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

Police Officer with talent for effective decision making and supervising others. Strong knowledge of criminal, motor vehicle laws and New Jersey case law. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in Departmental CAD software, CJIS System, Word, Excel Software and Social Media Platforms. Proven history of fostering integrity, professionalism and positive work ethic to meet team, individual and management objectives.

  • Time management
  • Decision-making
  • Communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Working collaboratively
  • Training & Development
  • Learning skills development
  • Flexible
  • Patrol procedures
  • Firearms and weapons expert
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Search and seizure laws familiarity
  • Tactical policing
  • Reviewing body camera footage
  • Extensive gang knowledge
  • Conflict resolution tactics
  • Search and seizure warrants
Police Dispatcher, 01/2000 to 12/2001
San Diego UnifiedSan Diego, CA,
  • Received and processed 9-1-1 emergency calls to dispatch emergency services.
  • Researched vehicular registration, driving records and warrant information to support officers with traffic stops.
  • Tracked call logs and shift data to enter into computer system.
  • Operated law enforcement communication equipment and NCIC database to facilitate information to department.
  • Maintained contact with units on assignment to deliver further assistance and support when needed.
  • Dispatched police, fire and EMS units to respond to emergent situations with established procedures.
  • Prioritized responses to public emergency and non-emergent calls to promptly dispatch police, fire and EMS while tracking data in real-time.
  • Used radio, telephone and computer system to update first responders with new information.
  • Took caller information, read associated computer information and documented vital details in call tracking and assignment system.
  • Dispatched calls to relevant police, fire or medical response personnel depending on individual call situations.
  • Assisted departments with special requests such as BOLOs.
  • Handled emergency phone calls calmly and obtained pertinent information with composed approach.
  • Mitigated risks and emergency response delays by efficiently monitoring public safety field units.
Police Officer, 01/2002 to Current
University Of CaliforniaIrvine, CA,
  • Investigate criminal and traffic offenses.
  • Make arrests for violations of criminal laws and conduct background investigations.
  • Gather preliminary investigation information as first responder to crime scenes.
  • Mediate domestic-related disturbances and protect victims from harm.
  • Inspect squad vehicle and weapons daily and arrange for routine and special maintenance.
  • Direct and control crowds at parades, funeral processions and carnivals.
  • Communicate with subjects and witnesses to acquire and verify information relevant to roadway accident investigations.
  • Assess crime scenes upon arrival and secure areas.
  • Respond to calls related to DWI, indictable crimes, disorderly person, petty disorderly person offenses, domestic abuse and animal rescue.
  • Respond to civil unrest, search and rescue operations.
  • Respond to and investigate security and burglar alarms.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and properly handle all equipment, weapons and materials.
  • Provide training on gang-related issues, firearms, defensive driving and other related police topics to newly hired officers.
  • Apprehend suspects, prepare case reports and testify in courtroom hearings.
  • Conduct field sobriety tests and use Alcotest to perform tests.
  • Serve active warrants and subpoenas.
  • Search vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Officer in Charge of Squad 1 since March 2019.
  • Review officers' reports as well as review officer body worn cameras and in dash vehicle cameras.
Firearms Instructor, 06/2007 to Current
City Of TucsonTucson, AZ,
  • Provide firearms training and qualification for staff members.
  • Provide personal instruction to include remedial instruction.
  • Develop lesson plans and training sessions for firearms and less lethal weapons.
  • Provide instruction on a variety of weapons including handguns, patrol rifles and CED (conductive energy device).
  • Conducts inspections of Department-issued weapons, including handguns, patrol rifles, along with authorized personal back-up and off duty weapons.
  • Provide maintenance and repairs to department weapons, along with armory and range equipment.
  • Remain current with new methods of range training.
  • Attend courses and training seminars relating to weapons maintenance and firearms training as required.
Police Detective, 01/2008 to 12/2009
Borough Of LeoniaCity, STATE,
  • Conducted covert, undercover investigations to uncover ongoing crimes and crimes in progress.
  • Collected and analyzed intelligence information in relation to investigations.
  • Investigated numerous criminal acts per week, including motor vehicle and criminal acts.
  • Secured evidence from crime scenes, bodies and secondary locations, carefully following sound evidentiary practices and chain of custody requirements.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Cordoned off scenes to protect evidence and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Sought out witnesses to obtain information about identifiable violations of local, state or federal statutes.
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Performed undercover work in person or through remote communications such as telephone calls (assisted River Vale Police Department with undercover drug buys).
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Processed crime scenes and collected substantial evidence to support court cases.
  • Produced and pursued leads on continual basis.
  • Communicated information on proper procedures, judicial processes and successful strategies for criminal investigations.
  • 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.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1993
Leonia High School - Leonia, NJ
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/1998
New Jersey City University - Jersey City, NJ
Basic Police Training: Criminal , Expected in 06/2002
Bergen County Law And Public Safety Complex - Mahwah, NJ,
  • Trained over three new officers as Field Training Officer (FTO).
  • Commendation for Meritorious Service Medal for Aggravated Assault & Possession of Weapon Arrest on July 31, 2003.
  • Letter of Recognition from River Vale Police Department assisting Detective's with undercover drug buys in May 2004.
  • Letter of Commendation for extinguishing a fire in a house at 118 Glenwood Avenue on September 11, 2002.
  • Letter of Commendation for Attempted Burglary Arrest on June 28, 2005.
  • Letter of Commendation for assisting Leonia Firefighter having a heart attack on September 24, 2006.
  • Letter of Commendation for assisting with investigation and arrest of car burglars on August 26, 2005.
  • American Red Cross Life Saving Award for saving victim in cardiac arrest in 2007.
  • Inducted to the Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey on January 26, 2005.
  • Letter of Commendation for apprehension of two attempted murder suspects from Newark, NJ on April 10, 2009.
Activities and Honors
  • Volunteer Little League Coach for the Palisades Park/Leonia Little League 2015-2018.
  • Volunteer Little League Coach for the Emerson Little League 2019-current.
  • Member of Leonia Volunteer Fire Department 1993-2008.
  • Firearms Instructor 2007-current
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor 2009-current
  • CED Instructor 2019-current
  • Incident Command System (ICS-300) (February 2007)
  • National Incident Management System (IS-00700) (September 2005)
  • Advanced Handgun for Police Officers (April 2007)
  • Alcotest Operator (December 2008)
  • Trap Find (Hidden Compartment Training) (February 25, 2015)
  • Patrol Officer Tactical Response Instructor (Active Shooter/De-Escalation) (February 1-4 2021).
  • Performance and Accountability (October 1 & 2 2019)
  • Glock Armorer Course (November 5 2019)
  • Deceptive Behaviors and Hidden Compartments (September 2019)
  • 2014 Attorney General Guidelines (April 9, 2014)
  • Criminal Street Gangs Strategic Operations (December 11 & 12, 2008)
  • Hazardous Materials Training.

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