Assistant Chief of Police Resume
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Sample Assistant Chief of Police Resume
With Track Record of Strengthening Safety/Security Programs and Success in Providing
Community of Oakland, CA with 20+ Years of Excellent Public Service
Dedicated law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of experience in planning and managing investigations, security, public service, and police force activities. Strong qualifications in budgeting, personnel affairs, training, resource management, public safety, and emergency response. Excellent research and problem-solving skills; maintain strict confidentiality on sensitive information. Confident public speaker with experience in media and civic leadership relations. Reputation for strong work ethic and uncompromising devotion to service.
SPECIFIC SKILL AREAS
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Service Above Self Award, "Outstanding Community Service"-by Oakland Rotary Club (1996)
Two-Time Recipient, County Outstanding Peace Officer Award-by Oakland College (1982 & 1983)
Representative, Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C.-selected by CA Police Chiefs Association (1999
CITY OF OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT-Oakland, CA 1979-Present
Assistant Chief of Police (1985-Present)
Shift Supervisor (1980-1985)
Police Officer (1979-1980)
Distinguished 20-plus-year career ensuring public safety for city of Oakland with culturally diverse population. Progressed rapidly through strict promotion requirements to handle increasingly responsible positions, culminating in supervisory duty for staff of 25 employees. Hold key accountability and co-responsibility for budget management, staff training, lead work on investigations, program/policy development, and public safety programs, along with regulatory documentation and filing requirements. Maintained consistent performance in core law enforcement disciplines. Selected Accomplishments:
TEAM BUILDING & LEADERSHIP
- Use tact and professionalism in responding to citizen complaints against officers and allegations of misconduct, applying corrective strategies on minor infractions and stricter measures on serious offenses.
- Co-developed Employee Evaluation program that enhanced targeting of strengths/weaknesses and resulted in measurable, sustainable performance improvements.
- Earned high level of loyalty from staff and maintained excellent retention rate through fair, consistent evaluations and modeling effective on-the-job performance in both criminal and administrative matters.
PROGRAM & DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT
- Recognized for contributions to organizational development through supervision of following departments:
Patrol Division Investigation Division Communications Division Communications Division School Resource Office Community Policing Division
- Modified key departmental policies to reflect changes in the law following high-profile court cases that involved such issues as high-speed pursuit, search and seizure, and domestic violence.
- Implemented new technologies and applications that resulted in increased efficiency and accuracy for file and records management functions.
- Repeatedly recognized by citizens, community groups, and supervisors for quick-thinking, calm, and correct response to multitude of crisis and emergency situations, both in the field and as shift supervisor.
- Developed strong relationships with members of Fire Department and local/regional emergency medical services that led to improved, expedited emergency responses.
- Built good will between citizens and police department over 20-year period, with emphasis on youth crime prevention and community service initiatives.
- Deliver well-received, comprehensive presentations to City Council of Levelland detailing department's yearto- date statistics and activities from written report.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Associates Degree in Law Enforcement COLLEGE, Oakland, CA (1979)
Selected Professional Development Coursework:
Asset Forfeiture & Racial Profiling • Leadership Principles • Supervising Problem Solving • Cultural Diversity Leadership Survival Skills • Manpower Allocation & Deployment • Chief's Administrative Conference Law Enforcement Liability • Command Staff Leadership Series • Principles of Management
* 576 hours total in professional development. A comprehensive course list will gladly be provided upon request.
Certifications & Licenses:
• Master Peace Officer, 2000 • Advanced Peace Officer, 1988
• Intermediate Peace Officer, 1988 • Instructor Proficiency, 1984
• Peace Officer License, 1981 • Basic Peace Officer, 1980
AFFILIATIONS & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Member-City of Oakland Police Association (1988-Present)
Advisory Board Member-County Family Center (1992-1996) Advisory Board Member-County Children's Welfare Board (1995-2001)
President-Girls Softball (1993-Present) President-Youth Soccer League (1993-1995) President-Girls Little Dribblers Association (1996-1997)
Married, 23 years, to Sandra Collier, Nursing Supervisor at Oakland Clinic Three children: Amy (22), Josh (19), and Alyssa (16)