Police Sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

I am a very enthusiastic Police Supervisor with 23 years of knowledge and experience. I have expert skills in report writing, management and organization. I am known for having patience, professionalism and self-assurance in all situations and when interacting with all types of personalities.

  • Workload balancing
  • Laws and ordinances
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Criminal law
  • Cultural awareness
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Computer-Aided Dispatch
  • Criminal investigation
  • Case Management
Texas State University San Marcos, TX Expected in 05/2015 Bachelor of Arts : Criminal Justice - GPA :
  • Received my Certification in Public Management
West Point Leadership Academy Austin Police Department , Expected in Graduated : Organizational Leadership - GPA :
Work History
Los Rios Community College District - Police Sergeant
Sacramento, CA, 04/2020 - Current
  • Educated staff members on proper policies and procedures to boost public trust in officers and efficiency.
  • Full Access to NCIC/TCIC
  • Fema ICS training on managing major incidents
  • Continued training in Management/Supervision
  • Conducted performance Evaluations
  • Led shift briefings to inform officers of important considerations such as properties to check and individuals of concern in local areas.
  • Planned, scheduled and supervised work of 9-12 subordinates.
  • Evaluated case documentation submitted by team members to check accuracy and compliance with department policies aimed at protecting criminal cases.
  • Mitigated risks by accurately analyzing and evaluating criminal prosecutory information, including complaints, citations and search warrants while processing crime scenes for district attorney and magistrate office case preparation.
  • Accompanied Corporals and Officers during shifts to evaluate performance and resolve any incorrect behaviors.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding Criminal and Civil incidents to determine course of action.
  • Supervised crowds at busy events, including protests and Rallies to prevent injuries.
  • Engaged with local individuals and community leaders at town hall and neighborhood events to discuss ways to reduce crime.
  • Dispensed tickets to offenders for such crimes such as speeding and cell phone Use while driving.
  • Answered calls from citizens and business owners for help in dealing with homelessness, city ordinance violations, violent crimes and other complaints.
  • Management of evidence submitted to the department by ensuring disposals are completed, court orders are written for disposal, and maintaining continuity of evidence submitted to the department.
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Police Detective
Billings, MT, 02/2014 - 04/2020
  • Training in Legislative Updates and Michael Morton Act
  • Interview and interrogation of suspects and witnesses
  • Participated in numerous court hearings within the past 6 years to provide written reports, evidence and verbal testimonies.
  • Conducted thorough investigations into Cold Case/Missing Person and Child Abuse activities to help develop strong criminal cases.
  • Efficiently responded to major crimes within 15-20 minutes to preserve scenes and avoid evidence contamination.
  • Preserved all evidence for court hearings and checked integrity of individual pieces.
  • Conducted multi-scope research into suspects to determine criminal activities and suspect operating environments.
  • Gathered, assembled and preserved facts, statements and evidence to use in criminal and civil legal actions.
  • Initiated and concluded 100-150 investigation of Child and Elder Abuse ; arrested several suspects, while maintaining community safety and well-being.
  • Appeared in court and testified under oath in 3 and Child Abuse cases.
  • Marked off crime scenes and controlled access to protect evidence from tampering or loss.
  • Collected crime scene evidence, examined bodies and investigated secondary locations to build detailed cases based on sound evidence handling practices.
  • Thoroughly investigated various criminal acts, including Human Trafficking and Homicide Cold Case.
  • Oversaw criminal cases, coordinated investigations and prepared evidence and investigators for court cases.
  • Obtained and verified evidence by interviewing, observing and conducting surveillance of suspects and records.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses and complainants.
  • Consulted and cooperated with legal staff and Travis County District Attorneys Office to verify timely and efficient investigation completion.
  • Managed several tips and applied information to solve complex cases.
  • Identified witnesses and collected statements to gather information and pursue remedies for violations of legal standards.
  • Trained team members and Cadets on agency processes, court procedures and investigation strategies.
  • Followed constitutional standards to properly obtain and execute warrants for arrests and searches.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Generated leads through techniques such as researching Social Media Sites.
  • Collected witness statements and identified persons of interests.
  • Worked undercover operations as buyer to uncover criminal activities and gather evidence for cases.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for internal files and legal purposes.
  • Obtained and served search warrants related to ongoing cases.
  • Guided, mentored and supervised subordinates to improve job performance and case clearing rates.
  • Identified and resolved staff and organizational issues.
  • Reviewed detective case reports for accuracy, integrity and completeness.
  • Assigned schedules and coordinated leave time to maintain optimal coverage.
  • Conducted personal, property and event surveillance.
  • Prepared sketches and diagrams detailing primary and secondary crime scenes.
  • Followed chain of custody mandates to send individual items off for laboratory analysis and DNA testing.
  • Prepared reports to detail investigation findings using Versadex and TechShare.
  • Kept meticulous and detailed records of each case to avoid causing any problems with prosecution.
  • Sent specimens to labs and ran fingerprints through databases to identify individuals of interest.
City Of Lafayette Co - Police Officer Corporal
Lafayette, CO, 11/2013 - 02/2014
  • Educated staff members on proper field procedures to boost public trust in officers and efficiency 100%.
  • Led Unit as an acting Supervisor
  • Managed team of 9 employees across Central East division, including establishing and enforcing performance policies.
  • Led shift briefings to inform officers of important considerations such as properties to check and individuals of note in local areas.
  • Evaluated case documentation submitted by team members to check accuracy and compliance with department policies aimed at protecting criminal cases.
  • Monitored and managed tactical communications to control information and focus resources.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding complaints on officers and criminal incidents to determine course of action.
  • Delivered staff training on combat readiness strategies while working to enhance morale and support overall welfare.
  • Managed employee scheduling and evaluations and handled general budget development.
  • Audited inventory of safety equipment and weapons for mission security compliance.
  • Served active warrants and subpoenas and patrolled designated districts.
  • Boosted staff productivity and performance by coordinating and standardizing disciplinary and motivational approaches.
  • Organized and carried out regular inspections and oversaw surveillance recordings to safeguard data.
  • Frequently patrolled routes and talked with business owners and residents.
  • Provided armed internal security to diplomatic and consular installments worldwide to safeguard public, classified information and equipment vital to national security.
  • Developed, implemented and controlled emergency response training, drills and overall plans.
  • Maintained payroll sheets and ensured staffing was sufficient to maintain safety for officers and efficient response times to calls for service
City Of Austin Police Department - Police Officer
City, STATE, 11/1997 - 11/2013

Patrol Officer

  • Reported deficient streetlights, signs and road surfaces to keep residents safe.
  • Translated command mandates into actionable policies for frontline officers and detectives.
  • Built excellent rapport and working relationship with Investigators and the community, to build trust and improve upon communication.
  • Responded quickly to suspected bomb threats and evacuated buildings to search for explosive devices.
  • Worked undercover with the narcotics investigations team to surveil and capture numerous offenders for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics and prescription drugs.
  • Conducted witness interviews and gathered details regarding major accidents and crime scene incidents to determine course of action.
  • Apprehended suspects, read Miranda Rights and transported offenders to jail.
  • Maintained tight controls during static and mobile surveillance operations to protect validity and usefulness of evidence collected.
  • Thoroughly analyzed criminal information and processed crime scenes.
  • Checked all vehicle equipment for proper functioning prior to use.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
  • Conducted preliminary investigations at scenes of major crimes.

Motorcycle Officer

  • Patrolled the City of Austin while conducting traffic stops and writing Citations.
  • Policed assigned areas to check homes, businesses and public roads for signs of disturbance.
  • Gathered evidence and testified in court
  • Led several presidential escorts and was effective in ensuring they made it to their destinations safely
  • Extensive training in maintaining confidentiality
  • Promoted safe driving conditions by quickly identifying and removing disabled vehicles and obstructions from roadways.
  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation and radar speed detection.

District Representative (community liaison)

  • Educated staff members on proper field procedures to boost public trust in officers and efficiency 100%.
  • Responded immediately to reports of automobile accidents and criminal activity, calling for additional support as necessary.
  • Assisted in special investigations and crime prevention programs.
  • Answered calls from citizens and business owners for help in crime prevention and criminal situations, emergencies.
  • Engaged with local individuals and community leaders at community meetings and city hosted events to discuss ways to reduce crime.
  • Built and implemented organizational approaches to handle citizen complaints, officers approaches to calls and better data collecting.

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School Attended

  • Texas State University
  • West Point Leadership Academy

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  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Detective
  • Police Officer Corporal
  • Police Officer


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduated

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