swat team leader operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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A dependable and highly motivated veteran police sergeant with extensive training and experience in SWAT operations. Front line supervisor directly responsible for the leadership of a large patrol division and maintaining successful and safe operations in a high crime area. Completed extensive training in firearms, emergency vehicle operation, crowd control, and large event and dignitary security coordination.

SWAT team leader responsible for oversight of team members as well as resolution of many high threat situations including but not limited to High Risk Warrant Service, Barricaded Subject, Hostage Rescue, Active Shooter, Officer Down Rescue, High Risk Vehicle Take Downs, Dignitary Protection and Crowd Control.As a SWAT team officer has received dignitary protection training from the US Secret Service and assisted in the protection of presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

A highly decorated officer that has received a Letter of Commendation from the Wisconsin State Governor, a State of Wisconsin Honorable Mention and invitation to Washington D.C. from the National Association of Police Organizations. Was also awarded the departments' valor award on two occasions, and several letters of Supervisory Commendation and Instructor Awards.

  • Conflict resolution tactics
  • Hostage rescue training
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • Defensive driving training
  • Drug laws enforcement
  • Crime prevention training
  • Surveillance expert
  • Advanced lethal weapons training
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Undercover operations
  • Firearms and weapons expert
  • Armored vehicle operations
UW Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI Expected in 1994 Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :
  • Hostage Rescue Training – Milwaukee Police Department SWAT; 2014
  • Two Man Team Firearms Tactics –Midwest Tactical Officers Assoc; 2014
  • Combat Medical Care and Tourniquet Training – West Allis Fire Dept, 2014
  • Hostage Rescue and Barricaded Subject Training- Midwest Tactical Officers Assoc; 2013
  • Two Man Team Tactics – TFTT Direct Action Group; 2013
  • Career Path to Leadership for LE: Suburban LE Academy; February 2010
  • Street Survival Seminar: Calibre Press; March 2010
  • EVOC/Tactical Firearms Update: MATC; September 2008
  • S.P.E.A.R. Tactical Ground Combatives Instructor Development: Blauer Systems; February 2007
  • Verbal Judo: MPD Training Academy; February 2006
  • Arson Investigation: West Allis Police Dept; May 2003
  • Death Investigation: West Allis Police Dept; December 2003
  • Unified Tactical Instructor Update: MPD Academy; August 2002
  • Combat Life Saver Trauma Training Course, US Naval Reserve; February 2002
  • CPR/AED Instructor: West Allis Police Dept.; 2002 (Certification Current)
  • Instructor Development Training: MATC; May 2001
  • Basic Crime Scene Processing: West Allis Police Dept; April 2001
  • Armored Vehicle BearCat Operation, 2000
  • WI Narcotics Officers’ Association Training Conference; August 1997
  • Reality Impact Training: Firearms Confrontational Course; May 1997
West Allis Police Department SWAT Team - SWAT Team Leader/ Operator
City, STATE, 2000 - 02/2015

Extensive training in Hostage Rescue, Barricade Subject, Vehicle Takedowns, High Risk Warrant Service, Officer Down Rescue, Less Lethal, Gas, Armored Vehicle Operation, Dignitary Protection and Crowd Control.

Served as SWAT Team Leader from 2012 to 2015, supervising all team personnel and coordinating operations as well as inter-agency efforts.

Attended basic and advanced SWAT training, TEAM 1 Tactical Commanders Course, and National Tactical Officers Association SWAT Team Leader Development Training.

West Allis Police Department - Sergeant of Police
City, STATE, 1995 - Current

Supervise, coordinate, and directly participate in law enforcement operations ranging from routine police response calls to high risk warrant operations.

Participated, planned, and coordinated over 100 high risk warrants and vehicle takedown operations including intelligence collection, scouting and surveillance operations, personnel coordination, mission execution, and site exploitation.

Trained and certified as firearms instructor, noise flash diversionary devices instructor (Safari Land Training Group), defense and arrest tactics instructor (State of Wisconsin), and advanced ground defense instructor (Red Man Training Division).

Responsible for training a 135 officer department in defense and arrest tactics, tactical ground combative and physical training.

Prior to appointment to Sergeant of Police served as dispatch, patrol officer and undercover narcotics officer.

Responsible for the training and qualification of a 135 officer department in the M4, Glock Pistol and Shotgun. This includes SWAT team submachine gun operation, routine firearm maintenance and inspection, and serving as a certified Glock armorer.

  • Employee of the Year -2014 - West Allis Police Dept 2015
  • Meritorious Award - WI Professional Police Association 2015
  • Letter of Commendation - Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker 2014
  • Award of Valor - WI Professional Police Association 2013
  • Award of Valor - West Allis Police Dept 2013
  • Award of Valor: WI Professional Police Association 2010
  • Award of Valor: West Allis Police Dept. 2010
  • Letter of Commendation: West Allis Police Dept Employee of the Year Nominee 2010
  • Instructor Award: West Allis Police Dept Five Years of Service 2005
  • Supervisory Commendation: West Allis Police Dept 2004
  • Letter of Commendation: West Allis Police Dept 2004
  • Supervisory Commendation: West Allis Police Dept, Defense and Arrest Training 2003
  • Letter of Commendation: West Allis Police Dept 2003
  • Recognition Award: West Allis Police Dept 2001
  • Class D Commendation Award: West Allis Police Dept 1997
  • Certificate of Meritorious Arrest: West Allis Police Dept 1996

National Tactics Officers Association

WI Association of SWAT Personnel

Wisconsin Professional Police Association

West Allis Professional Police Association

Additional Certification and Training
  • Vehicle Assaults, (automobiles and buses) – Midwest Tactical Officers Assoc; 2014
  • Dignitary Protection- US Secret Service, WI; 2011 and 2012
  • Active Shooter – ALERT- Advanced LE Rapid Response training; 2013 - 2015
  • TASER - Electro Muscular Disruption Instructor; 2005-2010
  • Critical Incident Response: West Allis Police Dept; 2007
  • Crowd Control Tactics: Lt. Marcou, LaCrosse Police Dept; 2002
  • Responding to Terrorist Incidents: West Allis Police Dept; 2002

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