Law Enforcement Officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Retired Law Enforcement Officer seeking to continue and develop professional and personal goals for the foreseeable future. Through my lengthy experience, I have the ability to maximize my role as it pertains to general interactions with the public along with corporate entities. As a decorated member of both civilian law enforcement and the United States Marine Corps, I can be a valuable asset.

  • Public Safety
  • Service Oriented
  • Report Writing
  • Protecting people and property
  • Community Relations
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Maintaining Order
  • Time Management
  • Human Relations
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Cross-Functional Communication
  • Intelligence Reports
  • Extensive Human Diversity Training
  • Comprehensive Crisis Intervention Training
  • Scenario based Verbal De-escalation Training/Active Listening
  • Customer service
  • Work well with others and as a team member
  • Adaptability
  • Computer literate
08/2001 to 08/2021 Law Enforcement Officer University Of Florida | Gainesville, FL,
  • Conducted routine patrols of assigned areas to prevent, reduce and detect criminal activity and responded to emergency situations requiring law enforcement intervention; monitored and enforced traffic laws and ordinances and issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Investigated traffic accidents, complaints and suspicious activity and secured crime scenes, interrogated suspects and witnesses and collected evidence to support allegations; provided expert testimony in court.
  • Contributed to criminal court cases and hearings by providing testimony under oath.
  • Liaised between public and police department, strengthening relationships, communications and trust between neighbors and police.
  • Fostered personal and professional relationships with community members to create safer environments for police and citizens.
  • Performed surveillance using basic, static, mobile foot and vehicle, advanced surveillance and personal security techniques.
  • Coordinated with local, federal and interstate law enforcement agencies to apprehend suspects; Mirandized suspects upon apprehension.
  • Reported threats to public safety, including deficient streetlights, signs and road surfaces and removed disabled vehicles and obstructions from roadways.
  • Processed incoming inmates and arrestees and compiled arrest packages, including arrest and booking documentation, fingerprints, mug shots and medical history.
  • Run person's information on NCIC/FCIC which is the National Crime Information Center and Florida Crime Information Center to perform comprehensive background investigations on incoming inmates and arrestees; analyze data on stolen property, motor vehicles and wanted persons.
  • Investigated criminal and traffic offenses.
  • Apprehended suspects, prepared case reports and testified in courtroom hearings.
  • Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm.
  • Responded to and investigated security and burglar alarms.
  • Adhered to safety protocols and properly handled equipment, weapons and materials.
  • Made arrests for violations of criminal laws and conducted background investigations.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas.
  • Responded to calls related to DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, domestic abuse and animal rescue.
  • Directed and controlled crowds at parades, funeral processions and sporting events.
  • Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Communicated with subjects and witnesses to acquire and verify information relevant to roadway accident investigations.
  • Wrote and reviewed reports entered in county database.
  • Responded to civil unrest, search and rescue operations.
  • Assessed crime scenes upon arrival and secured areas.
  • Inspected squad vehicle and weapons daily and arranged for routine and special maintenance.
  • Conducted stationary and mobile surveillance on investigatory individuals.
  • Fostered rapport with school personnel and students to build trust and cultivate communication.
  • Gathered preliminary investigation information as first responder to crime scenes.
  • Liaised with school counselors and administrators regarding juvenile offenders.
11/1994 to 08/2001 Deputy Sheriff Forsyth County, North Carolina | Winston Salem, NC,
  • Interviewed subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration.
  • Boosted community safety, performed motor vehicle accident investigations and conducted field sobriety tests at DUI checkpoints.
  • Prepared detailed documentation of felony-level property and violent crimes investigations.
  • Analyzed and evaluated information to determine appropriate course of criminal prosecution.
  • Accurately analyzed and evaluated criminal prosecution information while processing crime scenes.
  • Gathered and recorded evidence and witness statements for over thousands cases.
  • Drafted over a thousand incident reports detailing criminal activity, civil proceedings and varied incidents.
  • Completed debriefings for arrested subjects to obtain information pertinent to investigations.
  • Served over hundreds of civil process documents and handled subpoenas.
  • Maintained safety for over hundreds events by closely monitoring over thousands of attendees.
04/1990 to 11/1994 Marine Corps Absentee Collection Unit United States Marine Corps | City, STATE,

Marine Corps Boot Camp Graduate - Paris Island, SC.

Military Police/Corrections Training Graduate - Lackland AFB, Texas.

Locations: Various - dependent on assignment

I was a Marine assigned to investigate the location of deserters; establish and maintain liaison with law enforcement agencies to encourage their active participation in absentee and deserter apprehension efforts; initiate apprehensions; expedite notification procedures; and provide escorts for the purpose of transporting absentees, deserters and prisoners as directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Education and Training
Expected in 12/1999 Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts And Sciences Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Polk State College

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Marine Corps Absentee Collection Unit


  • Associate of Arts

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