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