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Police Records Clerk

A police records clerk resume indicates the candidate's proficiency in executing complex clerical operations pertaining to confidential public safety records. While it puts forth your skills and knowledge for the reader's taking, it also expresses your interests and aspirations. However, all the information it projects must hold utmost relevance to the job profile that you're applying for. It is indeed a good idea to contact the police department and talk to one of the personnels to gain more clarity on what's expected of you, as a potential asset to the police department. Your application not only acts as a mediator between you and the employer, but also markets your profile with enhancement.

Starting to write a resume

The resume must start with your contact details, including your date of birth, followed by an effective career objective that quantifies your vision, in complete accordance with the specifications of the job you're seeking. Refer to the sample police records clerk resume given below for your reference. Study the formation of sentences and understand how multiple details are organized together to project one concrete profile. Now, the objective plays a major role in attracting the attention of the reader, so frame it well and with care. Before you start writing, jotting down all relevant points on a rough notepad will greatly facilitate the organization of information, according to the order of their importance. Choose only those aspects of your professional background that hold utmost relevance to the position of a police records clerk, while keeping your resume from all mundane facts and figures, thus facilitating a short yet worthwhile read.

Summarize your profile

One great idea of customization that will impart a personal appeal in your application, is to provide a profile summary instead of the usual job descriptions in the employment history. This way, you have the chance to eliminate any generic responsibilities that you might have executed during your previous employments. This will help you keep your resume highly specific to the employment, which is what a curious and busy recruiter is looking for. Include about 6-8 points here, again fitting together several pieces of information, avoiding repetition or missing out on any information.

Showcase your knowledge

Following the summary, include a section for displaying your skills and abilities; check the example below to get a clear idea as to how you need to arrange the contents. Highlight your clerical as well as your interpersonal skills, providing a glimpse of your knowledge and capabilities. Do associate your expertise with the requirements of the employer. Include about 5-6 points here, highlighting using bullets for magnification and enhancement. You may also include the details of your achievements, either in the profile summary or in a separate section, following your educational details.

Given below is a free sample of a police records clerk resume. Adopt its layout and refer to its contents for arrangement of information and customization. Restrain from copying the entire contents of the sample, for it will only give rise to a generic resume, which is most likely to be rejected.

Richard A. Jones
386 Roy Alley
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 931-8771
DOB: June 26, 1983


Records clerk, with over 4 years of experience in the preparation and maintenance of police records concerning public safety, seeks an opportunity to aid the enforcement and regulation of law throughout the nation, by providing critical administrative support to the department, ensuring its uniform functioning.

Profile Summary:

  • Performed administrative and clerical duties, entered public records, and organized them effectively to ensure the smooth operation of the police station
  • Collated critical information from various sources and reviewed records and reports regularly for corrections or updates
  • Collected fines and fees from the local inhabitants for all public safety services provided
  • Checked and processed court documentation, distributed/redirected incoming mails to appropriate departments or branches
  • Processed data and updated in the national law enforcement database, for backup and further processing by departments in other locations
  • Communicated with citizens to explain fundamental laws and regulations, including any updates
  • Collect and preserve information pertaining to wanted criminals, potential suspects, and prisoners on parole
  • Involved in the preservation of critical evidences, coordinating with departmental personnel for processing domestic disputes

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in the use of computers and modern office equipment and clerical practices, data entry @ 60 WPM
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once, proficient in prioritizing tasks and maintaining functional schedules
  • Ability to make plausible judgments and decisions independently, ensuring accuracy through close attention to minute details
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficient in interdepartmental communication
  • Self-motivated, ability to be polite and understand the concerns of emotionally challenging citizens
  • Experienced in transcription, can speak Spanish and Vietnamese

Employment History:

2010 - present
Thornton Police Department
Records Clerk (I)

2007 - 2009
Metropolitan State College
Clerical Assistant


Enrolled for certification course in public safety at Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO

Acquired 12th grade diploma from Gateway High School 2007
Aurora, CO


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