Political Science Instructor Resume Sample

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FOCUS AND QUALIFICATIONS

FOCUS: Career in college or university environment teaching graduate and undergraduate-level students. Qualified to teach Criminal Justice, Political Science, Urban Affairs, History, and Public Administration.

QUALIFICATIONS: NYPD Sergeant with experience teaching graduate-level Criminal Justice and Public Administration courses at Baruch College, New York. Exemplary 20-year NYPD record, holding multiple awards. Talented instructor with New York State Police Instructor Certification (MOI) and a 10-year record of cross-level police instruction. Recognized by NYPD and educational institutions for outstanding academic performance, instruction skills, and community contributions. Extensive exposure to multi-cultural environments. Bi-lingual (English-German) with conversational skills in Spanish. Master’s degree in Political Science.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION

  • Master of Arts Degree – 2002
    Major: Political Science
    Baruch College – New York, NY
    Graduated magna cum laude; G.P.A.: 3.90
    Recipient of Herbert Bienstock Research Award
  • Certified Simmunition Training and Safety Supervisor – 2001
    Simmunition Division SNC Technologies, Inc. New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science Degree – 1995
    Major: History
    The College of Staten Island – Staten Island, NY
    Graduated magna cum laude – G.P.A.: 3.89
  • Certified Verbal Judo Instructor – 1995
    Verbal Judo Institute – New York, NY
  • Method of Instruction – 1992
    Division of Criminal Justice – New York State

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHING/INSTRUCTING

Solid 10-years’ experience instructing recruits, in-service Police Officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains. Selected in 2000 by Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration at Baruch College to serve as substitute lecturer while working toward Master’s degree. Average class size comprised 20 to 35 graduate and undergraduate students. Authored lesson plans, selected textbook readings, assigned and graded homework. Received highly positive student feedback regarding methodology, professionalism, and personality.

  • Authoring lesson plans for INTAC (In Service Tactical Training Unit) – scenario-based training in a “live-fire” environment to reinforce proper tactics and firearms restraint to minimize escalation of incidents. Result: Sharp decline in shooting incidents since program’s inception in 1996.
  • Instructing NYPD Counter-Terrorism Program for INTAC Unit, teaching up to 30 people at a time.
  • Transforming inexperienced recruits into street-ready Police Officers as Police Science Instructor, preparing recruits for NYPD-career through familiarization with police administration and legal procedures.
  • Using outstanding classroom management skills and interactive, animated teaching style, generating high level of student enthusiasm.
  • Applying advanced communication and foreign language skills to effectively interact with cross-cultural college students and international communities in New York City.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Broad and successful background as Sergeant and Police Instructor. Challenged to patrol and supervise high crime precincts, relying heavily on superior listening, communication, and negotiation skills to thwart potentially harmful incidents. Strongly committed to well-being of all parties involved.

  • Special training in OSHA and hazmat regulations, suicide awareness.
  • Consistent performance reviews ranking 4.5 to 5 out of 5 for excellence and professionalism.

CHRONOLOGY

Baruch College, New York, NY
Substitute Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Public Administration

2000 to 2001

New York Police Department (NYPD)
Retired June 2003

1983 to 2003

  • INTAC Supervisor – In Service Tactical Training Unit, Brooklyn/Queens

1996 to Present

  • Boro-based training – Uniformed in Service, Brooklyn

1994

  • Recruit Instructor Police Science – Police Academy, Manhattan

1992 to 1994

  • Sergeant; Patrol Supervisor and Desk Sergeant – Queens

1989 to 1992

  • Police Officer – Brooklyn North

1983 to 1989

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Herbert Bienstock Research Award – Baruch College, New York, NY – 2000
  • Education Achievement Citation – NYPD, NY – 2002 and 1995
    Awarded for successfully balancing full-time work and six years of education.
  • Perfect Attendance Recognition Certificate – NYPD, NY – 2001
  • Greenpoint Community Service Award – Greenpoint, NY – 1989
    Awarded by community in recognition of effective volunteer youth efforts.
  • Commended for investigatory skills leading to homicide confession – NYPD, NY – 1988
  • EPD - Medal (Excellent Police Duty) – NYPD, NY – 1985
    Awarded for verbally disarming mentally disturbed person armed with knife.

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