police captain commanding officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile

I have an aggregate of more than 38 years' experience in the field of law enforcement: approximately 25 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD); approximately 10 years with Jamaica Constabular Force (JCF); and three years with USC Campus Police Department (Public Safety Department). I attained first-line supervisory rank in the previous two departments, and a service record of excellence in all three departments. Over these 38 years, I have developed into an effective and proven leader, and have become an ardent practitioner of the principles of "Situational Leadership." In addition to my effective leadership skills, I am known for my outstanding written and verbal communication skills; innovative problem-solving skills; analytical and reasoning skills; and effective organizational and planning abilities. I have utilized my acquired skills and abilities to motivate employees to perform at their highest potentials and to also create strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations, business organizations, political representatives, and other federal/state law enforcement agencies. Through the wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a diverse law enforcement career, I have earned the reputation among my supervisors, peers, and subordinates, as a problem-solver, a bridge-builder/collaborator, and an effective multi-task-oriented leader who always have a can-do attitude.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Police Supervisor Development/Trainer
  • Administrative Investigation and System's Audit
  • Executive Management Leadership Coach
  • Critical Incident Management (ICS)
  • Develop Anti-Gang Programs and Strategies
  • Community-Based Policing Strategies
  • Predictive Policing Strategies
Core Accomplishments
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed one of the most successful anti-gang multi-agency task force operations to target the most violent street gang in Los Angeles, the Black-P Stone.
  • Authored the operations plan and supervised the Safer Cities Initiatives program in the gang-crime ridden area of Baldwin Village, in the Southwest Area of Los Angeles.
  • Created/developed a "Graffiti Free Zone" operations plan, which was embraced by the Los Angeles City Attorney.
  • Collaborated with other law enforcement leadership trainers (from FranklinCovey and Blue Courage-SMCOV) to train LAPD supervisory and management personnel in the 7-Habits and other diversity-centered leadership training.
  • Played critical role in planning, executing, and managing the operations of critical/major incidents, such as the Academy Awards.
Professional Experience
Police Captain Commanding Officer, 04/2009 - Current
Los Angeles Police Department , ,
  • Hollywood and North Hollywood Patrol Divisions (155/165 sworn personnel per division).
  • Demonstrate verbal communication skills, administrative insight, and judicial temperament while presenting at COMPSTAT inspections, Risk Management Executive Committee hearings, and as a board member on the department's disciplinary Board of Rights hearing.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, lead, and manage major/critical events, while acting as Incident Commander or Operations Chief in major events such as the Academy Awards, Anti-War Protest March, Halloween Mass-Gathering Planned Event, Multi-Agency Task Force Operations, and other major planned/un-planned events.
  • Develop operational plans that have contributed to significant crime reduction in Southwest Area, Hollywood and other Areas.
  • Earned high level of trust, respect, and loyalty from officers, supervisors, watch commanders; achieved by providing support, guidance, coaching, and direction (where necessary), and by providing timely feedback, objective performance evaluations, and when warranted, well deserved commendations.
  • Provide mentorship and help in professional development of subordinate employees/supervisors, which resulted in their promotion to higher ranks.
Police Lieutenant-II, 05/2003 - 03/2009
Los Angeles Police Department , ,
  • Officer in Charge, Southwest Gang Impact Team (GIT), which includes Gang Detectives, Narcotics Unit, and Gang Enforcement Detail, and Assistant Commanding Officer, LAX Field Services Division (FSD).
  • Worked collaboratively with Parole/Probation, ATF, FBI, and USSS Agents, School Police, City/District Attorney's Office, and other city-service providers to develop and implement effective strategies (including pro-active, prevention, and intervention strategies) to reduce gang/narcotics offenses in Southwest Area.
  • Developed/oversaw the implementation of plan for a two-year combined LAPD/Federal task force operation with FBI agents, resulting in the destabilization of the Black P-Stones street gang, one of the most violent/notorious street gangs in the City (coordinated similar operations with ATF-to target other gangs).
  • Recognized by command staff, peers, subordinates, and representatives from outside-agencies for exercising appropriate command/control over potential crisis/emergency situations.
Police Lieutenant-I Administrative Lieutenant, O, 01/1999 - 05/2003
Los Angeles Police Department , ,
  • Used appropriate tact and professionalism to earn respect and appreciation of closely bonded workforce; including employees in patrol, detective, and administrative assignments.
  • Developed administrative systems and provide training to improve efficiency, quality work-product, and overall operational effectiveness of the Area Administrative Unit, Records Unit, Analytical Unit, Community Relations Office, Community Problem-Solving Unit, and the Administrative Complaint Unit.
  • As part of the Area's overall crime prevention strategies, created the "Graffiti Free Zone" project; secured endorsement from subject matter experts (such as the Neighborhood Prosecutor); wrote the implementation plan, which was sanctioned by the Chief of Police, and later adopted as part of the City Attorney community outreach and enforcement platform, by City Attorney (Rocky Delgadio).
Bachelor of Science Degree: Public Administration, Expected in May 2000
The University of La Verne - La Verne, California
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Some Selected Professional Development Coursework:

FBI National Academy

West Point Leadership Program

Diversity-Centered Leadership Program (FranklinCovey)

Command Development Program

Critical Incident Management (Oxnard and TEEX, College Station, Texas)

David Allen/Getting Things Done (GTD) Leadership Program

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement _____________________________________________ Advisory Board Jamaica Ex-Police and Immigration Officer Association

Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (ABLE)

National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

Blue Courage-SMCOV (Law Enforcement Leadership Trainers)

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