police sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Effectively oversee, discipline and motivate officers to better protect and serve area residents. Monitor field operations to optimize behaviors and minimize protocol violations. Skilled at relating to team members, administrators and general public with good interpersonal communication skills. Qualified Police Sergeant with over 27 years of experience in law enforcement roles. Excellent leadership, decision-making and records management abilities with expertise in courtroom testimony and case oversight. Familiar with San Antonio area and local peoples.

  • MS Office
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Work ethic
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexible
  • Organizational skills
  • Supervision
  • Coordination
  • Decision-making
  • People skills
11/2011 to Current Police Sergeant Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Worcester, MA,
  • Directed team of numerous police employees on Patrol Units, Problem Oriented Policing Unit, Narcotics Unit, HIDTA Unit, and Gang Unit, setting and enforcing policies for optimal performance.
  • Reviewed paperwork and case files submitted by subordinate officers to verify accuracy and conformance to strict policies.
  • Evaluated evidence for validity and admissibility and provided testimony during administrative and criminal court hearings.
  • Informed shift officers of special areas of emphasis, including properties to watch and noted criminals understood to be in patrol areas.
  • Trained and mentored staff on correct procedures to maximize efficiency and protect public trust.
  • Collaborated with divisional commanders to maintain consistency in all operations.
  • Reviewed and assessed criminal prosecution information, including search warrants, citations and complaints.
10/2008 to 11/2011 Police Detective City Of Tucson | Tucson, AZ,
  • Served warrants for individuals and property searches.
  • Documented facts and statements gathered from complainants, witnesses and accused persons.
  • Photographed narcotic purchase transactions to compile evidence and protect undercover investigators.
  • Testified in court cases to back up case evidence and detail timelines.
  • Bagged evidence carefully and verified submission to proper department.
  • Executed and obtained search warrants and subpoenas to obtain evidence for resolution of criminal matters.
  • Managed surveillance of individuals, specific properties and events.
  • Obtained and executed search and arrest warrants in full compliance with legal protections.
  • Performed undercover work in person or through remote communications such as telephone calls.
  • Prepared detailed reports and affidavits for courts by obtaining information through physical surveillance and thorough investigations.
  • Interviewed suspects, informants, and witnesses to gain clearer picture of criminal acts and collect statements.
  • Testified under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
  • Managed investigations and prepared criminal cases for court.
07/1994 to 10/2008 Police Officer City Of Wauwatosa | Wauwatosa, WI,
  • Patrolled designated districts in patrol cars, on bicycles and on foot.
  • Rode along with Probationary Officer's to assess daily performance and implement corrective actions.
  • Responded to civil unrest, search and rescue operations.
  • Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports.
  • Sustained safety protocol and monitored proper, cost-effective and safe handling usage of equipment, weapons and materials.
  • Interviewed subjects, targets and witnesses for information verification and corroboration.
  • Conducted high-speed vehicle pursuits to apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Analyzed traffic accidents and general traffic surveys.
  • Apprehended suspects, prepared case reports, and testified in numerous courtroom hearings.
  • Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Conducted debriefings for arrested subjects to obtain information pertinent to investigations.
  • Investigated criminal and traffic offenses.
10/1992 to 12/1993 Jailer City Of Broken Arrow, Ok | Broken Arrow, OK,
  • Patrolled and visually inspected units, yards, buildings and prisoner property and clothing to ensure welfare, security and safety.
  • Operated communication systems, including telephones, switchboards, intercoms and two-way radios to effectively communicate with other personnel.
  • Led grid searches to locate and confiscate potential harmful items and contraband.
  • Monitored behavior of up to 100 inmates to prevent escape attempts, crime and other dangerous activities.
  • Searched prisoner cells and belongings for contraband and weapons.
  • Observed conduct of inmates and protected from dangers.
  • Supervised inmates during day-to-day activities.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Maintained appropriate control, security and well-being over those detained.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/1996 Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX GPA:

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School Attended

  • San Antonio College
  • Wayland Baptist University

Job Titles Held:

  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Jailer


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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