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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Seasoned law enforcement officer with a 34-year background serving as a Police Officer for the City of Richmond, California, the Union Pacific Railroad Co. (Stockton & Oakland,) and a Reserve Officer and Police Assistant for the City of Walnut Creek, California. Extensive experience in criminal investigations, Special Weapons and Tactics, High-Risk Entry Teams (HRT), narcotics investigations, and patrol. Strong knowledge of criminal law and procedures. Received specialized training in hostage rescue and Close-Quarter Battle (CQB)-SWAT. Also served as a Field Training Officer, Traffic Accident Investigator and off-road motor officer. Passionate about helping others, protecting people and fighting crime. Excellent record of commendations, awards and recognition! Achieved California BASIC, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED professional police officer certificates.


    Named police officer of the year for the City of Richmond in 2009. Started the first horse mounted unit in the history of the City of Richmond. Recently completed Rope Rescue Operators Course. While working for the City of Richmond, Police, implemented specialize vehicle pursuit training for new recruit officers. Received numerous commendations through-out my career. Named alternate team leader on the High Risk Entry Team.

  • Police patrol operations
  • Law enforcement and crime prevention
  • Criminal investigations
  • Special Weapons and Tactics
  • High Risk Entries
  • Hostage rescue
  • Defensive tactics
  • Emergency response
  • Undercover Assignments
  • Weapons handling
  • Incident report writing
  • Witness Interrogations and Interviews
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Investigation Oversight
  • Investigation Techniques
  • Accident investigation
Work History
Police Officer, 05/2015 to 04/2019
The City Of CoalingaCoalinga, CA,
  • Investigated crimes against the Union Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Investigated railroad related accidents.
  • Coordinated with other agencies during multi-jurisdictional investigations. Interviewed witnesses and suspects.
  • Gathered evidence and served as witness in court proceedings.
  • Prepared reports, kept investigation records and maintained all case-related paperwork.
  • Investigated criminal activity through combination of document research and interviews.
  • Created and filed reports on investigative activities.
  • Conducted investigations for alleged criminal violations.
  • Worked with multiple federal and state agencies and officials to conduct investigations and prepare cases for adjudication.
  • Performed arrests as per warrants issued.
Police Officer, 06/1986 to 05/2015
The City Of CoalingaCoalinga, CA,
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property.
  • Answered emergency calls for help from citizens and business owners.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence, and questioned witnesses.
  • Patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect roadway crimes.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding incidents to determine the best course of action.
  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation and radar speed detection.
  • Conducted preliminary investigations at scenes of major crimes.
  • Patrolled assigned areas to check homes, businesses, and public roads for signs of disturbance.
  • Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights, and transported offenders to jail.
  • Issued traffic citations and electronic tickets for violations of traffic laws.
  • Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as a witness under oath in court.
  • Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
  • Engaged with local individuals and community leaders to discuss crime reduction strategies.
  • Notified emergency personnel of incidents requiring medical assistance and aid.
  • Determining the appropriate course of criminal prosecution by analyzing and evaluating information.
  • Booked suspects into custody by processing mug shots and fingerprints.
  • Worked with the investigations team to surveil and capture offenders for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics and prescription drugs.
  • Coordinated swift and tactical responses to a wide range of criminal issues.
  • Conducted thorough investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accident
  • Member of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)
  • Member of High-Risk Entry Team (HRT)
  • Field Training Officer and member of the probation review board.
  • Detective -homicide, narcotics, sexual assault, auto theft.
  • Motor Officer-dirt bike
  • Member Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT)
  • Mounted Officer
Reserve Police Officer/Police Assistant, 01/1985 to 06/1986
City Of Walnut CreekCity, STATE,
  • As a volunteer, assisted officers on patrol.
  • Patrolled designated areas in patrol vehicle, bicycle and on foot to identify security and safety issues.
  • Provided for public safety by maintaining order, protecting people and property and promoting good community relations.
  • Responded promptly to calls for protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances and general public service calls.
  • Participated in continuous firearms proficiency, and arrest technique training.
  • Monitored crowded public areas and events to mitigate risk and promote safety.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1982 to Mt. Diablo High School - Concord, CA,
Associate of Arts: Administration of Justice, Expected in 06/1985 to Diablo Valley College - Pleasant Hill, CA
No Degree: Criminal Justice, Expected in to California State University, Sacramento - Sacramento, CA,

Currently an active volunteer member of the Verde Search & Rescue (VSAR) with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. I'm currently the Team Sergeant for the Technical Rescue Unit specializing in rope rescue.

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School Attended

  • Mt. Diablo High School
  • Diablo Valley College
  • California State University, Sacramento

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  • Police Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Reserve Police Officer/Police Assistant


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts
  • No Degree

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