police sergeant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Currently a dedicated and proactive law enforcement professional with specialized training in public safety and emergency management. Offering fifteen years of experience in both a law enforcement and professional settings. Advanced skills in communication, decision-making, and people skills. In-depth knowledge of state and city law, regulatory guidelines, and crime prevention. Looking to further my career in the management field by providing forward-thinking project management skills. I'm confident in leading team members, managing schedules and coordinating resources. Keeps projects on-track with decisive supervision and quick problem-solving. Persuasive in communicating and negotiating with internal team members, vendors and other stakeholders. Quick to learn and loves to be challenged and will go above and beyond to get the work done. With a leadership philosophy based on servant leadership I believe you are only as strong as your team. Looking to bring a hardworking, inspiring, goal oriented style into the next chapter of my career.

  • Good Work Ethic
  • Team Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Training & Development
  • People Skills
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Organizational Skills
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Relationship Building
  • Customer Service
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Microsoft Office
  • Problem Resolution
  • Social Media Proficiency
  • Media Contacts Management
  • Reputation Management
  • Press Release Writing
  • Promotions and Advertising
  • Media Response Requests
  • Employee Newsletters
  • Problem-Solving
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Incident Response
  • Schedule Coordination
  • Media Communications
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Community Relationship Building
  • Needs Assessment
  • Time Management
  • Materials Development
  • Communications Strategies
  • Digital Communications
  • Security Communications
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication Strategy Development
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Public Image Advisement
  • Report Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • Social Media Account Administration
  • Presentation Materials
  • Brand Messaging
  • Media Outlets Research
  • Email Blasts
  • Crisis Communications
  • Canva
Police Sergeant, 09/2019 - Current
University Of Wisconsin System Milwaukee, WI,
  • Planned and completed group projects, working smoothly with others.
  • Projects include staffing and recruiting, creation of videos. Strategic communication with the media, public and department members.
  • Research and creation of general operation procedures and policy.
  • This includes creating videos and media releases sent to media partners throughout the city and state.
  • Direct communication with the Chief of Police and his Executive Leadership Team in order to plan and disseminate information to the department and the public.
  • Trusted with sensitive information.
  • Tasked with supervising two separate teams to include the Public Information Office and the Recruiting Unit.
  • Multi-tasking of both units with different goals has allowed me to become a successful project manager.
  • Before this position, I was in charge of a patrol squad of eight officers. At times I was in charge of making decisions for a large portion of the City of Tucson as I was the only supervisor on.
  • Having experienced both of these positions in my fifteen years has allowed me to grow into a leadership role.
  • The ability to make decisions in both the tactical aspects of work and understand the decision-making it takes on the professional side as well.
  • I have also been tasked with working and creating the Public Information Team as part of the department's regional approach to officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
  • Working and building relationships with other agencies.
  • I'm also tasked with updating our public information manual to reflect policy change and proper use of the section.
  • Managed administrative needs of group, including recordkeeping and report writing, with team of 5.
  • Trained and mentored staff on correct procedures to maximize efficiency and protect public trust.
  • Reviewed paperwork and case files submitted by subordinate officers to verify accuracy and conformance to strict policies.
  • Led operational planning teams to address field and base concerns with minimal delays.
  • Responded quickly to calls, questions and complaints from citizens to help in various situations.
Police Officer, 07/2007 - 09/2019
University Of Kansas Lawrence, KS,
  • Responded promptly to activated alarms for fires and burglaries.
  • Communicated with victims, suspects and witnesses to gather and provide information regarding criminal events.
  • Issued traffic tickets and wrote incident reports according to commissioner specifications.
  • Drove with precision and speed to follow and reach suspects in traffic chases.
  • Performed CPR and other rescue techniques on individuals in medical emergencies.
  • Diffused active disturbances with de-escalation techniques, compassion and combat skills.
  • Executed law enforcement patrol functions in assigned locations for extended periods of time.
  • Observed and recorded details of criminal events according to departmental protocol.
  • Operated mobile data terminals from patrol vehicles to obtain criminal records on-scene.
  • Directed traffic at high-volume special events for public safety and order.
  • Served criminal warrants and subpoenas to suspects in public and private locations.
  • Patrolled assigned areas both on foot and in motor vehicles, maintaining awareness and providing valuable community surveillance.
  • Interviewed witnesses and victims to determine critical details relevant to each case.
  • Subdued resisting subjects with defensive tactics and approved nonlethal weapons.
  • Gathered evidence, interviewed victims and interrogated suspects to conduct thorough criminal investigations.
  • Documented observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.
  • Protected citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws and apprehending suspects.
Loss Prevention Officer, 07/2005 - 07/2007
Security Personnel Inc. West Allis, WI,
  • Circulated among visitors, patrons and employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Monitored and supervised customer's activities in store to detect signs of attempted theft.
  • Furnished insights and collaborated with leadership to develop loss prevention policies and initiatives.
  • Liaised with mall security teams to alert force to suspicious shoppers or locate perpetrators which succeeded in leaving store with stolen merchandise.
  • Prepared security reports to document and log theft, accidents and safety violations.
  • Monitored employees entering and leaving property, inspecting parcels or packages.
  • Documented evidence of attempted theft and recovered merchandise for use in loss prevention report generation.
  • Responded to emergencies to mitigate safety hazards, fires and threats to life or property.
  • Completed security forms to document losses of property or personal injury.
  • Served as team lead for safety and loss prevention operations, teaching fellow employees various methods to prevent theft.
  • Watched for customer and employee theft, identifying shoplifters and signs of dishonesty.
  • Used computers and software to generate concise reporting.
  • Maintained familiarity with disaster and emergency policies to respond immediately to alarms or calls for help.
Backroom Associate, 12/2002 - 07/2005
Sears Clarksburg, WV,
  • Tracked inventory and conducted cycle counts to maintain accurate records.
  • Participated in store recovery to keep merchandise displays neat and organized.
  • Demonstrated great teamwork skills with staff members involved in production and transport.
  • Set up advertising signs on shelves and counters to attract customers and promote sales.
  • Stored items in orderly and accessible manner in warehouse tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.
  • Stored and organized items in tool or supply rooms, allowing for easy retrieval.
  • Assisted coworkers with special projects to learn new tasks while gaining additional responsibilities.
  • Received and counted stock items, recording data manually or on computer for inventory purposes.
  • Packaged items with appropriate materials to prevent damage during shipping.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and organized for optimal productivity and worker safety.
  • Monitored work areas for cleanliness and functionality and removed obstacles for safety.
  • Packed products into designated boxes, taking care to protect items from damage or shifting during transport.
  • Packed and unpacked items, checking breakables before stocking on shelves.
  • Examined packages and goods for damage and notified vendors of replacement needs.
  • Operated forklift and pallet jack to transport heavy loads.
  • Utilized equipment to organize and maintain receiving area.
  • Kept stockroom clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Recommended disposal of obsolete stocks to write off unsellable items from inventory.
  • Stocked shelves, racks and bins with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Utilized technology to capture reporting and documentation.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Public Safety And Emergency Management, Expected in 05/2021
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2003
Tucson High School - Tucson, AZ,
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  • Certificate of Achievement - Media and Public Relations, Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2021
  • Crisis Intervention Training - 2010
  • Foundations of Public Sector Management, The University of Arizona, Eller Executive Education- 2022
  • Certificate of Achievement - Introduction to Hazard Mitigation Training, FEMA - 2020
  • Certificate of Achievement - Introduction to Incident Command System, FEMA - 2021
  • Certified Driving Instructor, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board- 2014
  • Certified High Risk Stop Instructor, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board- 2014
  • Certified General Instructor, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board- 2013

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Tucson High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Officer
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Backroom Associate


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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