police officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

I am a qualified retired law enforcement professional with twenty years of experience and training with the Port Authority Police Department of NY & NJ. As an officer, taking direction from superiors was critical in this profession. This allowed me the opportunity to mentor junior officers. I believe the willingness to learn and teamwork are essential qualities of a successful law enforcement officer. I am focused on maintaining strong relationships with coworkers and community. In the field of law enforcement, being a quick thinking officer, skilled in assessing tasks and making decisions under pressure was a critical role. I am trained in crisis management, defensive tactics and appropriate use of different techniques. I am dedicated to maximizing positive outcomes.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Certified First Responder
  • Suspect Pursuance and Arrest
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Maintaining Order
  • Public Safety
  • Dispatch Communication
  • Foot Patrolling
  • Summons and Subpoena Serving
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Report Writing
  • Emergency Response
  • Accident Scene Documentation
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic and Motorists Monitoring
  • Problem-Solving
  • Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement
  • Court Testimony
  • Defensive Driving Training
  • Counter-Terrorism Tactics
  • Crime Prevention Training
  • Calm Under Pressure
  • Inter-Agency Coordination
  • Firearms and Weapons trained
  • Created and maintained department scheduling
Education and Training
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ Expected in 06/1997 Bachelor of Arts : Criminal Justice/ Sociology - GPA :
Hanover Park High School East Hanover, NJ Expected in 06/1993 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Awarded multiple medals for Excellent Police Duty.
  • Awarded group citation medal for escorting the Pope into and out of New York City
University Of Notre Dame - Police Officer
Notre Dame, IN, 12/2002 - 01/2023
  • Drove with precision and speed to follow and reach suspects in traffic chases.
  • Provided security for high value and oversized escorts.
  • Wrote incident reports according to commissioner specifications.
  • Prepared investigative reports and sketches to support criminal research.
  • Protected citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws and apprehending suspects.
  • Patrolled assigned areas both on foot and in motor vehicles, maintaining awareness and providing valuable community surveillance.
  • Gathered evidence, interviewed victims and interrogated suspects to conduct thorough criminal investigations.
  • Performed CPR and other rescue techniques on individuals in medical emergencies.
  • Diffused active disturbances with de-escalation techniques, compassion and combat skills.
  • Provided patient care and medical triage in emergencies.
  • Operated mobile data terminals from patrol vehicles to obtain criminal records on-scene.
  • Directed traffic at high-volume special events for public safety and order.
  • Responded promptly to activated alarms for fires and burglaries.
  • Executed law enforcement patrol functions in assigned locations for extended periods of time.
  • Documented observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.
Champion Windows - Owner Operator of Landscape/Construction Supervisor
Seattle, WA, 03/1998 - 03/2002
  • Supervised crew and sub-contractors in executing tasks to complete projects on time and under budget.
  • Performed general construction and landscape design services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Operated machinery for all seasonal work including snow removal and lanscape/construction equipment.
  • Tracked material usage and contractor hours to align projects with budgets.
  • Spearheaded full cycle construction processes, including quality assurance, design plans, as built drawing creation, change requests and orders.
  • Coordinated construction planning, material resources and staff scheduling to achieve timely completion of installation project.
  • Created weekly schedules and daily workflows to support adequate project coverage.
  • Inspected daily construction to determine project progress, contract compliance and safety.
  • Sustained safety protocol, ensuring proper, cost-effective and safe handling and usage of equipment and materials.
Tallum Realty - Construction Worker
City, STATE, 1988 - 2002
  • Assisted in family run construction company. Including demolition and cleanup of Warehouse Space, renovation of office space including metal/wood framing, sheetrock, spackling, and painting. Hanging doors and hardware. Hanging cabinetry and moldings. Removing and replacing floor and wall tiles.
  • ALERRT: Advanced law enforcement response training (Active shooter)
  • CPR-DLEPM: Law Enforcement Protective Measures.
  • LERA: Law Enforcement Response Actions. (Counter Terrorism)
  • Basic CBRNE: Chem, Bio, Radiological, Nuclear explosive.
  • ICS: Levels 100, 200, 400, 700
  • EVOC: Defensive driving
  • Basic First Aid (AED): Defibrillator
  • Traffic Management
  • Fraudulent Documents
  • Crowd Control
  • High Value Escorts
  • SORA and RPO certified
Activities and Honors

ALERRT: Advanced law enforcement response training (Active shooter)

CPR-D LEPM law enforcement response actions: Certified First Responder.

CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear explosive response and recovery training.

ICS: Incident Command level 100, 200, 300, 400, 700

Police dispatch Trained.

Fraudulent document trained

Basic Water Safety

Basic First Aid along with AED Defibrillator

Traffic Management

EVOC Trained: Defensive driving

SORA and RPO Certified

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School Attended

  • Montclair State University
  • Hanover Park High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Police Officer
  • Owner Operator of Landscape/Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Worker


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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