patrol officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated police officer adept at serving the public with a sense of justice and adherence to strict ethical codes. Skilled at dealing with citizens and handling high stress situations including emotionally disturbed persons, domestic violence and child abuse victims. Resourceful police officer focused on maintaining order and public safety, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property and promoting positive community relations. Passionate Police officer who possesses with exceptional analytical, innovative and imaginative problem-solving skills.

Waukegan police detective who employs excellent communication skills, writing detailed crime reports, and collaborating with police Investigators. Skilled lead investigator focused on solving cases specializing with Domestic Violence, Missing persons and Sex Crimes involving adults and children.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Trained in weapons, defense and conflict resolution techniques. Well-versed in interviewing, interrogations, report writing and evidence collection.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Multitasking
  • Court Testimony
  • First Aid
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Undercover Operations
  • Writing detailed reports
  • Interviewing and Interrogating
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Ethical and Honest
  • Public Speaking
  • Fluent in languages (speaking reading and writing)
Work History
10/2003 to 12/2021
Patrol Officer South Shore Line Chesterton, IN,
  • Patrolled designated areas in patrol vehicle and on foot to identify security and safety issues.
  • Investigated incidents and crimes (average 7-10 view/dispatched calls per day), collected evidence and recorded witness statements.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
  • Monitored crowded public areas and events to mitigate risk and promote safety.
  • Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Case Law knowledge, monthly Court Smart studies.
  • Making arrests, booking and processing procedures.
  • Led teams by example, consistently demonstrating correct behaviors and enforcing policies and procedures.
06/2008 to 12/2020
Criminal Investigations Detective City Of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA,
  • Handles Adult and Juvenile cases (on average 300 cases per month), in Spanish and English languages, specializing in Domestic Violence, Missing Persons and Sex Crimes.
  • Handles complaints filed by citizens, via triage method.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, suspects, offenders and other persons. Identified witnesses and collected statements to gather information and pursue remedies for violations of legal standards.
  • Followed constitutional standards to properly obtain and execute warrants for arrests and searches.
  • Initial detailed report writing and follow-up documentation in chronological sequence.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
06/2008 to 12/2008
Neighborhood Enforcement Team City Of Waukegan City, STATE,
  • Involved in high risk undercover investigation into street level drug trafficking network that was being operated in city of Waukegan.
  • Obtained blanket Warrant for aforementioned detail.
  • Completed detailed report writing. Able to identify several different offenders for prosecution of drug trafficker's.
  • Arrests involved over 20 drug traffickers.
01/1997 to 10/2003
Community Service Officer City Of Waukegan City, STATE,
  • Responded to and processed found property calls, Animal calls, logging details and filing required reports (misdemeanor and felony cases) assisting Patrol Officer's, Animal Control and Investigators for further action.
  • Assisted police officers in routine investigations by canvassing areas, collecting and documenting evidence and coordinating community responses.
  • Prepared and distributed meals, dispensed medications and monitored safety of prisoners.
  • Patrolled assigned zones to look for criminal violations and safety issues.
  • Identified violations, collaborated with local law enforcement to address concerns and testified in court as to details of offenses.
  • Wrote parking citations for offenders and explained procedures.
  • Used equitable strategies to fairly enforce city ordinances.
  • Performed undercover high risk details.
  • Translated Criminal cases/Documents from Spanish to English.
  • Lead/Trained other CSO's with booking/ processing procedures and report writing.
  • Graduated from Citizen's Police Academy 1998
Expected in 05/1996 to to
Bachelor of Science: Pre Medicine /Biology
University of Illinois At Chicago - Chicago, IL
Expected in 01/2003 to to
Certificate of Completion: Illinois Law Enforcement Training
Illinois State Police Academy - 3700 E Lake Shore Drive ,
Expected in to to
No Degree: Nursing Program
College of Lake County - 19351 W Washington St. Grayslake Il,
  • CFR - Certified First Responder
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Certified 40 hr basic Crisis (Hostage) Negotiator
  • Certified 40 hr basic Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention
  • Fire Arms Training
  • Street Gang Identification and Activities Overview
  • FOID and PERC card.

Full Professional
Native or Bilingual
Limited Working

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School Attended

  • University of Illinois At Chicago
  • Illinois State Police Academy
  • College of Lake County

Job Titles Held:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Criminal Investigations Detective
  • Neighborhood Enforcement Team
  • Community Service Officer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate of Completion
  • No Degree

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