Dedicated Police Officer skilled at dealing with the general public and handling high-stress situations and emotionally disturbed persons, including domestic violence and child abuse victims. Police Officer who possesses situational awareness and integrity, as well as dedication to safety. Resourceful Police Officer focused on maintaining order and public safety, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property and promoting positive community relations. Police Officer who enforces authority for the good of all citizens. Passionate about saving lives, protecting victims and fighting crime. Police Officer committed to serving and protecting others by using sound judgment in difficult and intense situations.
Criminal law knowledge
Crisis intervention specialist
Ethical and honest
Detailed report writing
Homeland Security Physical Risk Assessment Training
Police Officer, Patrol Supervisor, 03/1987 to 12/2011 Northfield Police Department – Northfield, MN
Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect crimes.
Conducted thorough investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents.
Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
Conducted preliminary investigations at the scenes of major crimes.
Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
Assisted in special investigations and crime prevention programs.
Ran personnel recruitment background investigations and interviewed potential job candidates.
Responded immediately to calls involving automobile accidents and criminal activity.
Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become a familiar presence in the area.
Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as a witness under oath in court.
Evaluated complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Investigator, 04/1980 to 03/1987 Pennington County Sheriff's Department – Rapid City, SD
Investigated numerous violent crimes each year, including homicide, sexual assault, robbery, child abuse and domestic violence.
Collected and preserved physical evidence, photographs and laboratory submissions.
Carefully documented statements, observations and evidentiary materials.
Conducted interviews with witnesses and clients.
Drafted and executed subpoenas, search warrants and surveillance activities.
Interviewed and interrogated suspects.
Collected, analyzed and interpreted information, documentation and physical evidence associated with investigations.
Pursued leads, complaints and referrals to determine occurrence of criminal activities.
Collaborated with federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF and IRS.
Bachelor of Science: Political Science, Sociology, 1986 Black Hills State College - Spearfish, SD
Associate of Arts: Law Enforcement, 1984 University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
Earned two life-saving awards in 2009.
Top Graduate South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy 1981.