Police Commander resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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  • 40+ years of experience in law enforcement. The law enforcement experience from the rank of police officer to lieutenant of a major metropolitan police department. Additionally, my law enforcement experience include one of the nation's top community college district as certified police officer to the rank of commander.
  • Good communicator, decision-maker with demonstrated leadership abilities. My communicative abilities include to express ideas orally and writing. Effectively communicate to subordinates, peers, and administrator.
  • Effectively oversee, discipline and motivate officers to better protect and serve area communities in which I serve.. Monitor field operations to optimize behaviors and minimize protocol violations.
  • Skilled at relating to team members, administrators and general public with good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Deadline-driven and results-oriented leader with over 35 years of experience coordinating investigations.
  • Skilled at researching and reviewing case files, and interviewing subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration. Resourceful leader focused on investigations, identifying and arrest suspects while leveraging creative problem-solving abilities to solve complex crimes and cases.
  • Hardworking employee with customer service, multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience.
  • Highly-motivated with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, ambitious, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.
  • Exceptional Integrity, Trustworthy, and Reliable
  • Accountability - High Character
  • Active Listener
  • Positive Attitude
  • Excellent Work Ethic (independent and/or with Team)
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Training & Development
  • Planning & Organizing
  • First Aid/CPR
  • FEMA
  • Microsoft Office and Computer Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Resolution
  • Data Management
01/2005 to 10/2022
Police Commander City Of Hillsboro, Or OR, State,
  • Hiring & Managed: My total staff did not exceed 60 members. All department staff included administrative, dispatching, certified police personnel and non-certified College Safety Officers; Patrol methods were foot and vehicle.
  • Prepared, planned for and coordinated execution of support missions to aid college special details.
  • Training: Provided quality training related to federal, state, and local; college district policies, rules & regulations; FEMA training, along with specific location and special assignments; including recordkeeping and report writing. Examined and approved or returned reports and case files from police officers and non-certified college safety officers Reviewed paperwork and case files submitted by subordinate officers to verify accuracy and conformance to strict policies
  • Trained and mentored staff on correct procedures to maximize efficiency and protect public trust.
  • Maintained knowledge of changes in district policies, rules & regulations, current laws and planned alteration of departmental strategies and policies accordingly.
  • Apprehended, arrested and detained criminal suspects and law violators. Communicated with College administrators related to criminal prosecution, violations of district policies, rules & regulations.
  • Communicated with other departments and coordinated responses to suspicious activities.
  • Reviewed and assessed criminal prosecution information, including citations and complaints.
  • Investigated offenses and arrested offenders of misdemeanors & felony law.
  • Evaluated and advised department staff and other personnel.
  • Investigated crimes and interviewed witnesses and victims.
  • Collaborated with peers to maintain consistency in most operations.
  • Instrumental in creating & streamlining district processes for the betterment of the ten colleges within the college district.
05/2004 to 07/2006
Certified College Police Officer/ Commander Maricopa Community College - Rio Salado College City, STATE,
  • My responsibilities were to implement a public safety staff for Rio Salado College while maintaining all responsibilities as the police officer of the college.
  • Utilized the identified security staff of Facilities Department
  • My duties included all of the aforementioned responsibilities as the certified police officer and commander of the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (2001 through 2005)
02/2001 to 01/2005
Certified College Police Officer Maricopa County Community Colleges City, STATE,
  • Certified: Arizona Police Officer Standards & Training (AZPOST) State Law Enforcement certified.
  • Uniform patrolled college property
  • Maintained order & security at designated college/ district; Enforced state & federal laws;
  • Responded to all calls of service (emergency and non-emergency); responded promptly to activated alarms for fires and burglaries
  • Observe & Report/Remedy: Unsafe/problem situations to leadership
  • Interview individuals, mediate disputes, conduct investigations, collection of evidence
  • Report Writing: prepared detailed reports ; prepared daily logs; citations
  • Selected & participated in department and college hiring procedure
  • Leadership: Lead department in the Commander's stead
06/1977 to 09/2002
Police Officer to Lieutenant Detroit Police Department City, STATE,
  • My positions within the Detroit Police Department included:
  • Police Officer: Responsible for the standard patrol police responsibilities, which included report writing, accountability with daily log & incident reports, apprehension & arrest, investigations, citation issuance, criminal prosecution and court testifying; report writing,
  • Member of various departments & units within the Detroit Police Department. Most of the units assigned were uniformed. There were some assignments which included covert operations.
  • Investigator: My assignments included precinct crime investigations and Crimes Against Persons Unit - Sex Crimes Unit (Child Squad)
  • Sergeant (Patrol/Precinct): My assignments included sergeant shift patrol duties, managing staff of police officers; responding to all calls of service; providing leadership and situational decision making as it related to responding to service calls & reports; responsible for prisoners while assigned to sergeant precinct responsibilities; responsible for citizen complaints.
  • Sergeant: In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, there were additional assignments which included Internal Internal Affairs, Precinct Investigative Operations, and managing Deputy Chief staff and its investigative and internal case critique to forward to the Office of the Chief of Police. I supervised/ managed a staff of six.
  • Lieutenant: (08/2000 - 09/2002) Lead the Forfeiture Unit. Managed a staff of fifteen (sworn police and sergeant staff), responsible for all day-to-day department & staff assignments and tasks;
  • responsible for evidence, case preparation and closures involving cases of covert operations & uniformed operations within the police department; instrumental in assigning staff and being present at department raid inventory sites;
  • Responsible for receiving and processing all petitions for the confiscation of property and/or monies seized in accordance with the forfeiture laws; Accountable for confidential files, administrative fiscal officers, analysts of the Probable Cause Unit, while working directly with multi-agency and county prosecutors, liaison with county and federal prosecutors.
Expected in 05/2005
Master of Education: Master of Education Counseling & Human Relations
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
Expected in 12/2002
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
Expected in 06/2000
Certificate of Criminal Justice: Police Staff And Command
Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI
Expected in 05/1999
Associate of Science:
Wayne County Community College District - Detroit, MI

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School Attended

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Wayne County Community College District

Job Titles Held:

  • Police Commander
  • Certified College Police Officer/ Commander
  • Certified College Police Officer
  • Police Officer to Lieutenant


  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate of Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science

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