Any job application is incomplete without a resume. Having said this, resumes for police officer position are very critical component of job application package.

A resume needs precise information with short bullet points in order to make a good impression. Some very experienced and talented police officers do not receive interview calls only because their resumes are not attractive enough for the recruiters to consider them.

The following resume and this cover letter for police officer position is designed by professionals to assist you in your job hunt process. It complements the latest trends of job market. You are free to modify it as per your requirements.


Police Officer Resume Sample



901 Some Avenue ☀ Greeley, CO 99722 ☀ (505) 555-5555 ☀ [Email]


Performance Summary: Alert, results-driven law enforcement professional with 4+ years’ experience in law enforcement capacities. Track record of assuring security of the general public while decreasing crime rates. Hands-on experience in providing a visible deterrent against crime within the community. A self-starter who have a proven ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Qualifications include:

• Well versed in observing and recording situations analytically and independently
• Able to execute duties firmly, tactfully, considerately, and neutrally
• Valid Colorado driver’s license with an insurable driving record
• Working knowledge of Tribal, Federal and State laws

• Crime investigations• Vigilance• Emergency assistance
• Hazard discovery• Criminal detention• Report processing
• Court documentation• Witness presentation• Offender identification
• Traffic law enforcement• General Security• Communication


• Firearms  • Emergency vehicle operation  • First-responder equipment


Police Officer, Jan 2013 – Present
City of Colorado – CO

• Patrol assigned areas of the city
• Perform security checks on buildings and residences
• Observe and take appropriate action in the event of suspicious activity
• Investigate reported crimes
• Enforce traffic ordinances and direct traffic
• Interview suspects and witnesses along with serving warrants and subpoenas
• Answer calls for protection of life and / or property
• Make forcible arrests when necessary

Key Achievements
• Administered CPR and First Aid procedures successfully to victims of a road accident on the first day at job
• Received Police Officer Award for Bravery during the first year of working in this capacity following apprehending and arresting two felons singlehandedly

Security Specialist, Mar 2011 – Jan 2013
Square – San Francisco, CA

• Watched facilities to prevent any incidence
• Conducted surveillance of office boundary
• Monitored telephone and other electronic notification systems
• Prepared daily security reports
• Ensured safety of visitors and employees in the occurrence of an emergency


Greeley Law College, Greeley, CO
Associate of Arts in Legal Studies – 2009

First Aid and CPR


• Profound ability to act courteously even in difficult situations
• Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information