law enforcement helicopter pilot resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Responsible Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilot adept at completing checklists, monitoring safety and operating aircraft efficiently. Logged more than 875 flight hours in the past 3 years in Bell 206 and OH-58 aircraft as well as 215 hours total time in ASEL.

Expertise in operating FLIR sensor and Churchill ARS. Dedicated to adhering to all safety requirements and procedures.

  • Flight training
  • Operational planning
  • Helicopter operations
  • Crew resource management
  • Airborne surveillance and suspect apprehension
  • Search and rescue
Work History
Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilot, 12/2018 - Current
Sheriff's Office City, STATE,
  • Conduct Airborne surveillance, patrol unit support, and suspect apprehension
  • Obtained helicopter CFI and CFII ratings.
  • Verified safety of students while using aircrafts by performing regular inspections of aircrafts, checking weather reports and matching level of competence of students to complex training and instructions.
  • Created Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) trainee position complete with governing policies, standard evaluation guidelines, daily observation reports and TFO training manual.
  • Provided flight and ground instruction to 3 neighboring agency private pilots which resulted in 3 completed commercial helicopter ratings.
  • Developed lesson plans and conducted ground training modules, covering aircraft systems, including normal, abnormal and emergency operations.
  • Created instructional material and training syllabi for specific areas of ground and flight training.
  • Led multiple training flights to include weather briefings, flight scheduling and safety measures to provide safe flights in training environment.
  • Supervised and monitored students' use of tools and equipment.
Deputy Sheriff/Helicopter Pilot, 03/2017 - 12/2018
Indian River County Sheriff's Office Florida City, STATE,
  • Upon permanent assignment to aviation unit in August 2017, completed FAA commercial, and instrument rating.
  • Conducted and documented law enforcement missions from Bell OH-58 and B206 Jet Ranger platform.
  • Created training material and presented it agency wide to bridge the gap between aviation unit and road patrol resulting in more efficient and effective service.
  • Planned and filed daily flight plans for training missions, sorties and patrol flights.
  • Completed post-flight maintenance reports and work with crew chief for post-maintenance check flights.
Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, 06/2012 - 03/2017
Fellsmere PD, Sheriff's Office City, STATE,
  • 2009 law enforcement career began at municipal Police Department
  • 2010-2011 Attended state college Field Training Officer Program, Instructor Techniques Program, and Detective Academy, and trained over 25 new patrol deputies
  • Reviewed lesson plans and adjusted lessons as needed.
  • Monitored employee performance and safety, conducting retraining to correct problems and optimize productivity.
  • 2015 Began volunteering as Tactical Flight Officer in aviation unit
  • 2017 Obtained helicopter Private Pilot's License (self-paid) during off-work hours.
Bachelor of Science: Aviation, Expected in 11/2021
Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA,
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Currently enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.89.

Attended Accredited Aviation Unit Manager Course And Received Certification: , Expected in 2019
Airborne Law Enforcement Association - Omaha, NE,
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Tactical Flight Officer Certification: , Expected in 07/2018
Airborne Law Enforcement Association - Louisville, KY,
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Attended FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HDC Operator’s Training Course: , Expected in 2017
Factory School - Vero Beach, FL,
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Additional Information

Following my assignment to the aviation unit in 2017, I spent two years completing the commercial, instrument, instructor initial, and instrument instructor ratings. I became the first member in the unit’s history, aside from the current chief pilot, to obtain an instructor rating. In May, 2020, I was tasked with presenting options for aviation unit expansion.

The goal was to determine if there was a feasible path a road deputy could follow to become a commercial pilot for the agency. In collaboration with other unit members, a Job Vacancy Announcement (JVA) was created and presented to the undersheriff.

The JVA was approved and the Pilot Trainee position was posted. Interviews were conducted and two agency members were chosen. There was no training blueprint to follow, as no formal program had been created in the past.

Seeing the need for a formal training program, I began to build a system that could pass the scrutiny of the agency training unit and meet accreditation requirements. The Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) program was designed so non-aviation upper management members could easily understand the training and evaluation process.

The program stands alone with Daily Observation Reports (DOR), Standard Evaluation Guidelines (SEG’s), structured phases, and stage tests.

In addition to the TFO program, there was a need for a flight training program that would satisfy all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. With help from my team, a flight training program was created that was tailored to be effective for law enforcement aviation.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • Airborne Law Enforcement Association
  • Airborne Law Enforcement Association
  • Factory School

Job Titles Held:

  • Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilot
  • Deputy Sheriff/Helicopter Pilot
  • Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Attended Accredited Aviation Unit Manager Course And Received Certification
  • Tactical Flight Officer Certification
  • Attended FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HDC Operator’s Training Course

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