Jim Hoerricks, Ph.D.


on top of the world


Jim Hoerricks

47 Years

Las Vegas, NV 89139



Senior Consultant

July 2018 - Present

Apex Partners, Las Vegas, NV
Providing innovative solutions to private and government sector clients. Lead instructional designer for Apex Learning, a leading-edge e-learning platform based on the LearnUpon LMS. Lead instructional designer in creating a science-based curricula for the digital / multimedia forensic sciences that accommodates all learning styles and lab cultures. Facilitating in-person training sessions around the world as well as on-line.

Director of Education / Research

November 2015 - Present

Towcester Abbey Praeceptory, Neenach, CA
The Praeceptory at Towcester Abbey is a California non-profit organization providing a variety of support services to those at-risk in the under served areas of rural Los Angeles and Kern counties.

Adjunct Instructor / Presenter

July 2001 - Present

I’ve created and delivered an innovative and one-of-a-kind curriculum for groups such as the National Technical Investigators Assoc., Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association, the American Institute of Forensic Education, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, California Polytechnic Univ. (Pomona), Woodbury University, and many others.

Director of Customer Support and Training

January 2016 - February 2019

Amped Software, Inc., Henderson, NV
Leveraging well over a decade of experience as a forensic multimedia analyst to assist Amped Software's rapidly growning customer base with their support and training needs.

President, Board of Directors

December 2010 - November 2017

West Valley County Water District, Neenach, CA
I served two terms as President of the Board of Directors (elected state office) for this small municipal water utility serving the Holiday Valley community in Neenach, CA, in the mountains of northwest Los Angeles County.

Police Surveillance Specialist

July 2001 - March 2016

Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, CA
I perform skilled work in the design, fabrication, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and inspection of electronic surveillance and countermeasure equipment utilized in the investigation of criminal activity. Additionally, I founded the Forensic Digital Multimedia Analysis Lab within the Electronics Unit in 2002 and served as the Department's Senior Forensic Digital Multimedia Analyst.

Forensic Digital Multimedia Analyst

January 2009 - August 2015

Forensic Analysis Associates, LLC., Lancaster, CA
Forensic Audio / Video / Image Analyst working both civil and criminal cases for clients across the world utilizing the latest technology from Adobe, Amped Software, Avid, Sony, and many others.


January 2005 - January 2006

Beverly Hills Lodge #528, F.&A.M., Los Angeles, CA
I served one term as the Treasurer of the Beverly Hills Masonic Lodge (a California 501 (C)(10) corporation), responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all monies due or owed to/by the Lodge as well as for the oversight of the management of the Lodge’s multi-million dollar portfolio of stocks, property, and oil rights. I obtained certification from California’s Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in financial management in 2005.

President, Board of Directors

January 2003 - June 2004

Scottish American Athletic Association, Los Angeles, CA
I served one term as President of a member supported 501 (c)(3) charity organization representing over 1000 members from all over the world. I was responsible for the daily activities of an agency staffed entirely with volunteers. I was also responsible for the Association’s charitable activities, events, and fundraising.

Director of Publications

January 1996 - December 2004

Clan MacFarlane Society International, Dunfirmline, Fife, UK
I was responsible for the creation and distribution of all publications related to the activities of this ancient Highland Clan’s registered charitable societies in the UK and the US . I supervised photographers and graphic artists working in the corporation’s offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the United States.


July 1991 - June 1992

Sonoma County Junior College District, Santa Rosa, CA
served one term as an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Sonoma County Junior College District representing the student population of the district.

Industry leader and innovator with more than two decades of experience in the private and public sectors. Knowledgeable in the latest technology and applicable laws. Highly skilled in achieving maximum utilization from scarce resources.