Police Detective resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

I am a recently retired Police Detective focused on improving team operations, closing cases and preventing crimes through organized and effective police work. I solve and lead Criminal and Civil cases. I am trained in weapons, defense and conflict resolution techniques.

I am an observant Police Officer proficient in conducting and overseeing all investigations and major incidents. Recognized for strict ethical codes and promoting positive community relations. I have expertise in court testimony preparation, interrogation techniques and de-escalation techniques. Certified in the State of Illinois.

I was hired in 2001 as the first African American Police Officer in the history of the Lansing Police department. Since my initial date of hire, I have been a dedicated Police Officer offering 20 years of progressive experience and the strong desire to make a positive impact on the community consider myself to be a decisive analytical professional with an observant nature, high integrity and extensive knowledge of the law.

I am effective at writing reports and affidavits, interviewing witnesses and gaining informants by applying persuasive communication skills and understanding of the law. Proven investigator with a self-motivated and flexible style.

  • Collaborated and have been a member of multiple special State of Illinois tactical units such as The Mobile Field Force and South Suburban Emergency Response Team Hostage Negotiations Unit. I have received multiple positive file entries as well as Police accommodations during my tenure.
  • Witness interviews
  • Supervising investigations
  • Knowledge judiciary system
  • Interrogation
  • Courtroom testimony skills

Certifications and Training

  • Emergency Medical Technician-Crisis Negotiations Certified
  • Interviewing and Interrogations Certified
  • Dept. Of Homeland Security Field Force Operations Certified
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Extensive Training Certified
  • First Responder for Autism Spectrum Disorders certified
  • Breath Alcohol Operator certified
  • -State of Illinois Juvenile Officer certified
  • State Of Illinois Criminal Justice Institute Defensive Driving certified
  • Microsoft, ICEAR, NVLS, Accurint, and LEADS systems certified
  • Rapid Response/ Active shooter certified
Work History
Police Detective, 06/2001 - 08/2021
City Of Tucson Tucson, AZ,

Patrol Officer 2001-2016

Mobile Field Force Unit 20O9-2014

DUI Officer 2014-2020

South Suburban Emergency Response Team 2015-2020

Police Detective 2016-present

  • Oversaw criminal cases, coordinated investigations and prepared evidence for court cases.
  • Conducted personal, property and event surveillance.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for legal purposes.
  • Participated in court hearings to provide written reports, evidence and verbal testimonies.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
Child Welfare Case Manager, 06/1999 - 06/2001
Devereux Holden, MA,
  • Referred families to shelters, legal resources and educational programs.
  • Acted as advocate for children in several court settings.
  • Checked with newly placed children frequently to support comprehensive success and assimilation.
Legal Investigator, 03/1995 - 01/1999
Harris County Hockley, TX,
  • Conducted mobile and stationary surveillance on subjects of legal and insurance investigations.
  • Searched computer databases, credit reports, public records or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
  • Collected documentation such as witness statements, video recordings and photographs to support case findings.
  • Investigated casualty and insurance benefit claims for the Risk Management Division.
Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 06/1999
Chicago State University - Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 06/1997
Chicago State University - Chicago, IL
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1989
Hyde Park Career Academy - Chicago, IL,

Fraternal Order of Police

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Southland Justice Council

Jack and Jill of America

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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School Attended

  • Chicago State University
  • Chicago State University
  • Hyde Park Career Academy

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  • Police Detective
  • Child Welfare Case Manager
  • Legal Investigator


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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