patrol sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Well-qualified law enforcement professional with POST training and experience as Patrol Sergeant and Investigations with the Town of Selma police department. Proficient in authoring and evaluating reports, utilizing police strategies and promoting community-focused mentality at all levels. Specializing in patrol and investigative practices.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Public Service
Patrol Sergeant, 05/2021 to Current
Princeton University StaffBoston, MA,
  • Wrote reports detailing events and people involved.
  • Patrolled the Town of Selma and worked with citizens to reduce crime in area.
  • Communicated with other departments and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Investigated offenses and arrested offenders of criminal activity in violation of law.
  • Evaluated and advised police officers and other personnel.
  • Trained officers in patrol and investigative skills to improve outcomes of calls and routine patrols.
  • Examined and approved or returned reports and case files from police officers.
  • Performed administrative tasks related to police work.
  • Answered calls and complaints while providing community-oriented police services to improve and enhance quality of life community-wide.
  • Supported positive relationships between community leaders and general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens and visitors.
  • Supported scene investigations by securing perimeters, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and documenting statements.
  • Prepared detailed documentation of felony-level property and violent crimes investigations.
  • Testified in court at criminal hearings and trials as to scenes observed, evidence collected and previous incidents.
  • Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports.
Narcotics Agent, 10/2015 to 05/2021
Albany-Dougherty County, GeorgiaAlbany, NY,
  • Researched and reviewed case files and gathered information to solve crimes.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Interviewed witnesses and persons of interest to gather statements for use in criminal investigations.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Reported results of investigations with written observations and photographs, and produced final reports.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Opened investigations into issues brought up by individuals in community.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Analyzed and evaluated information to determine appropriate course of criminal prosecution.
  • Trained and mentored field investigators and worked with team lead to identify skills, problem areas and opportunities for staff development and improvement.
  • Obtained warrants to search properties for evidence of criminal activity.
  • Conducted background investigations for personnel security clearances.
  • Mitigated risk, accurately analyzing and evaluating criminal information while processing crime scenes.
  • Eliminated process discrepancies by accurately investigating organized crime, homicide, fraud and other major crime cases while preparing, submitting and aiding district attorney prosecution cases.
  • Strengthened traceability, developing organization systems for criminal prosecutory case logs, records, reports and agendas.
  • Photographed narcotic purchase transactions to compile evidence and protect undercover investigators.
Patrol Officer, 07/2009 to 10/2015
Town Of SelmaCity, STATE,
  • Monitored and investigated suspicions persons and situations and unusual activities.
  • 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.
  • Drafted incident reports detailing criminal activity, civil proceedings and varied incidents.
  • Completed debriefings for arrested subjects to obtain information pertinent to investigations.
  • Responded to major interstate vehicular accidents with fatalities or serious injuries.
  • Performed administrative tasks related to police work.
  • Examined and approved or returned reports and case files from police officers.
  • Communicated with other departments and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Wrote reports detailing events and people involved.
Assembly Line Production Worker, 11/1996 to 12/2008
Caterpillar Inc.City, STATE,
  • Contributed to team-based environment to maintain line productivity and meet expected deadlines.
  • Boxed, labeled and moved items to keep production lines moving swiftly.
  • Used established assembly instructions to complete jobs.
  • Completed accurate assembly work by positioning and aligning components.
  • Built and packaged products to comply with multiple work orders and deadlines.
  • Recognized defective material and reported issues to management.
  • Inspected and tested final products to verify conformance to established tolerances.
  • Utilized templates and read measurements to position parts and subassemblies.
  • Read and interpreted schematics, blueprints and assembly instructions to produce components.
  • Kept accurate and correct records to inform management of low supply or damaged items.
  • Suggested operational modifications to improve quality and production times and reduce costs.
  • Completed component assembly with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
  • Resolved assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications.
  • Assisted with coordination of daily activities for projects.
  • Led interactive planning sessions and hosted schedule review meetings with project management team.
  • Created and updated milestone deadlines to account for changing information from procurement, production and client representatives.
  • Prepared project and program reports covering quantitative progress, schedule performance and cost tracking.
  • Devised resource acquisition, allocation and tracking plans for projects.
  • Communicated proactively with management and other stakeholders to resolve project plan issues.
  • Verified integration of technical, scope and cost requirements into project plans.
  • Developed overall project schedules based on interactions with key members of project team and client organization.
  • Researched and selected project vendors and consultants.
  • Developed project plans covering goals, resources required and schedules.
  • Allocated resources related to staff, materials and budgetary allowances.
  • Negotiated to secure favorable quotes and contracts for supplies.
  • Submitted budget estimates, progress reports and cost tracking reports.
  • Protected project budget by tracking expenses and intervening to prevent overpayments or misuse.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2019 to Johnston Community College - Smithfield, NC
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1996 to Smithfield-Selma High School - Smithfield, NC
  • Voted Officer of the Year in 2012
  • Completed training as a Field Training Officer, First Line Supervision, Narcotics Investigations, and Surveillance Tactics.

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School Attended

  • Johnston Community College
  • Smithfield-Selma High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Narcotics Agent
  • Patrol Officer
  • Assembly Line Production Worker


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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