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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile

A highly motivated Chief of Police and Emergency Management Program Manager seeks a new opportunity to utilize extensive law enforcement and education experience. This experience includes law enforcement leadership, acquired skills and a formal education up to a Masters Degree as well as post graduate certificates that include the N.J. Certified Public Managers Program. A demonstrated leader with 30 years of diverse experience in developing and delivering training programs, innovative program development, and community collaboration offers a unique opportunity for an educational institution in the area of criminal justice studies. Experience with leadership, management, supervision, planning, community partnerships, specialized career skills training and strong communication skills enhance the benefits that are provided. Furthermore, a continuing desire to advance the field of criminal justice and strengthen the fabric of law enforcement effectiveness and community partnerships will serve to develop new leaders in the field of Criminal Justice.

Skill Highlights
  • Executive Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Management and Supervision
  • Emergency Management Planning and Program Development
  • Training and Teaching Experience
  • Community Program Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Budgeting
  • Labor Relations
  • Organizational Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Program Development
  • Community Collaboration
  • Multi-unit Operation Management
  • Leadership
  • Security Planning
  • Investigative Experience
Core Accomplishments

Project Management:

  • Developed and helped to instruct a K - 12 educational curriculum in the public schools.
  • Played a key role in instituting and organizing the Somerset County Crime Stopper Program which has successfully aided in solving crimes and the apprehension of various wanted persons.
  • Develops, manages and participates in the instruction of safety, substance abuse prevention, driver education, school and public education programs.
  • Initiated and developed a statewide model for an innovative school emergency response program plan in a regional public school system.
  • Spearheaded a benchmark regional shelter plan with the American Red Cross and Somerset County Office of Emergency Management soliciting volunteer support, facilitating and conducting training, planning, exercising, funding and resource acquisition.
  • Implemented the first Municipal CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Somerset County, training community volunteers to support local emergency support efforts.
  • Developed the first comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan for Bernardsville Borough completing several projects identified to help mitigate the impact of catastrophic events.
  • Instituted the first Borough OEM Damage Assessment Team Program, developing procedures and delivering training that was successfully used post Hurricane Sandy.
  • Developed a unique Special Needs Resident Registration and Emergency Notification Program to be used during disasters and local emergencies.
  • Studied, analyzed and prepared a comprehensive report regarding the a proposed consolidation of the Emergency Communication Operations within Police Department.
  • Managing and guiding the implementation of a community emergency notification System (AM Broadcast Radio Station).

Operations Management:

  • Successfully created a Table of Organization for the Bernardsville Police Department resulting in increased supervision and greater operational efficiency.
  • Developed the first mission statement, core values and Code of Ethics for the Police Department.
  • Manage the day to day operations of all aspects of Police Department Activities.
  • Spearheaded the development of the Police Department website.
  • Facilitates the coordination of Police Department activities with elected and appointed Borough Officials.
  • Prepares and submits Department Capital and Operating Budget recommendations to the governing body.
  • Serves as the Chairperson of the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Professional Experience
2000 to 02/2013
Chief of Police Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL,

Currently serving as the executive head of the Bernardsville Police Department with responsibility to manage and oversee all aspects of agency operations. Responsibilities include the supervision of 18 sworn police officers, six full-time civilian employees and approximately 20 other part-time employees. Specific responsibilities include the day to day management and supervision of daily operations including but not limited to investigations, patrol activities, community programs, emergency police communications, personnel management and supervision, policy development, training, strategic planning, purchasing, grant acquisition and budgeting.

2000 to 02/2013
Emergency Management Coordinator Boulder County, Co Boulder, CO,

Directs and conducts the planning, activating, coordinating and delivering emergency management operations within the Borough of Bernardsville. Responsibilities include the supervision of part time two deputy coordinators as well as agency and community partners, serving as the chairperson for the Local Emergency Planning Council, serving as the local municipal representative to the Somerset County OEM and the New Jersey State OEM , planning and implementing the Borough Emergency Operations Plan, planning and executing exercises and drills, developing and implementing the Emergency Medical POD Plan, developing coordinating and facilitating the training of the Emergency Shelter Program and the operations of the local CERT Program.

1997 to 2000
Police Lieutenant University Of Wisconsin Madison Bristol, WI,

Supervised and coordinated activities of the Patrol Division, Community Policing Programs, School Resource Officer Program, and the D.A.R.E. Program. Administered and facilitated staff assignments, training, special event planning, day-to-day operations, internal affairs investigations, policy formulation and emergency management planning and coordination.

1992 to 11/1996
Detective Sergeant Buncombe County Asheville, NC,

Conducted, coordinated and supervised all criminal investigations including drug investigations, burglaries, fraudulent activity, thefts, assaults, sex crimes. Supervised and coordinated in-house diversion and community service programs. Utilized strong communication skills, the ability to plan and develop strategies, interviewing skills, crime scene processing and evidence collection skills, photography, the ability to coordinate with other agencies and strong independent management and supervisory skills.

1990 to 11/1992
Detective Bernardsville Police Department City, STATE,

Investigated major crimes such as burglaries, thefts, assaults, sex crimes and drug offenses utilizing strong communication skills, the ability to plan and strategize, interviewing skills, crime scene processing skills, photography and effective courtroom testimony.

1992 to 06/1992
Special Investigator, Narcotics Task Force Somerset County Prosecutor's Office City, STATE,

Completed a six month temporary assignment investigating drug offenses, conducting interviews and interrogations, applying for and executing search warrants, conducting surveillance activities and intelligence gathering throughout Somerset County.

09/1980 to 11/1989
Patrolman Bernardsville Police Department City, STATE,

Conducted routine patrol, investigated crimes and complaints, facilitated traffic enforcement, and completed reports. Served as Crime Prevention Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, and Explorer Post Adviser with the responsibility of creating, administering and facilitating various community crime prevention, community policing and youth programs.

Expected in 2013
Certificate: Executive Leadership for Public Safety Personnel
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck , NJ

Expected in 1999
Certificate: Certified Public Managers Program
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck , NJ

New Jersey Department of Personnel, Human Resource Development Institute in cooperation with Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Expected in 1998
Certificate: Supervisory Management
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

NJ Department of Personnel, Human Resource Development Institute in cooperation with Rutgers University.

Expected in 1988
Master of Arts: General Professional Education
Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ

New Jersey State Police Graduate Studies Program

Expected in 1985
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice
Seton Hall University - South Orange , NJ

Expected in 1983
Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice
County College of Morris - Randolph, NJ
  • Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police, Pres., V.P.
  • New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • New Jersey Emergency Management Association
  • New Jersey State PBA, State Delegate, Local Pres., V.P., Sec., Treas.
  • Bernards Lions Club, Pres., V.P., Sec., Treas.
  • National Safety Council
  • New Jersey State Police OEM Field Training Team, Speaker
  • Achieved many professional and civic awards during tenure to include the Spirit of Somerset Award, YMCA Star Award, and the William H. Spurgeon Award, Lion of the Year Award, SCACOP Presidential Service Award
  • Received multiple merit and service awards from the Bernardsville Police Department.
  • Award lists available upon request
  • New Jersey State Police Training Commission, Certified Police Officer
  • New Jersey State Certified Public Manager
  • New Jersey State SORA Certified
  • New Jersey State Emergency Manager
  • New Jersey State Police OEM Community Emergency Response Team and Teen CERT Certified Trainer

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School Attended
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Seton Hall University
  • County College of Morris
Job Titles Held:
  • Chief of Police
  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Detective
  • Special Investigator, Narcotics Task Force
  • Patrolman
  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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