Dedicated Police Officer with over 18 years of experience. Skilled at dealing with the general public and handling high-stress situations and emotionally disturbed persons, including domestic violence and child abuse victims. I spent 3 years in the narcotics unit, leading and participating in drug and vice investigations, as well as 7 plus years as a Field Training Officer.
Calm in emergency situations
Search and seizure procedures
Emergency vehicle operation
Criminal law knowledge
Certified Field Training Officer
Special task forces
Patrol Officer/Field Training Officer, 09/2001
to Current Springfield Police Department – Springfield,
Led undercover sting operations to target perpetrators of vice crimes.
Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect crimes.
Enforced all traffic laws and ordinances and checked speed with radar.
Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
Conducted preliminary investigations at the scenes of major crimes.
Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
Responded immediately to calls involving automobile accidents and criminal activity.
Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become a familiar presence in the area.
Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as a witness under oath in court.
Patrol Officer, 10/1999
to 09/2001 Leland Grove Police Department – Springfield,
Patrol Officer, 03/1998
to 10/1999 Springfield Park District Police Department – Springfield,
Bachelor of Science: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration,
1997 Western Illinois University - Macomb,
High School Diploma: 1992 Ursuline Academy - Springfield,