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Skillful Detective resume

John Hawks
Professional Summary
Highly motivated Detective skilled with communicating with the general public and criminals, and a strong decision-maker in low-stress and high-stress situations.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional communicator
  • Report writing
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Ethical and honest
  • Calm in crisis situations
  • Exemplifies integrity
  • Strong decision maker
  • Risk and needs assessments
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Criminal law knowledge
  • Civil law knowledge
  • Search and seizure procedures
Work History
Surry County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detective | Dobson, NC | July 2015 - Current

Surry County Sheriff's Office Senior Officer | Dobson, NC | April 2012 - June 2015
Surry County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy | Dobson, NC | September 2006 - April 2012

Surry County Sheriff's Office Part Time Baliff / Patrol Officer | Dobson, NC | June 2006 - September 2006
Surry County Sheriff's Office Part Time Detention Officer | Dobson, NC | April 2006 - June 2006
Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice Surry Community College Dobson, NC | Current
  • General Instructor
  • First Line Supervision
  • Basic S.W.A.T.
  • Distraction Device 
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Job-winning Detective resume

Lauryn Dixon
Professional Summary
Dedicated Police Officer/Detective skilled at dealing with the general public and handling high-stress situations and emotionally disturbed persons, including domestic violence and child abuse victims.
  • Calm in emergency situations
  • Criminal law knowledge
  • Exemplifies integrity
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Court testimony
  • Organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Time management
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Team building
  • Interviewing
  • Computer proficient
  • Excellent communication skills
  • PowerPoint knowledge
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Quick learner
Work History
Warehouse Worker, 01/2012 to 10/2013
New Breed Logistics Inc Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Gathered, logged and monitored all shipping data.
  • Packaged products for shipping

Patrol Officer, 10/2013 to 04/2015
City of West Memphis West Memphis, Arkansas, United States
  • Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect crimes.
  • Enforced all traffic laws and ordinances and checked speed with radar.
  • Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Conducted preliminary investigations at the scenes of major crimes.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
  • Assisted in special investigations and crime prevention programs.
  • Checked all vehicle equipment for proper functioning prior to use.
  • Responded immediately to calls involving automobile accidents and criminal activity.
Detective, 04/2015 to Current
City of West Memphis West Memphis, Arkansas, United States
  • Presented evidence at criminal trials.
  • Analyzed criminal complaints and identified crime patterns.
  • Pursued leads, complaints and referrals to determine occurrence of criminal activities.
  • Directed criminal investigations of crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, theft and homicide.
High School Diploma: 2010
Marion High school - Marion AR
Not completed : Arkansas State University Mid south - West Memphis AR
Led numerous investigations which led to many child abuse/neglect arrests.
  • Missing children on the autism spectrum
  • Crime scene investigations for sexual assaults
  • Stalking
  • Warrantless search and seizure
  • Sexual assault investigations
  • Arkansas Child First
  • Body Language and Detecting deception
  • Major Crime scene investigations

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Experienced Detective resume

Kevin Burd
Professional Summary
Law Enforcement Officer with 21 years of experience in Major Crimes Investigations, SWAT, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, School Safety and Active Threat / Crisis Response training. Current focal point is to provide schools, educators, civilians, businesses, houses of worship and first responders training to help prevent, prepare, respond and recover from acts of active violence through nationally recognized programs and in collaboration with subject matter experts who have either personally responded to or been directly involved in some of this nation's most tragic mass casualty incidents or school shootings.
Core Strengths
  • Law Enforcement/SWAT Tactics
  • Incident Command
  • Emergency Management
  • Crisis Response Plans
  • Clear Public Speaking Skills
  • Curriculum and Training Development
  • Interactive Teaching/Learning
  • "Carpe Audience" Presentation Design
Adjunct Instructor, 10/2017 to Current LSU/NCBRT Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education Baton Rouge, LA

NCBRT is a DHS training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under DHS's Homeland Security National Training Program.

Adjunct Instructor, 07/2017 to Current C3 Pathways, Inc. Oviedo, FL C3 Pathways is a unique emergency response training, exercise, and consulting organization with deep roots in public safety and technology. C3 Pathways blend real-world live action and the imagineering of computer simulation to all levels of training for today law enforcement, fire and EMS first responders - integrated with 911, communications, hospitals, emergency management, and all public safety professionals. 
Founder / Owner, 04/2016 to Current Priority of Life Training and Consulting, LLC Hampton, NJ Priority of Life Training and Consulting is committed to providing schools, educators, the general public, businesses, houses of worship and first responders the necessary tools and resources to effectively plan, prepare, respond and recover from various types of crises.
Trainer / Adjunct Instructor, 12/2012 to Current I Love U Guys Foundation Bailey, CO
The “I Love U Guys” Foundation was started in 2006 by Ellen and John-Michael Keyes following a school shooting that took the life of their daughter, Emily.The Foundation is committed to school and community safety, and family reunification following a crisis. Its programs have been implemented by over 25,000 schools, agencies and organizations across the United States and Canada.
Detective Lieutenant, 02/2006 to 12/2019 Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Flemington, NJ
  • Commander of Special Operations Unit which consists of SWAT, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Training, School Safety and Active Assailant Response. 
  • Continually monitor, share and jointly investigate suspicious activities and terrorism related investigations as the County Counter Terrorism Coordinator with Federal, State, Local and private sector partners.
  • Primary Emergency Support Function 13 representative. Coordinated the county-wide law enforcement response to Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Superstorm Sandy.
  • Homeland Security Grant Project Manager. Researched, procured and managed millions of dollars of Federal and State funding for first responder equipment and training.
  • Hunterdon County Safe Campus Initiative Coordinator. A multipronged approach to school safety including the implementation of the I Love U Guys Foundation Standard Response Protocol (SRP) which consists of common language and classroom actions for staff, students and first responders; Parent Reunification Training; NCBRT Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER); Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) training for LE/Fire/EMS; Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM)
Corrections Officer / Sergeant, 04/1998 to 02/2006 Hunterdon County Department of Corrections Flemington, NJ
  • Maintained the safety and security of the Institution through effective field training, management skills and supervision of subordinates.
  • Commander of Corrections Emergency Response Team.
NJ PTC Certified County Investigator, 2006 NJ Division of Criminal Justice Training Academy Sea Girt, NJ, USA
  • Recipient of NJ Division of Criminal Justice Merit Award
Certified Public Manager, 2004 NJ Human Resource Development Institute Trenton, NJ, USA
  • Supervisory Management, Levels I-III
NJ PTC Certified County Corrections Officer, 1999 Monmouth County Police Academy Freehold, NJ, USA
  • Recipient of Monmouth County Police Academy Merit Award
Criminal Justice University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Administration Coursework
  • 2003-2006, 66 Credits
High School Diploma: General Delaware Valley Regional High School Frenchtown, NJ, 08825
Training and Instructor Certifications
  • NAMI Mental Health First Aid
  • Annual NJ Attorney General's Office Community-Law Enforcement Affirmative Relations (CLEAR) Continuing Education training in Mental Health Awareness, De-Escalation Techniques and Cultural Awareness
  • NCBRT Campus Active Shooter Integrated Response (CASIR) Instructor
  • NCBRT Active Threats on Campus (ATOC) Instructor 
  • NCBRT Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) Instructor
  • NCBRT Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) Instructor 
  • NBCRT Active Threats on Campus Instructor 
  • C3Pathways/TEEX/ALERRT Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM) Instructor
  • NCBRT Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT) Train-the-Trainer (AWR-219)
  • TEEX Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (MGT310) 
  • CDP/OBP IED Search Procedures (17N-0324 / PER339)
  • ALERRT Active Shooter Level 1 Train-the-Trainer  
  • TEEX Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness (AWR-213)
  • ALERRT Active Shooter Events and Response (ASER)
  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Train-the-Trainer
  • ALERRT Terrorism Response Tactics: Active Shooter Level 1
  • NJ Multihazard Emergency Planning for Schools (G364)
  • Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method Certified Trainer
  • ALERRT Terrorism Response Tactics Advanced Pistol
  • RDPC Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals (MGT335)
  • RDPC CBRNE Response for Rural First Responders (AWR 225)
  • NCBRT Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Performance Level, Indirect Delivery Trainer
  • ICS 100, 200.b, 300, 400, 700.a, 800.b
  • FEMA NIMS/ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander Training
  • Jericho Specialized Entry - Basic/Advanced Covert Entry Techniques
  • New Mexico Tech Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings
  • US DOJ / FBI Post Blast Investigator School
  • FBI Crisis Negotiaton's School 
  • NTOA Advanced SWAT
  • NTOA Basic SWAT
William Eppel, (ret.) Chief of Detectives
County of Warren, NJ
Cell: (908) 343-0580
John-Michael Keyes
Executive Director, I Love U Guys Foundation
Office: (303) 838-1188
Friend / School Safety Advocate
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