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Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Prior to my current 22 year career as a respected police agent for the City of Lakewood, Colorado, I gained four years of experience as a Campus Police Officer for Valparaiso University, (IN) where my final two years were spent earning a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts.

  • Spending my first 10 years on patrol, I earned recognition from the Lakewood Police Department for being the DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Enforcer of the Year in 2003.
  • In 2004, I was recognized as one of the top DUI enforcers in the State of Colorado by Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Keeping innocent drivers and families safe easily became a passion and I worked nightly towards that goal.

I am thought of as a leader within the Lakewood Police Department. My superiors as well as my peers regularly come to me for my thoughts on certain topics. For more than half of my career, I have served as a Field Training Agent, training new recruits in policies and procedures, being trusted to evaluate and grade them on their performance. My opinion, communication skills, and methods of training are so well respected by command staff, I have been given several "difficult" recruits to train.

  • I used my excellent communication skills as a SWAT Negotiator for 10+ years earning a reputation amongst the negotiators as well as the tactical members of the team as one who would get the situation resolved safely.
  • After interviewing and being selected to be the Internal Affairs Detective for the Lakewood Police Department for a five year position, my performance merited me being asked by the Chief of Police to stay another year in order to train the incoming Internal Affairs sergeant who was new to the position. I gladly remained in the position. During my time in Internal Affairs, I worked for and thus trained 5 new sergeants whom I worked for. Two of those sergeants became Commanders within the department directly after their time in Internal Affairs.
  • My goal as the Internal Affairs Detective was to change the culture and reputation of the Office of Internal Affairs at the department. I succeeded, cementing my reputation as a friendly and fair detective who made those being interviewed, as comfortable as possible. Many agents told me that they were no longer "afraid" of Internal Affairs because they knew I would conduct a fair investigation.
  • My writing skills, which include documenting very important interviews that I conducted as well as putting thoughts to paper, were commended by many members of Command Staff within the Lakewood Police Department who described them as exemplary.
  • In this position I handled hundreds of administrative investigations as well as several possible criminal offenses, working closely with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office to determine if any crimes were committed as well as the likelihood of conviction.

My current position as a School Resource Officer is the most rewarding position of my career. It allows me to utilize my communication skills in a high school setting as well as encourage, mentor, motivate, and change the perception of police for our youth. Knowing that social media is extremely popular with high school students, to further communicate with them, I started an Instagram account that the students know they can reach me on. My account, @bchs_sro, has become very popular with my students at Bear Creek High School, other area schools, the community, as well as NASRO, the National Association of School Resource Officers who "follow" me and have contacted me telling me they like my content and the effect that I am having on students.

  • I was recognized by the Juvenile Assessment Center in Lakewood as the Police Officer of the Month for April 2021 for the positive influence I have had on children.

The position of Director of Security for Douglas County Schools would be a new challenge in my law enforcement career. My verbal and written communication skills will serve me well in this position as will my ability to lead. Working with R1 Security in the Jefferson County School District for the past 3 years has given me a clear view into their goals and objectives. Those goals being having a good working relationship with the school district including the administration in each school, law enforcement who if they are not in each school, will respond in the event they are needed, and the community who rely on school security for the safety of their children. I have become a well respected police officer in the schools that R1 has come to count on.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Education
Indiana University Northwest Gary, IN, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN Expected in Master of Arts : Liberal Studies - GPA :
Experience
City Of Henderson - Police Officer
Henderson, NV, 03/1999 - Current
  • Made arrests for violations of criminal laws and conducted background investigations.
  • Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Investigated criminal and traffic offenses.
  • Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm.
  • Responded to and investigated security and burglar alarms.
  • Communicated with subjects and witnesses to acquire and verify information relevant to roadway accident investigations.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas.
  • Gathered preliminary investigation information as first responder to crime scenes.
  • Wrote, reviewed and approved reports entered in county database.
  • Fostered rapport with school personnel and students to build trust and cultivate communication.
  • Liaised with school counselors and administrators regarding juvenile offenders.
  • Assessed crime scenes upon arrival and secured areas.
  • Conducted field sobriety tests and used portable breathalyzers to perform tests.
  • Apprehended suspects, prepared case reports and testified in courtroom hearings.
Marcus Corporation - Police Officer Corporal
Cedar Rapids, IA, 1995 - 1999
  • Improved community safety by conducting field sobriety tests and investigating DUIs and vehicle accidents.
  • Coordinated routine evaluations with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Informed shift officers of special areas of emphasis, including properties to watch and noted criminals understood to be in patrol areas.
  • Trained and mentored staff on correct procedures to maximize efficiency and protect public trust.
  • Supervised crowds at busy events, including basketball and football games to prevent injuries.
  • Issued tickets to offenders for minor infractions, including underage drinking and public intoxication.
  • Responded quickly to calls from citizens for help in various situations, including parties and fights.
  • Patrolled assigned areas to respond to unruly student calls and investigate disturbances.
  • Supervised and reviewed 2-3 subordinates.
  • Collaborated with divisional commanders to maintain consistency in all operations.
  • Interviewed witnesses to student disturbance incidents gathering information and help determine further action.
Lowes Theaters - Movie Theater Employee
City, STATE, 1992 - 1995
  • Processed admission payments and provided tickets.
  • Provided knowledgeable service when answering questions and greeted all customers with friendly demeanor.
  • Complied with health and sanitation practices and procedures.
  • Directed guests to correct location by documented ticket seats and answered questions about facility amenities.
  • Greeted patrons at theater entrance and collected tickets.
  • Declined to admit patrons without ticket or unable to conform to theater policies.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including serving and cleaning.
  • Worked successfully with a diverse group of coworkers
  • Provided client service by distributing programs, answering patron's questions and selling tickets and merchandise.
  • Helped patrons to assigned seats by giving directions and leading way with flashlight while lights were dimmed.
Skills
  • Patrol procedures
  • School Resource Officer
  • Internal Affairs Detective
  • Interview Techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Case management
  • Community relations
  • Planning and coordination
  • Evidence collection and evaluation
  • Schedule setting
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Drug enforcement
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Disciplinary measures
  • Calm under pressure
  • Conflict resolution tactics
  • Law enforcement
  • Data-driven approaches
  • Felony laws knowledge
  • Inter-agency coordination
  • Defensive driving training
Certifications

POST certified

CIT certified

Accomplishments

Named Jefferson County Police Officer of the month in April 2021 by the Juvenile Assessment Center

Chief's commendation in September 2019 for professionalism and selfless conduct during an active shooter situation

Police Service Award from the Office of the Chief of Police in January 2017 for my 6 year performance in Internal Affairs

Lakewood Police Department DUI Enforcer of the Year 2003

MADD Top Law Enforcement Officers of 2004

Formally commended by superiors for completeness in report writing

Many positive log entries from peers, superiors, and citizens

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School Attended
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • Valparaiso University
Job Titles Held:
  • Police Officer
  • Police Officer Corporal
  • Movie Theater Employee
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts