detective sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Detective Sergeant experienced in interrogating suspects, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. Skilled at maintaining high close rate and cohesive team of investigators. Trained in forensic interviews, human trafficking and leadership. Skilled at reviewing reports, overseeing investigations and preparing cases for court. Knowledgeable about resolving staffing issues, training junior detectives and improving team performance with hands-on coaching and assessments. Detective focused on improving team operations, closing cases and preventing crimes through organized and effective police work. Solves and leads violent crime and property/financial cases. Trained in weapons, defense and conflict resolution techniques. Seasoned Police Sergeant with twenty years of experience in law enforcement. Adept at budgeting, performing personnel management and operation management. Sound knowledge of security standards, policies, and procedures.


    Serving as the McHenry County Chief's of Police Association Honor Guard Unit Coordinator.

  • Evaluating crime scenes
  • Supervising investigations
  • Collecting statements
  • Collecting evidence
  • Team leadership skills
  • Leading team operations
  • Multiple Agency collaboration
Work History
Detective Sergeant, 09/2017 to Current
Princeton University StaffBoston, MA,
  • Oversaw criminal cases, coordinated investigations and prepared evidence and investigators for court cases.
  • Guided, mentored and supervised subordinates to improve job performance and case clearing rates.
  • Reviewed detective case reports for accuracy, integrity and completeness.
  • Identified and resolved staff and organizational issues.
  • Trained team members on agency processes, court procedures and investigation strategies.
  • Supervised over 300 violent and property crime while applying information to solve complex cases
Patrol Sergeant, 07/2014 to 09/2017
University Of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI,
  • Backed up patrol officers during difficult stops or to answer complex questions.
  • Investigated allegations of employee misconduct, reported findings and coordinated warranted disciplinary actions.
  • Guided officers through difficult situations, backing up teams onsite and advising on strategic decisions.
  • Led teams by example, consistently demonstrating correct behaviors and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Managed shift schedules, including granting or denying leave requests and obtaining coverage for shortages.
  • Maintained positive community relations through active communication at crime scenes and assistance with programs such as mentoring underprivileged kids and teaching at Citizen's Police Academy events.
Police Officer, 09/2001 to 07/2014
Lake In The Hills Police DepartmentCity, STATE,
  • Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect roadway crimes.
  • Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation and radar speed detection.
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as witness under oath in court.
  • Policed assigned areas to check homes, businesses and public roads for signs of disturbance.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
Army Sergeant, 08/1997 to 08/2003
Illinois Army National GuardCity, STATE,

Serves as a leader of a fire team in an infantry company;

responsible for the welfare, fitness, morale and discipline of a four man team; responsible for the individual training and maintenance of their equipment; primary instructor and advisor in the matters of tactics, personnel management and junior leader development; directs his team's tactical employment during offensive and defensive operations; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of all assigned MTO&E equipment worth in excess of $30,000. Delivered staff training on combat readiness strategies while working to enhance morale and support overall welfare. Deployed twice with my National Guard Unit in support of Operation Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom.

High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1998 to McHenry High School - McHenry,
No Degree: Criminal Justice, Expected in 2000 to McHenry County College - Crystal Lake, IL,
: Basic Law Enforcement, Expected in 12/2001 to Illinois State Police Academy - Springfield, IL,
No Degree: Organizational Leadership, Expected in 2002 to US Army Primary Leadership Development Course - Baumholder, Germany,
Police Staff And Command: Center For Public Safety, Expected in 05/2017 to Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • Firearms Instructor, NEMRT
  • Forensic Interviewer, Child First CACI - 2018
  • Less Lethal Instructor, FN USA
  • Basic Narcotics Investigator NEMRT

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • McHenry High School
  • McHenry County College
  • Illinois State Police Academy
  • US Army Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Northwestern University

Job Titles Held:

  • Detective Sergeant
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Police Officer
  • Army Sergeant


  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree
  • No Degree
  • Police Staff And Command

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