Patrol Officer

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Kristi Mahaney | (650) 313-0181 | Waimanalo, HI


I have over three years of experience as a patrol officer. I am responsible for responding to calls, patrolling my assigned area, and investigating suspicious activity. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which has helped me diffuse many potentially dangerous situations. My keen observation skills allow me to quickly identify potential threats and take appropriate action. I am dedicated to keeping the community safe and always work diligently to uphold the law


Patrol Officer at Aloha Security & Patrol, HIMay 2022 - Present

  • Served as the primary responder to emergency calls, averaging 10-12 per shift.
  • Managed traffic flow and safety at special events with up to 5,000 attendees.
  • Arrested an average of 2 DWI offenders per month.
  • Successfully completed over 100 hours of in-service training on topics such as crime scene investigation, hostage negotiation, active shooter response, and cultural diversity.
  • Received numerous letters of appreciation from citizens for outstanding service.

Patrol Officer II at Hilo Patrol & Security, HISep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Led a team of 5 patrol officers on nightly basis.
  • Supervised shift changes and made sure all tasks were completed.
  • Answered calls for service and dispatched units accordingly.
  • Made arrests for DUI, petty theft, public intoxication, etc.
  • Wrote reports detailing my observations during an incident.


High School Diploma at Punahou School, HISep 2015 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are time management, organization, and how to study effectively.


  • Driving
  • Use of force
  • Arrest procedures
  • Report writing
  • Patrol techniques
  • Emergency response

Nirel Benzler | (839) 248-2679 | Albuquerque, NM


I have over three years of experience as a patrol officer. I am responsible for patrolling assigned areas, responding to calls for service, and investigating suspicious activities. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to public safety. I am also proficient in the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment.


Patrol Officer at Santa Fe Police Department, NMApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully apprehended 97% of criminals targeted for arrest.
  • Regularly received commendations from supervisors for outstanding performance.
  • Successfully completed over 1,200 hours of police training.
  • Was named "Officer of the Month" three times.
  • Achieved a 98% satisfaction rating on annual employee survey.

Patrol Officer II at Albuquerque Police Department, NMJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 5 patrol officers on night shift, ensuring that all calls were responded to in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Made 50 arrests over the course of 6 months for various crimes including public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and loitering.
  • Successfully diffused 10 volatile situations without resorting to use of force or other physical means.
  • Wrote up 30 detailed reports documenting incidents/crimes observed while on duty.
  • Filed 5 complaints against citizens who had interfered with police work or otherwise obstructed justice.


High School Diploma at Highland High School, NMSep 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Driving
  • Map reading
  • First aid
  • Use of radio/telephone communications equipment
  • Report writing
  • Arrest procedures and techniques
  • Evidence collection