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									                                             Jesse Kendall
           123 Elm Street  Miami, FL 33183  H: (305) 555-5555  C: (305) 444-4444 

                           Committed to public safety through exceptional police service

Results-driven and accomplished administrator with extensive experience managing a large law enforcement agency.
Effectively direct overall operations, including patrol, investigations, support, community service, training, and
administrative service. Successful background as Commander of Greater Miami Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional
violent crime task force composed of 500 investigators representing 105 local, state, and federal law enforcement

    Dynamic leader with expertise in development of strategic projects and programs in advancement of
     departmental frameworks serving a diverse community of 80,000 residents.
    Exceptional communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on lowered crime,
     heightened security, strengthened productivity, enhanced financial performance, and overall quality of life across
     the community.
    Selected as Commander of Greater Miami Major Case Squad by the Board of Directors to direct high-profile
     murder investigations across Florida with oversight of operational and administrative functions.
    Recognized as the fifth police official selected to serve as Major Case Squad Commander in the thirty-five year
     history of the organization. Served 2.5 million citizens across six counties in Florida.

                                              RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Directed 83 officers and 30 civilian personnel through five direct reports. Ensured public safety across a diverse
community with 50,000 residents.
      Served as second in command and agency head in absence of the Chief of Police.
      Led the team initiative that obtained international accreditation (CALEA).
      Instituted accountability practices, increased and enhanced departmental resources for major
       investigations, and streamlined assignments, which lead to successful Part 1 offenses case clearance rates
       of nearly 45%, a one-third increase over previous years.
      Co-chaired a collaboration of police, school officials, and citizens that designed and implemented a
       comprehensive school district security program that restored community confidence and curbed an alarming
       drop in enrollment. Key features from this program were used in the 20xx State of Florida “Safe Schools

Led 15 officers and 5 civilian personnel to protect and serve a community with 5,000 residents.
      Developed strategies to ensure optimal performance in oversight of uniform patrols, investigations, traffic,
       community service, DARE, School Resource Officers, and K-9 operations.
      Designed programs focused on reducing violent crime as well as crimes against persons and property.
      Played a key role in production of law enforcement training videos, which addressed narcotics investigations,
       community-oriented policing, school violence, interview/interrogation, and workplace sexual harassment.

                                          EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
                                       GRADUATE: FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY
                                 POST CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER: STATE OF FLORIDA
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