patrol officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Focused law enforcement professional offering a proven history in fostering public safety and awareness through consistent patrol efforts and security details for community events. Seeking a role in which integrity and commitment to safety will provide community enrichment and continuous public safety.

  • International Open Water Diver
  • NESPAC Urban Rifle Instructor
  • ICS 300 and 400 (Incident Command Systems, Homeland Security)
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Canine Handler
  • Vehicle Autopsy Specialist
  • Experienced Spokes Person, Performed various speaking engagements to a wide array of audiences:
  • Public Correspondent Road Report Channel 13
Patrol Officer, 05/2014 - Current
City Of Onalaska Onalaska, WI,

Patrol, State House Screening, Criminal Investigations

Chief of Police, Bethel, Maine, 2004-2009, 04/2004 - 12/2009
Town Of Bethel City, STATE,
  • Wrote policies and procedures
  • Supported recruitment, interviewing and hiring process to attract qualified police force.
  • Managed approximately $271,000 annual budget and analyzed spending to implement reductions.
  • Increased efficiency by developing strategies to improve investigative processes and procedures.
  • Led staff meetings to address issues and drive improvements.
  • Oversaw police staff certification and training on current law enforcement techniques and procedures including weapon qualifications.
  • Conducted employee evaluations to assess and document performance.
  • Investigated misconduct cases to suggest appropriate discipline.
  • Attended conferences and training sessions to remain updated on law enforcement and police department oversight.
  • Developed and enforced department procedures, rules and tactics.
  • Directed law enforcement program activities by leading community education, protection and apprehension.
  • Set up investigations of major crimes and coordinated related actions with federal and state law enforcement agencies.
  • Conducted employee evaluations to review performance and provide constructive feedback to enhance achievement of organizational goals.
Maine State Trooper, 05/1977 - 08/2002
State Of Maine City, STATE,
  • Prepared cases for trial and appeared and testified in court as witness.
  • Cultivated working relationships with colleagues, executives and community members to build trust and communication.
  • Used crime scene equipment to identify, collect, forensically examine and preserve physical evidence at crime scenes, including fingerprints, drug analysis, toxicology, hair samples, fiber samples and firearms.
  • Investigated vehicular or roadway-related accidents, assisting persons involved and notifying additional authorities as necessary.
  • Communicated with subjects and witnesses to acquire and verify information relevant to roadway accident investigations.
  • Conducted high-speed vehicle pursuits to apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Instructed suspects on field sobriety tests and used portable equipment to perform tests.
  • Wrote reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
  • Worked within specialized unit to conduct investigations into systemic criminal issues, including Illegal drugs rings, gun trafficking and organized crime.
  • Performed comprehensive searches of people and property to identify controlled substances or contraband.
  • Testified in court at criminal hearings and trials as to scenes observed, evidence collected and previous incidents.
  • Supported positive relationships between community leaders and general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens and visitors.
  • Answered calls and complaints while providing community-oriented police services to improve and enhance quality of life community-wide.
  • Supported scene investigations by securing perimeters, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and documenting statements.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 06/2018
Purdue University - Lewiston, ME,
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Associate of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 06/2015
Kaplan University - Lewiston, ME,
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: , Expected in 11/1977
Maine State Police Academy - Vassalboro, ME,
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: , Expected in 07/1976
Municipal Police Academy - Vassalboro, ME,
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School Attended

  • Purdue University
  • Kaplan University
  • Maine State Police Academy
  • Municipal Police Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Chief of Police, Bethel, Maine, 2004-2009
  • Maine State Trooper


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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