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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

I am a qualified sworn police officer with over 21 years of experience in various law enforcement roles. Excellent leadership, decision-making and records management abilities with expertise in criminal investigation, interviewing and case review. Results-oriented with experience coordinating investigations, prosecution, victim services, hiring and employee relations. I am a resourceful leader focused on teamwork while leveraging creative problem-solving abilities to resolve complex crimes and cases. I am successful at managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment. I posses advanced skills and experience in criminal investigations, identification of evidence and interviewing. I am regularly involved in victim services and community interaction through charitable events, community partnerships and daily interaction with residents.

Over the years I have developed and improved upon the "soft skills" necessary to be successful. These skills, such as Teamwork, problem solving, leadership, communication, adaptability and conflict resolution are essential to working well with others and maintaining an efficient and professional working environment.

These skills coupled with my integrity, instinct and decision making have made me a well rounded and successful employee and leader.

Skills
  • Highly effective in an individual basis but thrives in a cohesive team environment. Extensive variety of teamwork and multi disciplinary team experience.
  • Problem solving in high stress, rapidly evolving situations as well as structured long term projects
  • Formal leadership training and hands on experience as a leader for sworn officers and civilian employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and quickly process information.
  • Adaptable to change and challenges in the workplace and personal life. Flexible and willing to make necessary sacrifices for the common goal.
  • Conflict resolution through communication, acknowledgment, empathy and forward thinking. Utilizing available resources to aid in seeking resolution
  • Reliable and accountable. Trustworthy and a lifetime of integrity driven success.
Experience
08/2007 to Current Detective Sergeant City Of Tucson | Tucson, AZ,
  • Supervises the daily activities of law enforcement staff; meets with detectives to schedule assignments and coordinate investigative projects.
  • Assures that detectives are ready and prepared for duty, are adequately trained and equipped, and are held accountable for duties and responsibilities assigned.
  • Monitors subordinates' activities and assignments, develops skills and evaluates performance.
  • Supervises Department functions and programs including patrol, investigations, and collateral units. (victim advocates, crime scene technicians).
  • Reviews operational priorities and caseload, and regulates assignments.
  • Supervises and participates in critical incidents, tactical situations and criminal investigations.
  • Responds to major crime scenes and takes command while managing personnel and resources when appropriate.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, philosophies, attitudes, values and intentions of the Police Department by leading by example and assuring that all rules and regulations are followed.
  • Monitors and supervises interviewing of witnesses and complainants; the identification, collection and preservation of evidence; and the apprehension, interrogation and arrest of suspects.
  • Responds as needed to calls for service while on duty and while off duty in an "on call" status.
  • Responds to and investigates complaints regarding law enforcement incidents, services and programs when appropriate.
  • Testifies in city, state and federal court; responsible for the execution of court orders, warrants and subpoenas.
  • Directs and reviews preparation of reports and record keeping requirements; reviews, corrects and approves police reports within scope of authority.
  • Presents education and information through community and school awareness projects; counsels citizens on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
  • Assists other police personnel, external government and private organizations as required.
  • Reviewed and assessed criminal prosecution information, including search warrants, citations and complaints.
  • Managed investigations and prepared criminal cases for court.
  • Participated in local events to communicate and collaborate with residents and business owners to reduce crime and strengthen community partnerships.
  • Evaluated evidence for validity and admissibility and provided testimony during administrative and criminal court hearings.
  • Provided leadership and support to peers, detectives, officers and support staff to foster cohesiveness and promote productivity.
  • Supervised and evaluated subordinates.
  • Performed other duties as assigned or required.
09/2002 to 08/2007 Police Detective Glendale Fire Department | Glendale, AZ,
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Analyzed, recorded and gathered intelligence to achieve community safety and reduce area crime.
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Performed short- and long-term undercover narcotics investigations through successful resolutions by executing high-risk drug, vice and weapon transactions.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to proper department.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Investigated criminal acts, including homicide and sexually based offenses.
  • Photographed narcotic purchase transactions to compile evidence and protect undercover investigators.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
  • Liaised with legal staff, prosecutor's office and other federal law enforcement agencies to achieve favorable outcomes.
  • Opened investigations into issues brought up by individuals in the community.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Achieved case clearance by efficiently managing investigations, interrogations and evidence collections.
  • Performed undercover work in person or through remote communications such as telephone calls.
  • Installed covert cameras to review media and gather surveillance evidence.
  • Maintained accuracy when conducting stationary and mobile surveillance on investigatory individuals.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Processed crime scenes and collected substantial evidence to support court cases.
  • Produced and pursued leads on continual basis.
  • Uncovered and corrected staffing problems.
  • Testified under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
06/2000 to 09/2002 Police Officer Glendale Fire Department | Glendale, AZ,
  • Patrols and provides security for assigned areas, looking for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; provides scene security and protection for Fire and medical personnel.
  • Patrols the city to respond to citizens' requests for assistance, enforce traffic regulations, detect crime, apprehend violators, and ensure public safety.
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.
  • Enforces local, state and federal laws, and municipal code.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases.
  • Completes detailed reports and required paperwork.
  • Arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims and prisoners; serves arrest and search warrants; serves and enforces orders of protection.
  • Represents the City police at court hearings; prepares reports and testifies in court cases.
  • Investigates crimes and accidents as required; secures and processes crime and accident scenes; identifies and collects evidence.
  • Presents education and information through community and school awareness projects; counsels citizens on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
  • Assists other Police personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, philosophies, attitudes, and values of the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed.
  • May work special assignments including, but not limited to, Special Investigations, Training Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Traffic Unit Officer, Public Liaison Officer, School Resource Officer, etc.
  • Performed other duties as assigned or required.
12/1998 to 06/2000 Police Officer Town Of Youngtown | City, STATE,
  • Patrols and provides security for assigned areas, looking for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; provides scene security and protection for Fire and medical personnel.
  • Patrols the city to respond to citizens' requests for assistance, enforce traffic regulations, detect crime, apprehend violators, and ensure public safety.
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.
  • Enforces local, state and federal laws, and municipal code.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases.
  • Completes detailed reports and required paperwork.
  • Arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims and prisoners; serves arrest and search warrants; serves and enforces orders of protection.
  • Represents the City police at court hearings; prepares reports and testifies in court cases.
  • Investigates crimes and accidents as required; secures and processes crime and accident scenes; identifies and collects evidence.
  • Presents education and information through community and school awareness projects; counsels citizens on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
  • Assists other Police personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, philosophies, attitudes, and values of the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed.
  • May work special assignments including, but not limited to, Special Investigations, Training Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Traffic Unit Officer, Public Liaison Officer, School Resource Officer, etc.
  • Performed other duties as assigned or required.
Education and Training
Expected in | Law Enforcement Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ GPA:

Attended the police academy and graduated with certificate of completion and status as a sworn Arizona Peace Officer. 36 credit hours.

Expected in | General Studies Rio Salado College , Tempe, AZ GPA:
Expected in 05/1995 High School Diploma | Ironwood High School, Glendale, AZ GPA:

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School Attended

  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Ironwood High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Detective Sergeant
  • Police Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Police Officer

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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