Police Sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Seasoned Police Sargent with 26 years of experience in law enforcement. Adept at performing personnel management and operation management. Sound knowledge of security standards, policies, and procedures. Excellent active listening and time management abilities with a strong background in community relations, permits & licensing, code enforcement and customer service.

  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets
  • Customer Service (Telephone and In-Person)
  • Preparing Reports
  • Filing and Database Management
  • Writing/Editing/Researching
  • Telephone Complaint Resolution Skills
  • Community Policing & Effective Relationship Building
  • Regulatory & Compliance Understanding
  • Regulatory Filing Management
  • Security Regulations Compliance
  • Defensive Driving Training
  • Firearms Training
  • Exceptional Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills
  • Thrives Under Pressure
  • Adaptable, Focused & Team Player
  • Crime Prevention Training
  • Arrest Techniques
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Humor, Creativity & Natural Curiosity
  • Sternal and lateral recumbency restraint
Work History
Police Sergeant, 01/2012 - 03/2019
University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE,
  • Evaluated case documentation submitted by team members to check accuracy and compliance with department policies.
  • Decreased criminal complaints, affidavits and search warrant errors by 40% by implemented streamlined tactics and programs.
  • Educated staff members on proper field procedures to boost efficiency and public trust in officers.
  • Led shift briefings to inform officers of important considerations such as properties to check and individuals of note in local areas.
  • Built excellent rapport and working relationship with business community and city agencies, to build trust and improve upon communication.
  • Verified and authenticated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings while testifying under oath in administrative hearings and criminal court cases.
  • Planned and coordinated with community to promote crime prevention by establishing neighborhood watch programs.
  • Supervised team of 30 employees across the patrol and support division, including establishing and enforcing performance policies.
  • Liaised with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to streamline investigation completion.
  • Planned, scheduled and supervised work of 10 subordinates.
  • Maintained records and prepared reports associated with criminal investigations.
  • Policed assigned areas to check homes, businesses and public roads for signs of disturbance.
  • Answered calls from citizens and business owners for help in criminal and civil situations and emergencies.
  • Engaged with local individuals and community leaders at neighborhood and business events to discuss ways to reduce crime.
  • Accompanied lower ranking officers during shifts to evaluate performance and resolve any incorrect behaviors.
  • Gathered preliminary investigation information as a first responder to crime scenes.
  • Responded quickly to dispatch and took appropriate action at crime and disaster scenes.
  • Monitored and investigated suspicions persons and situations and unusual activities.
  • Evaluated case documentation submitted by team members to check accuracy and compliance with department policies aimed at protecting criminal cases.
  • Reviewed case histories and complaints against law enforcement professionals for signs of unprofessional or criminal conduct.
  • Evaluated complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
  • Checked accuracy and integrity of collected information to identify optimal course of investigation.
Police Corporal, 01/2001 - 01/2012
Mississippi State University (Ms) Starkville, MS,
  • Directed traffic during emergency and congested situations.
  • Analyzed traffic accidents and general traffic surveys.
  • Instructed suspects on field sobriety tests and used portable equipment to perform tests.
  • Prepared cases for trial and appeared and testified in court as a witness.
  • Wrote reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas.
  • Patrolled designated districts in patrol cars, on bicycles and on foot.
  • Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm.
  • Checked with local pawnshops to locate stolen property.
  • Responded to and investigated security and burglar alarms.
  • Searched vehicles, buildings, homes and property for evidence and stolen property.
  • Conducted high-speed vehicle chases in serious and emergency situations.
  • Directed and controlled crowds at parades, funeral processions and sporting events.
  • Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports.
  • Inspected squad vehicle and weapons daily and arranged for routine and special maintenance.
  • Organized and recorded facts to prepare incident reports.
Police Officer, 04/1993 - 01/2001
City Of Palm Bay Public Works, FL,
  • Responded immediately to reports of automobile accidents and criminal activity, calling for additional support as necessary.
  • Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect roadway crimes and transportation violations.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
  • Spearheaded investigations into all forms of criminal activity.
  • Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Determined appropriate course of criminal prosecution by analyzing and evaluating information.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses
  • Notified additional emergency personnel of incidents and accidents requiring medical assistance and aid.
  • Conducted preliminary investigations at scenes of major crimes.
  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation.
  • Obtained information from arrested subjects to conduct debriefings.
  • Assisted in special investigations and crime prevention programs.
  • Executed operational protocols for criminal and non-criminal violations, resulting in arrest.
  • Handled citation and traffic violation paperwork.
  • Dispensed tickets to offenders for criminal and civil violations.
  • Sorted, organized and eliminated tips on daily basis to keep open investigations moving forward.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding criminal and civil incidents to determine course of action.
  • Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
  • Booked suspects and processed mug shots and fingerprints.
  • Issued traffic citations and electronic tickets for violations of traffic laws.
Associate of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2017
Bossier Parish Community College - Bossier City, LA
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Concentration in Medicolegal Death Investigation
  • Law Enforcement and Justice Administration coursework

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  • Bossier Parish Community College

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  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Corporal
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  • Associate of Science

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