Mr. Cummings works as a Techinal Investigator for eRisk Solutions with a focus on the investigation of fire and explosion incidents. Prior to joining eRisk Solutions, he was honorably discharged from the Massachusetts State Police after completing twenty-seven years in law enforcement, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. Prior to his retirement from the State Police and in the preceding ten years, he was an investigator/team leader in the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigations Unit within the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as well as an investigator and senior trooper assigned to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Cummings has interviewed or interrogated hundreds of witnesses, victims, or suspects during his investigative career. He has also testified as a court-qualified expert on dozens of occasions and has served as an expert witness at the Massachusetts Assistant District Attorneys training sessions. Following his retirement from the Massachusetts State Police, Mr. Cummings continued to expand his expertise by conducting private fire and explosion investigations for insurance companies and individuals. He is a Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator with the National Association of Fire Investigators and a Certified Fire Investigations Instructor with the National Association of Fire Investigators. Mr. Cummings is a member of both organizations as well as the International Association of Fire Investigators, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and a certified and accredited ProBoard Fire Service Professional. He is a graduate of Western New England College with a BS in Law Enforcement and a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration.
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