Police Detective Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Claire St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Seasoned Property Crime Detective with a career in law enforcement dedicated to solving criminal cases. Hardworking and conscientious with high integrity and good clear rates. Skillfully obtain evidence and statements with both modern and traditional policing techniques. Hardworking police officer bringing 31+ years of experience with the Honolulu Police Department and a strong dedication to public safety. Well-organized and observant with good critical thinking skills, remarkable integrity and in-depth understanding of Property Crime law. Adept at evaluating case reports, directing investigations and preparing criminal cases for court. Proficient in identifying and solving staff problems, mentoring subordinates and increasing team success with a clear and decisive management style. Veteran Investigator prepared to apply knowledge and experience to new position at Don Quijote Group.

  • Investigation skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Report preparation
  • Community relations
  • Criminal law knowledge
  • Evidence collection
  • Conducting investigations
  • Case reviews
Police Detective, 02/2021 to Current
Department Of Veterans Affairs Appleton, WI,
  • Checked with local pawnshops to locate stolen property.
  • Interviewed suspects, informants, and witnesses to gain clearer picture of criminal acts and collect statements.
  • 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.
  • Managed investigations and prepared criminal cases for court.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Offered advice, guidance and leadership to junior detectives.
  • Produced and submitted accurate and detailed reports to complete files and support criminal cases.
  • Conducted investigations of suspects and interviewed witnesses to obtain statements.
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Testified under oath in criminal court cases.
  • Spoke with witnesses, collected descriptions and located persons of interest.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
  • Managed crime scene investigations by collecting evidence, performing fingerprinting and taking videos and photos of scenes.
  • Processed crime scenes and collected substantial evidence to support court cases.
  • Investigated activities such as Burglary, Theft, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, Identity Theft, Unauthorized Posession of Confidential Personal Information, Forgery, Property Damage,Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicles, Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle (Stolen Vehicle), Drug Cases, Robbery, and other investigations to build solid cases for criminal prosecution.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to proper department.
  • Read and evaluated case reports from each detective to assess accuracy and completeness.
  • Delegated assignments, set schedules and approved time requests.
  • Produced and pursued leads on continual basis.
  • Cordoned off scenes to protect evidence and prevent unauthorized access.
Police Corporal, 08/2005 to 02/2013
Mississippi State University (Ms) Starkville, MS,
  • Taught the DARE curriculm to thousands of children (grade through high school) on Oahu about the dangers of drugs and how to make good sound choices.
  • Trained and mentored staff on the DARE curriculum.
  • Develop and prepare Powerpoint presentations.
  • Scheduled and coordinated school presentations to address school issues.
  • Working with school administrators and teachers.
  • Fostered rapport with school personnel and students to build trust and cultivate communication.
Police Officer, 02/1996 to 08/2005
University Of Montevallo Montevallo, AL,
  • Provided training on related police topics to newly hired officers as a Field Training Officer and as a staff member.
  • Investigated criminal and traffic offenses.
  • Apprehended suspects, prepared case reports and testified in courtroom hearings.
  • Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm.
  • Responded to and investigated security and burglar alarms.
  • Adhered to safety protocols and properly handled equipment, weapons and materials.
  • Made arrests for violations of criminal laws and conducted background investigations.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas.
  • Responded to calls related to DUI, felonies, misdemeanors, and domestic abuse.
  • Directed and controlled crowds at parades, funeral processions and sporting events.
  • Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Communicated with subjects and witnesses to acquire and verify information relevant to roadway accident investigations.
  • Wrote, reviewed and approved reports entered in county database.
  • Assessed crime scenes upon arrival and secured areas.
  • Inspected squad vehicle and weapons daily and arranged for routine and special maintenance.
  • Conducted field sobriety tests and certified as a Drug Recognition Officer.
  • Fostered rapport with school personnel and students to build trust and cultivate communication.
  • Gathered preliminary investigation information as first responder to crime scenes.
Driver's Education Instructor, 10/2016 to Current
Job Corps Limestone, ME,
  • Conducted on-the-road driver training and required students to apply learning from classroom to demonstrate readiness for licensure.
  • Stressed safe and defensive driving practices in various road conditions using graphic videos to show possible consequences of unsafe practices.
  • Guided students through process for obtaining vehicle operator's license in Hawaii, including planning for road test.
  • Presented and explained current driving laws and regulations including specific examples of compliance and non-compliance.
  • Worked closely with on-the-road driver trainers regarding key driving points to emphasize capabilities and needs of individual students.
  • Educated students on basic vehicle maintenance such as changing tires and checking oil level as well as electromechanical fundamentals of vehicle operation.
  • Established learning objectives for coursework and required students to demonstrate objectives fulfillment to pass class.
  • Managed classroom behavior and attendance in mutually respectful environment, making sure each student experienced full and unhindered learning opportunities.
  • Led classroom-based driver education classes starting with general driving concepts proceeding to practical specifics.
  • Offered informal tips and encouragement to new, nervous driver trainees to support driving confidence and success.
  • Led students through parallel parking and other parking configurations in parking lot without other traffic.
  • Communicated with parents regarding progress of underage minors, assuring parents students could proceed with final driving test.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And General Studies, Expected in
Kapi'olani Community College - Honolulu, HI
: Criminal Justice, Expected in
Honolulu Police Academy - Waipahu, HI,
: Education, Expected in
Drug Abuse Resistance Education - Honolulu, HI,
: Driver And Safety Teacher Education, Expected in
State of Hawaii Drivers Education - Honolulu, HI,

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School Attended
  • Kapi'olani Community College
  • Honolulu Police Academy
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education
  • State of Hawaii Drivers Education
Job Titles Held:
  • Police Detective
  • Police Corporal
  • Police Officer
  • Driver's Education Instructor
  • Associate of Arts