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When making a police officer resume, you want to make sure that your resume stands out above the rest. You want to include as much information possible to show that you are the best of the best. Here is a sample resume that you can reference, along with some information about what you can do to make yours even better.
Write a Stronger Summary
The professional summary in this sample resume starts out strong, but then it falls short. Every summary should begin by stating what you do and your years of experience. The sample resume does this, but then it doesn’t say much about the applicant. The summary really needs to sell your talents. Here is an example of how it could be better. Wrong Summary Milwaukee Police Officer for the last 20 years , worked as a School Resource Officer for three years , also assigned to the school squad for one years. Right Summary Milwaukee Police Officer with 20 years of experience. Works well under pressure and has extensive training in conflict resolution. Has keen eye for detail and sound judgment. Has experience in mediation and investigation.
Organizing Your Resume
This resume has some great information, but the resume could be organized better. More information should also be added once it is reorganized. The information under the accomplishments section can be moved to experience. The experience section should be changed to show the different roles the applicant played as a police officer. Here is an example. Wrong Accomplishments As a Field Training Officer I trained over 10 officers , most of them are still on the job. As a School Resource Officer I created and implemented better ways of getting students off the bus and into the class room. I also assisted students that were involved in the criminal justice system , helping some to get new court dates. Experience Milwaukee Police Department – April 1993 to August 2013 Police Officer Milwaukee, WI – Patrol my squad area. – Provide information to parents of at risk kids. – Assist school staff on finding way to deal with kids before calling the police. – Investigation of crimes and disorder. Right Experience Milwaukee Police Department – April 1993 to August 2013 Patrol Officer
Field Training Officer
School Resource Officer
Of course, you’ll add your own roles as a police officer and the different things you did under each role. This separates and cleans up your information.
As you can see bullet points were also added to the experience section. It makes the information easier to find and the resume is more organized. Bullet points should be added to every section except for the professional summary. In the sample resume, the applicant used dashes under the experience and education. Removing the dashes and adding the bullet points looks a lot better. Your potential employers can skim your resume and find the information that they are looking for without being overwhelmed by all the information in the resume. This police officer sample resume is a great start. Use this sample as a base, along with this information so you know what to change. You can make your own police officer resume, using the LiveCareer resume builder.