detective resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Seasoned officer with decorated career in law enforcement dedicated to solving criminal cases. Hardworking and conscientious with high integrity and good clear rates. Skillfully obtain evidence and statements with both modern and traditional policing techniques.

Experience with conducting sexual assault investigations. Collecting and submitting evidence. Interviewing victim-witnesses to collect statements pertaining to the investigation. Working well and coordinating with other entities, departments/agencies for setting up SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) examines.

Investigations pertaining to major crimes on children. Collecting medical records for evidentiary purposes. Working well with other agencies to coordinate proper child forensic interviews. Good communication skills, works well with victim advocates, tribal and state social service and case workers.

Also conducting briefing on details events. Assigning job duties to other officers to complete the detail. Have some experience on creating a operational plan, search warrants and executing a search warrant.

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing skills
  • Evidence collection
  • Locating individuals
Detective, 03/2022 to Current
Department Of Veterans AffairsBoston, MA,
  • Produced and submitted accurate and detailed reports to complete files and support criminal cases.
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Managed investigations and prepared criminal cases for court.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Conducted investigations of suspects and interviewed witnesses to obtain statements.
  • Interviewed suspects, informants and witnesses to gain clearer picture of criminal acts and collect statements.
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Offered advice, guidance and leadership to junior detectives.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Testified under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Spoke with witnesses, collected descriptions and located persons of interest.
  • Opened investigations into issues brought up by individuals in community.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to proper department.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
Truancy Officer, 01/2019 to 01/2020
G4sCentral Falls, RI,
  • Interviewed client, parents, foster parents, school officials and other related parties to fully understand child's individual needs.
  • Identified and contacted appropriate community resources on behalf of clients.
  • Fostered rapport with school personnel and students to build trust and cultivate communication.
  • Tracked data regarding student absences, truancy offenses and disciplinary actions with daily updates.
  • Placed calls to parents to determine reasons for students' absences, meticulously noting details.
  • Maintained positive working relationship with fellow staff and management.
  • Answered questions and fulfilled requests with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Proofread documents carefully to check accuracy and completeness of all paperwork.
  • Collected, evaluated and stored documents securely in permanent records.
  • Assisted organizational efforts by filing, entering data and answering phones.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions.
Patrol Officer, 07/2014 to 01/2019
San Carlos Apache PoliceCity, STATE,
  • Monitored and investigated suspicions persons and situations and unusual activities.
  • Drafted incident reports detailing criminal activity, civil proceedings and varied incidents.
  • Boosted community safety, performed motor vehicle accident investigations and conducted field sobriety tests at DUI checkpoints.
  • Responded to major interstate vehicular accidents with fatalities or serious injuries.
  • Prepared detailed documentation of felony-level property and violent crimes investigations.
  • Gathered and recorded evidence and witness statements for cases.
  • Completed debriefings for arrested subjects to obtain information pertinent to investigations.
  • Apprehended, arrested and detained criminal suspects and law violators.
  • Wrote reports detailing events and people involved.
  • Investigated crimes and interviewed witnesses and victims.
  • Patrolled and worked with citizens to reduce crime in area.
  • Searched vehicles for drugs or paraphernalia.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas and patrolled designated districts in police vehicles.
  • Communicated and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Participated in high-speed vehicle chases in serious and emergency situations.
  • Communicated with other departments and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Communicated information on proper procedures, judicial processes and successful strategies for criminal investigations.
  • Studied crime reports to identify trends and strategize patrol and investigative responses.
  • Evaluated evidence for validity and admissibility and provided testimony during administrative and criminal court hearings.
  • Evaluated and advised police officers and other personnel.
  • Investigated offenses and arrested offenders of Tribal and State laws.
  • Examined and approved or returned reports and case files from police officers.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/2008 to Eastern Arizona College - Thatcher, AZ
Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in to Eastern Arizona College - Thatcher, AZ
  • Arizona State Peace Officer Certificate, Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, Tucson Arizona. Certificate of completion- May 2014.
  • Detective School, Department of Public Safety. Phoenix Arizona. Certificate of completion- August 2022.
  • Criminal Investigator Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco Georgia. Certificate of completion- January 2023.

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  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Eastern Arizona College

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