Captain resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Dear City Manager David Hartman and City Government officials,

it is with extreme interest that I am submitting this resume for the Chief of Police position that is becoming available for the City of Bullard. I am excited to have the opportunity to apply for such a prestigious and high regarded position. With my 24 plus years in crime prevention, leadership, and police management, I can immediately step in and perform the duties of Chief of Police for each of you and the citizens of Bullard.

I began my law enforcement career in the mid-1990s with the Smith County Sheriff's Office. When Smith County hired me, I was assigned to the jail division as a Detention Officer. I quickly worked my way up to the position of Corporal assigned to the midnight shift at the downtown jail. I found love and respect for law enforcement, and so I joined and successfully completed the Police Academy at Tyler Junior College and received my basic peace officers license.

After becoming a certified peace officer, I was employed by the City of Brownsboro, which is my hometown, and during this time, I had the honor of becoming the Chief of Police. While working for Brownsboro, I managed 2 full-time officers and 1 part-time officer. I oversaw all operations and maintained a budget of approximately $650,000.

After achieving a personal goal of gaining two years police experience, I returned to Smith County and was employed as a patrol deputy. During my time with Smith County, I gained a multitude of experience from working cases such as murder, robbery, theft, assaults, and child crimes. Prior to leaving Smith County, I was able to obtain my Texas Intermediate Peace Officers license and my Field Training Officers certification.

In 2005 I was privileged enough to be hired by the City of Bullard Police Department. I was selected by one of the most respected Chiefs' in the area, Gary D. Lewis. I have been afforded several opportunities while working for Bullard ranging from training, experience, and receiving my Master Peace Officer's license. I have worked hard for the city and have been able to achieve such positions as K-9 Officer, Sergeant, and now Police Captain. Since being promoted to Captain on June 9th, 2013, I have received training and guidance from Chief Lewis focusing on management and police operations. I feel that with my knowledge, skills, and experience, I have advanced the police department's technology and officer quality. I have shaped and molded the department's user-friendly records management software and generated more time for patrol officers to spend patrolling the city. I have worked well with our city management and city government over the past 15 years and will strive to maintain this relationship. I have managed the police budget for the last few years when it was about $650,00 to now 1.14 million.

I effectively oversee, discipline, and motivate officers to protect better and serve area residents. I monitor field operations to optimize behaviors and minimize protocol violations. I am skilled at relating to team members, administrators, and the general public with good interpersonal communication skills. With my love for the city, experience, and hard work, I would love to be the next City of Bullard Chief of Police. I will continue the department's strong path into the city's future.

  • Coordination skills
  • Communications
  • Project organization
  • Great judgment
  • Command Leadership (LEMIT)
  • Uniform Crime Reporting (NIBRS)
  • Case Management Software
  • Scheduling Software
  • Stress Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Knowledge of Technology
Education and Training
LeTourneau University Longview, TX Expected in 05/2020 Associate of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
  • I have obtain multiple hours of command level training with the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT).
  • Master Peace Officer
Mcphs University - Captain
Remote, OR, 10/2005 - Current
  • Manage and supervise department officers and first-line supervisors.
  • Supervise and participate in the Integrity Unit.
  • Manage department fleet and equipment contained therein.
  • Supervise the department's report management software and case preparations.
  • Direct Supervisor for the Criminal Investigations Division and assist on major cases.
  • Manage all aspects of the department's patrol division providing safety and security for the community.
  • Manage the structuring of the department.
  • Manage department training (legal updates and improved performance) and schedule for all divisions.
  • Manage time and attendance including off-duty work details.
  • Organize and assist in community programs.
  • Participate and assist in city and community events.
  • Implementation of new policies with future plans of becoming accredited by the Texas Police Chief's Association.
  • Manage the department's budget.
  • Enforce local, state, and federal laws.
  • Assist the Chief in all departmental operations.
The Town Of Vernon, Ct - Patrol Deputy Sheriff
Vernon, CT, 01/1999 - 10/2005
  • Court bailiff for County Court at Law 3.
  • Patrol assigned sections of the county.
  • Maintain safety and security for the citizens of Smith County.
  • Respond to calls for service.
  • Completed reports and investigate criminal activity.
  • Affect arrest and process prisoners.
  • Assisted in some major crimes incidents such as murder, robbery, and assault.
  • Field Training Officer (Trained new deputies assigned to patrol).
  • Served civil process papers.
  • Executed arrest and search warrants.
  • Enforced local, state, and federal laws.
Valley Health - Chief of Police
Washington, VA, 02/1997 - 01/1999
  • Managed the development and operations of the department.
  • Developed community events.
  • Managed the budget for the department.
  • Investigated criminal cases.
  • Investigated officer conduct.
  • Managed training for officers and maintained licensing requirements.
  • Managed the fleet and operational equipment.
  • Completed reports and answered calls for service.
  • Managed the hiring of officers and managed time and attendance.
  • Completed scheduling and ensured coverage for the safety and security of the citizens in the community.
  • Patrolled the city's jurisdictional area to reduce crime.
  • Enforce local, state, and federal laws.
Smith County Sheriff's Office (Jail Division) - Corporal
City, STATE, 05/1994 - 02/1997
  • Processed jail inmates and booked property.
  • Supervised evening and night shift jailers
  • Completed jail reports and review inmate request.
  • Provided court security and transports of prisoners.
  • Conducted officer and inmate safety drills with-in the jail.
  • Enforced local, state, and federal laws.
Activities and Honors

Accepted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society for maintaining a 3.98 GPA.

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  • LeTourneau University

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  • Patrol Deputy Sheriff
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