges today’s officers face.

Max began his career of service by serving in the United State Marine Corps Reserve. In 1991, he became an officer with the Woodland Police Department in California before eventually moving on to the Clovis Police Department (CA) where he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. His previous assignments include Crisis Negotiations, Investigations including Homicide, Gangs, Property and Persons crimes, and Computer Crimes.

Max was awarded the Medal of Merit for a complex Murder Investigation involving a quadruple murder in Clovis in 2005. The case involved a dope rip that involved cartel members being kidnapped and murdered by another cartel. The investigation uncovered a group committing these same types of crimes throughout the United States.

Max hopes to “pay forward” all of the advice and mentorship that so many senior officers shared with him throughout the years. He cares deeply about sharing knowledge that will helps officers have a positive and rewarding career that meets the ever-changing requirements of our society. Max is ready to share everything he knows about interviews and interrogations. You’ll benefit from a highly experienced instructor who has “been there and done that”, but remains humbly committed to helping you do the same.

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