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

Highly experienced Police professional offering 26+ years in diverse law enforcement positions. Natural leader with decisive nature, case management skills and courtroom experience. Knowledgeable about the City of Henderson and area population groups. Dedicated and known for going above and beyond job requirements to make lasting impact on department and public. Exceptional integrity, leadership and problem-solving abilities. Well-rounded with leadership abilities and talents in emergency management and public relations. Approachable and adaptable with dedication to assistance. Demonstrated expertise in my field. Smooth and direct with experience disciplining and motivating law enforcement professionals to maximize safety, security and service of local residents. Expert at observing field operations to enhance behaviors and eliminate protocol issues. Good relationship-building, communication and conflict management skills. Adept at budgeting, performing personnel management and operation management. Sound knowledge of security standards, policies, and procedures. POST-certified. Knowledgeable about writing and reviewing reports, applying data-driven approaches and promoting community-oriented mentality. Exceptional skills in conflict deescalation, crowd control, and criminal law. Focused with expert skills in report writing, evidence handling and conflict resolution. Known for having patience, professionalism and self-assurance in all situations and when interacting with all types of personalities. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

  • Prevention of Criminal Activity
  • Traffic Laws
  • Traffic Management
  • Workload balancing
  • Crime Prevention
  • Suspect identification
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Laws and ordinances
  • Computer-Aided Dispatch
  • Criminal law
  • Active shooter training
  • Search and seizure
  • Nonlethal force apprehension
  • Personnel supervision
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Budget Management
  • Firearms training
  • Physical restraint
  • Criminal investigation
  • MS Office
  • Interpersonal Communication
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV Expected in 05/2012 Associate of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :

Coursework in Law Enforcement Training Academy

Graduated with High Honors

Humble High School Humble, TX Expected in 06/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :

POST Basic Certificate

POST Intermediate Certificate

POST Advanced Certificate

POST Supervisory Certificate

POST Management Certificate

Work History
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Police Sergeant
Worcester, MA, 11/2006 - 01/2020

Professionally supervised police officers performing various aspects of law enforcement activities.

Created daily schedules and work assignments for subordinates.

Regularly evaluated the performance of subordinates providing proper praising, goal setting , identifying training needs and recommending corrective action when appropriate due to performance problems.
Supervised and conducted tactical operations and investigations during criminal occurrences, determining the need for special units and additional resources.
Conducted briefings and meetings with subordinates to disseminate information regarding police activities; responded regularly to field officers' requests for information and direction to properly handle police situations;
Enforced or directed the enforcement of federal, state, and city laws and ordinances; planned, organized, and supervised special enforcement activities including search warrants amd selective enforcement.
Ensured subordinate compliance with City rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements. Monitored, investigated and ensured the proper documentation of the use of force, serious incidents and that subordinate officers followed safety procedures and reported hazards.
Monitored and controls vehicular pursuits to ensure compliance with Departmental policy and that associated reports and documentation were completed properly and in a timely manner.
Coordinated police actions with other Departments within the City to resolve non-traditional occurrences;
Operated police vehicles, radios, and other equipment in the performance of routine duties and emergency situations.
Monitors and screens calls for service.
Acts as a property custodian and manages all property that is assigned to the position.
Prepares departmental reports and forms; and maintains related logs.
Performed the duties related to Technical Services Division Sergeant. Wherein I was responsible for the accountability of all Police Department property. Maintained a budget for the the Supply and Equipment Technician and was entrusted with the carrying of a P-card with a $25,000 limit. Completed detailed reports concerning the use, costs, distribution and disposal of all the necessary property throughout the police department. Conducted detailed inventories and presented various reports concerning said property. Supervised the Department's Evidence Vault where I was responsible for maintaining and reporting accurate accountings of all property taken as criminal evidence or abandoned. Maintained a high level of knowledge concerning the policies of the the department and Nevada Revised Statutes regarding evidence, as well as the most current recognized standards regarding the handling and security of property and evidence. Updated several department policies regarding how evidence and property is to be handled. Justified, obtained funding, and conducted detailed presentations for updated security measures and additional storage options in order to bring the evidence vault up to more modern standards.

Performed duties in the Investigative Service Bureau. Supervised various sections of the bureau including Fraud, Property Crimes, Computer Crimes, as well as a number of detectives operating on various task forces throughout the Las Vegas Valley, such as with Secret Service and the FBI. Maintained accountability of the cases, maintained a high level of knowledge related to various Nevada Revised Statutes and Department Policies in all of the areas I supervised. Was able to document and make detailed presentations which resulted in detective being assigned to the FBI's Internet Crimes Against Children task force as well as to the US Postal Service Fraud investigation task force. Completed extensive documentation related to SARS (Suspicious Activity Reports), seizure of funds, budget expenditures. Provided updates and presentations regarding the activity of the various units. Maintained an accurate, up to date accounting of the detectives case file in the record's management system. Reviewed, categorized and disseminate case files according to department procedures. Reviewed and proof read detailed reports, and search warrants, for accuracy, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Eastern New Mexico University - Police Officer
Enmu - Ruidoso, NM, 08/1993 - 11/2006

Enforces and applies the laws of the City of Henderson and the State of Nevada by warning, citing, and arresting violators.
Operates emergency vehicle during normal driving and emergency situations; operates portable radios to maintain communications with central dispatch and other officers; uses duty weapons as required by police situations in conformance with the Departmental Firearms policy.
Conducts patrol in assigned areas using specific patrol techniques to prevent illegal activities; responds to calls for assistance from citizens, fellow officers, fire units, and other agencies as needed; conducts traffic stops to enforce City and State Traffic laws by warning, citing, or arresting violators; responds to vehicle accidents to render aide and assistance, provide traffic control, determine cause, and cite violators if applicable. conducts field sobriety evaluations of persons suspected of driving while intoxicated to determine if a violation has occurred; participates in patrol briefings to obtain information in regard to criminal activities, potential hazards, and the activities of other officers; explains violations to traffic offenders
Subdues and overcomes the resistance of combatant suspects in the process of making arrests; diffuses various types of disputes between persons; handcuffs arrested persons in the course of affecting arrests; pursues fleeing suspects on foot in order to catch them and affect arrest; intervenes in physical altercations and arrests offending parties when appropriate.
Detains and questions, based on reasonable cause, suspicious persons to determine if their activity is unlawful; interrogates suspects to determine if they were involved in the crime being investigated, the extent of involvement, the location of the property or evidence, the identity of additional suspects, and to obtain confessions.
Writes various reports including burglary, robbery, battery, and larceny incidents; completes all forms related to police activities performed during shift; documents civil disputes which may result in further police involvement and/or possible liability.
Coordinates and conducts building searches, felony car stops, and various searches with other officers; searches crime scenes to locate, protect, and impound items of physical evidence pertinent to the crime.
Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes, crime scenes, and suspicious circumstances to determine if violations have occurred; identifies and monitors the actions of criminals though the use of field interview cards, arrest reports, automated record systems, informant information, conversations with other officers, and crime analysis; reads various criminal reports to determine the need for further investigation or to determine if arrests can be made;conducts follow up investigations of crimes, crime scenes, and criminal activity through the use of investigative leads, informants, interviews, and stakeouts.
Determines the on-scene emergency medical needs of injured persons and performs the appropriate medical response to life threatening and non-life threatening injuries; determines the appropriate medical response to life threatening and non-life threatening injuries; performs emergency first aide techniques including CPR in the field to stabilize injured persons until additional medical help arrives; assists in search and rescue operations to help locate and provide assistance to lost and injured persons.
Interviews victims and witnesses of crimes to obtain detailed information of what occurred.
Testifies in court and at hearings.
Assists persons involved in domestics disputes by explaining the options and alternatives available to them.
Provides information requested by members of the public.
Transports arrested persons to jail.
Conducts bar checks to keep the peace by observing patrons and insuring that management complies with all applicable laws.
Participates in tactical operations such as hostage situations and barricaded suspects through completion or until arrival of specialized units.
Performs other related duties as necessary.

In addition to the aforementioned, general, job description during the over twenty six years of service with the Henderson Police Department I have obtained over 3800 hours worth of specialized training and have worked in several specialized assignments including:

Field Training Officer: Working individually with new recruit officers in order to train and evaluate them. Maintained daily observation reports documenting behaviors and observations regarding the trainees knowledge and performance. This necessitated a high level of knowledge and understanding of the department's policies as well and all the Nevada revised statutes regarding police operations.

Traffic Officer: Obtained Police motorcycle certification, conducted specialize traffic enforcement and deemed necessary through compilation and analysis of crash data. Conducted in-depth fatal/serious injury traffic collision investigations. Maintained a high level of specialized knowledge of the policies of the Henderson Police Department and the Nevada Revised Statutes in order to be a source of information for regular patrol officers.

Training Officer: Obtained specific training related for various firearms and provided in depth training to patrol and academy officers. Properly documented and completed training rosters and logs in order to maintain Police Officer Standards and Training certification for officers of the Henderson Police Department. Performed other various duties as directed. Maintained inventory and accountability of the various equipment utilized by the Training Bureau, including ammunition and firearms. Created policies and maintained accurate records regarding said property. Conducted various training classes, wherein information was presented to officers of varying experience and tenure.

Festival Foods - United States Marine
Kenosha, WI, 04/1987 - 08/1993

Military Police Officer: Patrol duties related to maintaining order throughout the government's property by having a thorough knowledge, and ability to enforce, the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Maintain a high level of vigilance for breaches of security on the facility's gate/perimeter and flight-line.

PMO Blotter Clerk: Typed and edited hand written military police reports. Compile and disseminate daily crime statistics and reports for Command presentations. Access possible trends and analyze activity for statistical purposes. Maintained accurate records and controlled dissemination of Military Police incident reports.

Training NCO: Catalog and update the training records for over 100 Provost Marshal's Office personnel. Schedule training classes and coordinate unit training. Inventory, transport and distribute various supplies related to the ongoing mission success of the PMO.

NCO Vehicle Registration Section: Inventory, secure and distribute various DOD restricted items. Daily updating of computer systems regarding base driving privileges and traffic violation adjudications.

Criminal Investigator: Conduct extensive investigations related to serious violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Complete detailed reports related to criminal investigations. Provide accurate and articulate testimony in administrative and criminal hearings. Maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Maintain the PMO evidence facility. Complete inventories, properly check-in, return, destroy, or otherwise dispose of items seized during criminal investigations. Maintain accurate records of property dispositions.

Randalls Supermarket - Grocery Stocker
City, STATE, 07/1986 - 02/1987
  • Used dollies and pallet jacks to unload and organize merchandise from delivery trucks.
  • Observed safety protocols when transporting merchandise to different areas of store to alleviate item damage.
  • Kept work areas neat, clean and free from debris.
  • Performed light housekeeping and cleaning by discarding trash and cardboard and sweeping and mopping floors.
  • Hauled various grocery items from stock, using provided equipment and placed on correct store shelves.
  • Unloaded arriving product stock and moved to store display areas.
  • Checked aisles and common areas for spills or stock issue and made quick clean-up.
  • Moved merchandise using forklifts, pallet jacks and hand trucks.

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School Attended
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Humble High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Officer
  • United States Marine
  • Grocery Stocker
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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