Police Officer of 15 years who possesses situational awareness and integrity, as well as dedication to safety. Successful at developing positive relationships with colleagues and citizens. Approaches each situation with compassion and concern. An Officer committed to serving and protecting others by using sound judgment in difficult and intense situations. Experienced in monitoring gang activity in inner city areas.
Fifteen years law enforcement experience
Highly skilled in developing public relations and performing crime preventive activities
Hands on experience in responding to calls for service
In depth knowledge investigating crimes including but not limited to narcotic and gang related crimes
2630+ career arrests
Search and seizure procedures
Emergency vehicle operation
Criminal law knowledge
Probation and parole knowledge
Defensive tactics training
Possesses physical stamina
Crime trend analysis
Calm in emergency situations
01/2015 to Current
Police Officer/Gang Enforcement UnitChicago Police Department – 3340 W. Fillmore, Chicago, Illinois Focus on investigations involving crimes committed by documented street gang members. Affected arrests of gang members in connection with violent crimes and narcotic related activity. Investigate probable areas of gang retaliation after violent incidents involving gang members have occurred. Great knowledge of gang structure and different factions. Conduct surveillance on known gang hangouts to further gain intelligence on gang operations.
10/2003 to 01/2015
Police Officer/Tactical Team OfficerChicago Police Department/ 005th District – 727 E. 111th ST., Chicago, Illinois Conducted numerous Department mandated missions, to include Curfew missions, POD Missions, Gang Conflict Zone Missions, Violence Reduction Missions, Prostitution Missions, Quality of Life Missions, Reverse Stings, Narcotic Sales Missions and School Violence Missions. Duties included identifying and apprehension of offenders involved in narcotic sales through the use of surveillance and undercover controlled purchases, drafting and execution of search warrants and working with Confidential Informants to gain further intelligence into narcotic sales within the 5th District. Conduct post shooting missions to further gather intelligence into gang related shootings and retaliation. Locate and arrest individuals with active criminal warrants and investigative alerts. Conducted follow-up investigations into robberies and burglaries within the 5th District.
07/2003 to 10/2003
Police OfficerChicago Police Department/Area 2 Saturation Unit – 727 E. 111th St., Chicago, Illinois Uniformed officer assigned to the Area 2 Saturation Team. Patrolled the 005th, 005th, 022nd, and 004th Chicago Police Districts in areas of high crime. Provided high police visibility, conducted traffic and street stops, issued citations, completed contact cards, and affected numerous narcotic and weapons related arrests within the designated area of saturation.
09/2002 to 07/2003
Police OfficerChicago Police Department/Beat Officer – 727 E. 111th St., Chicago, Illinois Assigned to the third Watch, 20 Sector Beat 524, a uniformed assignment. Duties included providing and maintaining sector integrity. Utilized and applied effective patrol techniques, including street stops and traffic stops. Attended beat meetings and discussed crime concerns of citizens residing within the beat and implemented problem solving techniques to address those crimes.
06/2001 to 08/2002
Probationary Police OfficerChicago Police Department – 727 E. 111th St., Chicago, Illinois Probationary Police Officer Assigned as a Probationary Police Officer, working all three watches, after successful graduation from the Chicago Police Academy. Duties included working closely with a Field Training Officer to learn effective patrol techniques and the proper police response to a variety of situations, while achieving excellent performance ratings. Developed solid patrol skills, report writing abilities, and court room testimony skills. Learned and mastered the proper recovery, maintaining, and handling of evidence in accordance with department directives. Developed and maintained excellent working relationships with supervisors and colleagues.
01/2000 to 06/2001
Case ManagerLawrence Hall Youth Services – 65 E. Wacker Place Chicago, IL Case Manager Wrote court reports, case plans and other legal documents. Managed caseloads and acted as an advocate for juvenile clients. Interviewed juvenile clients in their home for home study assessments to assist the courts with emancipation decisions. Guided youth through the emancipation planning process. Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members. Counseled and prepared juvenile clients for their transition into independent living.
3 Department Commendations
1 Problem Solving Award
50+ Honorable Mentions
3 Complimentary Letters
Crime Reduction Award 2009
Crime Reduction Ribbon 2004
1 Physical Fitness Award
2 Attendance Recognition Awards
Presidential Election Deployment Award 2008
Arnold Mireles Special Partner Award
NATO Summit Service Award
Use of Force Policy
Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy
Gang Violence Reduction Strategy
Hate Crimes training
4th Amendment Search and Seizure
Search Warrant Planning and Execution
Illinois State Law Enforcement Certification: Law Enforcement
Illinois State Law Enforcement Certification: Law Enforcement Chicago Police Education and Training Division - 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Chicago State University - 9500 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628
High School Diploma: Morgan Park High School - 1744 W. Pryor Ave., Chicago, IL 60643