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Police officer resume sample

If you’re patrolling the job market for a dependable career, law enforcement is a solid choice. A comprehensive resume can help you be considered for top police officer jobs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says. For resume writing tips, view this sample resume for a police officer that Isaacs created below, or download the police officer resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's partner TopResume.

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Police officer resume template

Gloria Flores
Sometown, OK 55555 |(555) 555-5555 |

Experienced Police Officer

CLEET-Certified Peace Officer and member of the Sometown, OK municipal police force

  • Community-oriented public servant deeply committed to protecting lives, citizens and property through rapid emergency response, diligent crime-prevention efforts and high-visibility public safety initiatives.
  • Known for building mutual trust and cross-cultural ties with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.

Police Skills

  • Police Patrol Operations
  • Community Relations
  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention
  • Traffic Stops and Accident Investigations
  • Search and Seizure Regulations
  • Suspect Booking and Interrogations
  • Emergency Response
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Weapons Handling
  • Incident Report Writing

Law Enforcement Experience

ABC POLICE DEPARTMENT (Sometown, OK) | Police Officer, 2014 to Present

Perform police patrols of 35-sq.-mile township comprised of urban, suburban and farming areas. Enforce state and city laws and ordinances; investigate crimes; apprehend criminal offenders; maintain public peace and safety; lead public service programs; and prepare and file written reports.

  • Displayed sound judgement under pressure in life-threatening situations and other emergency scenarios.
  • Named “Rookie of the Year” in 2014 for highest number of traffic citations and drug/DUI arrests by a first-year officer. Honored with multiple commendations for heroic acts and police duty excellence for preserving public safety, fighting crime and preventing loss of life.
  • Responded to police station- and 911-dispatched calls involving traffic incidents, emergencies and criminal activity, including homicide, domestic violence, assault/battery, theft, burglary, drug trafficking and vandalism.
  • Worked with patrol partner and other first responders to assess scenes, ensure victim/public safety, apprehend suspected criminal offenders, secure crime scenes and conduct preliminary investigations.
  • Leveraged fluency in Spanish and understanding of Latin American culture to strengthen police-community relations with area’s Hispanic population.
  • Assisted Police Chief in developing and presenting proposal to City Council that procured $55K for the purchase of state-of-the-art body-cameras for Sometown police officers.


Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET)  t  Certified Peace Officer

CLEET Police Academy Highlights: Law Enforcement, High-Speed Pursuit, Firearms Training, Sexual Assault, Traffic Accident and Criminal Investigations, Sobriety Test Administration, First Aid and CPR Certification
DEF HIGH SCHOOL (Sometown, OK)  t  High School Diploma


Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) – Sometown, OK Chapter
International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
Oklahoma Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE)

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