patrol sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong work ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. History as a Detective Sergeant that included leading interrogations, collecting witness statements and gathering evidence. Along with strong working relationships with Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys and Judges.

  • Report Writing
  • Issuing Citations
  • Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Suspect Pursuance and Arrest
  • Emergency Response
  • Maintaining Order
  • Accident Scene Documentation
  • Public Safety
  • Traffic and Motorists Monitoring
  • Problem-Solving
  • Summons and Subpoena Serving
  • Accident Investigations
  • Crime Scene Photographs
  • Court Testimony
  • Dispatch Communication
  • Time Management
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Protecting People and Property
  • Local, State and Federal Regulations
  • Public Relations
  • Undercover Investigations
  • Mobile Surveillance
  • Interrogation Techniques
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Suspicious Activity Monitoring
  • Decision Making
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Prisoner Transport
  • Public Service
  • Property Confiscating
  • Municipal Codes
  • Investigative Reports
  • Directing Traffic
  • Evidence Preservation
  • Motor Vehicle Operation
  • Search and Seizure Laws
  • Officer Training
  • Traffic Citations Issuance
  • Law Enforcement Information Databases
  • Crowd Control
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Background Investigations
  • Police Patrol Operations
  • Individual Surveillance
  • Controlled Tactical Operations
  • Event Surveillance
  • Judicial Procedures Knowledge
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Researching Skills
  • Firearms Knowledge
  • Report Preparation
  • Undercover Experience
  • Defensive Tactics Training
  • Criminal Investigation Coordination
  • Preventing Crimes
  • Locating Individuals
  • Serving Search Warrants
  • Testifying Skills
  • Conducting Computer Checks Law Understanding
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Judicial Procedures
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Criminal Law Knowledge
  • Case Reviews
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Interrogating Suspects
  • Witness Interviewing
  • Conducting Investigations
  • Analyzing Details
  • Crime Solving
  • Evidence Collection
  • Conflict Resolution
  • People Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Curriculum Planning and Implementation
  • Detailed Instruction
  • Class Lecturing
  • Class Scheduling
  • Training Method Development
  • Training Program Design
  • Course Optimization
  • Course Materials Development
  • Instructor Selection
  • Job Skill Building
  • Informative Lectures
  • Innovative Lesson Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Student Engagement
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Interactive Teaching/Learning
04-25-02 to Current Patrol Sergeant Princeton University Staff | Boston, MA,
  • Wrote reports detailing events and people involved.
  • Investigated crimes and interviewed witnesses and victims.
  • Communicated with other departments and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Communicated and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Communicated information on proper procedures, judicial processes and successful strategies for criminal investigations.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Investigated offenses and arrested offenders.
  • Searched vehicles for drugs or paraphernalia.
  • Participated in high-speed vehicle chases in serious and emergency situations.
  • Apprehended, arrested and detained criminal suspects and law violators.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas and patrolled designated districts in police vehicles.
  • Evaluated evidence for validity and admissibility and provided testimony during administrative and criminal court hearings.
  • Answered calls and complaints while providing community-oriented police services to improve and enhance quality of life community-wide.
  • Investigated illegal or suspicious activities, performing direct follow-up or reporting findings to appropriate senior personnel.
  • Patrolled designated to identify criminal activities, issue citations, prevent incidents and serve warrants.
  • Testified in court at criminal hearings and trials as to scenes observed, evidence collected and previous incidents.
  • Rendered assistance to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries or medical crises.
  • Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports.
  • Recorded facts and prepared reports to document incidents and activities for later use in court cases and legal records.
  • Saved time through effective emergency issue resolution.
02-2012 to Current Detective Sergeant-Homicide and Violent Crimes Div Hammond Police Department | City, STATE,
  • Managed investigations and prepared criminal cases for court.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Communicated information on proper procedures, judicial processes and successful strategies for criminal investigations.
  • Produced and submitted accurate and detailed reports to complete files and support criminal cases.
  • Opened investigations into issues brought up by individuals in community.
  • Testified under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Spoke with witnesses, collected descriptions and located persons of interest.
  • Interviewed suspects, informants and witnesses to gain clearer picture of criminal acts and collect statements.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to proper department.
  • Conducted investigations of suspects and interviewed witnesses to obtain statements.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
10-2008 to Current Head Trainer Hammond Police Department | City, STATE,
  • Created and monitored training courses to promote quality performance and enhance effectiveness of employee training.
  • Coordinated spaces and materials for all training classes.
  • Created and utilized lesson plans and teaching materials to enhance classes.
  • Collaborated closely with instructors to drive learning objectives.

  • Produced videos and provided remote training options to reach wider audience.
  • Administered training programs to new hires and recent graduates.
  • Supervised daily training department operations,
  • Directed meetings on training program progress toward objectives.
  • Coordinated logistics for testing of 215 Department personnel.
  • Participated and attended meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status.
  • Used role playing, lectures and simulations to present information in variety of instructional techniques and formats.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Obtained and organized manuals, guides and visual materials for development and training purposes.
  • Created and offered additional materials to enhance training.
  • Selected and assigned instructors to conduct training.
08-2008 to Current Police Academy Instructor Hammond Police Department | City, STATE,
  • Gave constructive feedback to students to improve learning and progress against course objectives.
  • Created appropriate learning environments for students.
  • Applied variety of instructional resources to meet needs of students with varying backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Planned in-class activities, discussions and lectures to increase student comprehension and participation.
  • Promoted safe and professional classroom environment conducive to individualized and small group needs.
  • Collaborated with other subject and grade-level teachers to build complementary educational frameworks for students.
  • Selected curriculum and instructional aids to increase students' understanding of core concepts.
  • Crafted lesson plans to meet diverse learning modalities and ensure inclusive learning environment.
  • Prepared course objectives to follow school's curriculum standards established by school and state.
  • Collaborated with other educators to address deficiencies in program offerings.
  • Helped students make optimal choices on courses to complete degrees and prepare for careers.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1991 to to High School Diploma | Griffith Senior High School, Griffith, IN GPA:
Expected in to to | Law Enforcement Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN GPA:
Expected in 09/1998 to to Basic Course Graduate | Law Enforcement Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Plainfield, IN, GPA:
Expected in 05/2008 to to Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor Development | Instructor Certification Indiana Law Enforcement Academy , Plainfield, IN, GPA:
Expected in 10/2008 to to Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified EVO Instructor | Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course, Plainfield, IN, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Griffith Senior High School
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course

Job Titles Held:

  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Detective Sergeant-Homicide and Violent Crimes Div
  • Head Trainer
  • Police Academy Instructor


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Basic Course Graduate
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor Development
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified EVO Instructor

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