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P.O. Box 500841 | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |


Chief of Police


Dedicated, reliable and trustworthy law enforcement expert with a proven track record of success in keeping communities safe and comfortable for residents. Driven to excel in achieving departmental goals, both independently and in teams. Hardworking with a determined demeanor. Seeking a role that will allow for continued advancement.




         Eliminated a Commander position within the Department to garner an additional $50K in savings

         Achieved $200K in total cost savings to the city, directly related to self-driven management decisions

         Proved crucial in developing a new team structure while serving as SWAT Team Commander

         Effective in securing two Department of Justice grants, one for $15K and another for $20K, to finance a community juvenile program

         Dismantled the Platoon 187 street gang, which had been the driving force behind numerous robberies, shootings and attempted murders

         Awarded Officer of the Year for department efforts and achievements in the Youthful Offender Unit in 1999

         Honored as Humanitarian of the Year in 1998 for work with the community juvenile population


Career History


Palm Bay Police Department

Chief of Police, 2017-Present

Interim Chief of Police, 2017

Deputy Chief, 2015-2017

Uniform Services Commander, 2011 2015

Commander in Investigations Division, 2008 - 2011

Communications Center Commander, 2007-2008

         Restructured Communications Center, which involved increasing the number of operations personnel within the Department

         Decreased overtime spending by $50K and generated $100K in cost savings by eliminating three supervisory positions and redefining one non-supervisory role


Watch Commander in USD, 2003-2007

Lieutenant, 2003

         Promoted to develop and implement departmental programs

         Authored important Department policies across various units

         Cross-functionally managed budgets

         Also commanded the SWAT Team and worked as a Department Instructor

         Skillfully balanced squad performance thus yielding an increase in overall performance

         Earned awards for body of work, primarily for effectively remedying performance concerns


Traffic Sergeant, 2002-2003

         Remedied all statistical performance related issues to as to achieve performance balance within the Unit

         Terminated a part-time staff member due to noncompliance with department policies; also transferred a second team member for disrupting Unit cohesiveness

         Attained a high-performance record during this time


Sergeant and SWAT Team Commander, 2000-2003

         Developed and carried out lesson plans for all SWAT training; later complimented by accreditation for excellent documentation of all SWAT activities

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Sergeant and SWAT Team Commander, Continued

         Launched the use of a format used to document training and complete incident after-action reports

         Maintained position on CISM, as well as Department Instructor and Union Chaplain duties


Corporal in Patrol, 1999-2000

         Selected for role in 1999; also maintained SWAT position during this time

         Served as a CISM, Department Instructor and Union Chaplain during this time


Neighborhood Policing Officer, 1997-1999

         Proved crucial in developing the Youthful Offender Unit (YOU), which later grew into the more comprehensive Youth Services Unit

         Also instituted a juvenile checks program in USD

         Founded the Special Attention Kids (SAK) program for Top 10 youthful offenders; included establishing outreach services for the program

         Targeted gang activity with exactness, precision and timeliness


Road Patrol Officer, 1996-1997

         Served as a SWAT Team Training Coordinator and Department Instructor

         Also maintained Union Chaplain duties from previous role

         During this time, established operations for the Critical Incident Stress Management Team


Union Chaplain, 1994-1996

         Worked as a Union Chaplain while attending Calvary Chapel Bible College full-time

         Returned to the force in 1996


Road Patrol Officer, 1992-1994

         Played a key role as a member of the SWAT Team

         Worked as a Department Instructor; focused on key areas including Defensive Tactics, ASP and Building Entry


Department Training Officer, 1989-1992

         Operated in an integral capacity on the SWAT Team

         Worked as a Defensive Tactics Instructor; also managed all training initiatives for the Department including management of the related budget to fund professional development and trainings

         Established the Department Training Cadre as well, which eliminated external Instructor costs

         Introduced use of the ASP baton


Also worked as Palm Bay s Road Patrol Officer, 1987-1989 and as a Deputy Sheriff/Reserve

with Wood County Wisconsin s Sheriff s Department from 1986-1987


Education & Training


Master of Arts, Political Science, American Public University (Honors)

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Mountain State University (Summa cum Laude)

Graduate, FBINA 220th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy

Graduate, Command Officers Development Program

Graduate, University of Louisville Southern Police Institute





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P.O. Box 500841 | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |



March 16, 2018



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Dear [Hiring Agent Name],


I am pleased to submit my application materials for the (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) vacancy and am submitting my documents for your review. As illustrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:


  • As a Chief of Police in Palm Bay, I bring to any position years of progressive experience. I am skilled in all facets of law enforcement, including community service, training, operations management and patrolling, among others.


  • Over the course of my career, I ve proven myself capable of inspiring my peers and team members to achieve success. I lead by example and am able to foster a sense of trust in the local community.


  • I boast a proven record of delivering comprehensive direction and guidance in deadline-driven, fast-paced environments that call for accuracy, timeliness and the ability to work well under pressure. I am regarded by colleagues as a valuable trainer and mentor. This will serve me well in any higher-level position.


  • Other core competencies include crisis management, critical thinking, communications, strategic planning and many other areas of expertise. My diversity of experience includes actively contributing to processes that fuel positive change and forward movement.


  • To pair well with my practical background, I also have an M.A. in Political Science, a program I completed with Honors. I also have a B.A. Criminal Justice Administration, where I graduated Summa cum Laude. I ve also engaged in numerous important trainings focused on my continued personal growth.


I am a focused, capable and highly experienced applicant committed to supporting the long-term goals of an innovative, reputable firm. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.


Yours Truly,

Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

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