Special Police Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 4,360 Special Police resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Special Police Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Public Safety, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Special Police Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Special Police CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand special police skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a special police : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Special Police
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your special police skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from special police resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Security Guard

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Special Police
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assist with emergency calls, medical and alarm calls from the monitoring companies.CPR and AED Trained.
  • Check ids Monitor cctv Check Perimeter
  • Access control badging in visitors obsering cctv foot patrol of building and grounds.
  • Make deliveries..CPR CPI CERT.pick up deliveries take to the morgue.
  • Review CCTV recording to export for law enforcement for any offense.
Private Security Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Special Police
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Maintained a valid CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • Screen Patrons to allow access to the VIP level Inspecting bags for inappropriate items Escorting patrons to their appropriate locations Ticket scanner
  • Bag searches, personal searches, car searches, customer service, VIP post guard.
  • Make DAR reports with clear reading and writing in English.
  • certified cpr and aed first aid, enforced rest area rules, conducted incident reports and crime.
Parking Enforcement Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Special Police
Certificate - Journalism
  • Utilize CCTV, conduct investigations, work with local police and represent the company in court.
  • Protrolled special events NYC Marathons, Parades.
  • Initiated the first K-9 Officer program at the Plymouth Police Department.
  • Reduced unproductive functions by being the first responder to various non-criminal calls for service.
  • Provide basic first aid in medical emergencies, including CPR with Automatic External Defibrillator.
Campus Security Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Special Police
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Monitored entrances and exits though CCTV.
  • Monitored employee and visitor access through DVRs and CCTVs also monitored Alarms through complex C Cure alarm monitoring program.
  • Determine responders at the scene of any incident (CPR) qualified.
  • Front desk security Osha certified Cpr certified 8hr and 16hr
  • Monitor daily activity on the CCTV monitor.
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As a special police, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Special Police roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of special police resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained