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Rutherford County Sheriffs Office - Detective Resume Example

Charles Collins
XXX XXX XXXXXX XXXX, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Professional Summary

On May 31 1992 (my sixteenth birthday) I was hired by the BI-LO corporation as a bag boy at their former location on Oakland Rd. in Spindale. While working as a bag boy I quickly taught myself to run the cash register by paying attention to the cashiers. Soon thereafter the store manager cleared me to run the register. By the time I was 18 years old I was promoted assistant bookkeeper/lower lever manager of the front end of the store. I continued to learn and promote with BI-LO. I held the position of assistant produce manager, assistant dairy manager, and was trusted with large amounts of money, keys to the store, and issued a security code. In 1996 BI-LO built a new store in Rutherfordton. During the move I was promoted to frozen food manager. I supervised several different employee's depending on need and what items were on sale that week. In 1997 BI-LO opened a Save-A-Lot store in the old BI-LO location on Oakland Rd. This Save-A-Lot store was a subsidiary of BI-LO and was operated by BI-LO staff. I was again promoted to meat market manager. In this capacity I was third in command of the store. I supervised 4 employee's that worked directly under me. I also served as store manager when the store manager and assistant manager were off. Again, I was trusted with keys, security codes to the store and safe, and trusted with large amounts of cash. I was working full time at that time and going to Basic Law Enforcement Training full time during the evening. Upon graduation from Basic Law Enforcement Training I was offered a position as a police officer with the Forest City Police Department.

In August of 1997 I went to work with the Forest City Police Department. I worked as a patrol officer. My responsibilities included enforcing local, state, and federal laws. I also investigated low level crimes, traffic accidents, and served the citizens and visitors of Forest City. In the fall of 2001 I was promoted to shift corporal. The shift corporal was second in command of a shift. I supervised 3 patrol officers along with the other duties of a police officer. As a corporal I was the shift supervisor in the shift sergeants absence. As I progressed in my training and experience, I was trusted with investigating more serious crimes. During this time I was trained and became a Field Training Officer. A Field Training Officer is responsible for training new officers in the policies of the department and town, how to handle actual law enforcement situations, and the proper way to fill out and file paperwork. In spring of 2004 I was promoted to the rank of shift sergeant. I was responsible for the supervision of 5 officers. I handled more serious crimes and determined the need for detective assistance or other assistance. The shift sergeant was the first line supervisor for his or her shift and was third in command of the police department.  Evenings, weekends and holidays the shift sergeant was the face of the police department and represented the town. As a shift sergeant I was responsible for ensuring my employee's paper work was in order and that my employee's were performing their jobs as expected. I scheduled and approved time off and kept track of sick, vacation, holiday, and comprehensive time. In the spring of 2007 I was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. My responsibilities were to investigate the most serious crimes. My primary responsibilities were to work vice and narcotics; however, if there was a serious crime such as rape or homicide the detective division would team together and work the case.

In August of 2008 I was offered the position of sergeant with the Spindale Police Department. After thoughtful consideration I accepted the position. I supervised one officer and also performed the normal duties expected of a police officer including settling disputes, enforcing town ordinances and state laws, and to investigate crimes. In July of 2009 I was offered a position with the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Resources Police Department in Black Mountain, NC. The position I was offered was again the sergeant position. I accepted this position but stayed on part-time with the Spindale Police Department until January of 2011.

As sergeant with the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Police Department at Black Mountian I was third in command of the police department and supervised 7 officers. I was also responsible for being the departments detective for more serious crimes.  Black Mountain is a very small state agency that is tasked with patrolling several different state facilities. Those facilities included an in-patient drug/alcohol rehab facility that housed up to 90 male and female patients, a 100 patient nursing home for mentally challenged persons, and a high security juvenile detention center (prison) for juveniles convicted of the most serious crimes in the state.  

 In January 2011 I was offered a job with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Officer at the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. I did accept the job but stayed on with the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Police Department in a part time capacity. At this time I had to resign my part-time position with the Spindale Police Department due to the fact that an officer can only be employed with two law enforcement agencies in North Carolina.

In January of 2011 I started my employment with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office as a school resource officer. My duties were to ensure the security of the school, ensure that safety measures were being followed by students and staff, and to enforce the rules of the school as well as state and federal laws. I quickly learned that the majority of my job was being a counselor to the kids. I quickly built their trust and many came to me first to express their feelings or concerns even if they were of more of a personal nature. In February of 2013 I was promoted to detective with the Sheriff's Office. My duties were to investigate crimes against persons, such as assaults, adult sexual assaults, domestic violence, death investigations, suicides, and homicides.

On September 28th of 2014 I made some very poor personal decisions while off the job. I was arrested by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for DWI. The next day I was terminated from the Sheriff's Office and resigned my part-time position with the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Police Department.

On December 22nd of 2014 I plead guilty to a class 5 DWI (the lowest class possible in NC) Before this charge I had no criminal record or even a speeding ticket on my record. My certification as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina is not in jeopardy.  I could still be a police officer in North Carolina; however, I am interested in exploring other possibilities and look forward to utilizing the skills and training I learned in law enforcement in a corporate setting.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.          

Personal and Professional References

- Mr. Jay Bishop (Horsehead Corp.)    347 Hicks Grove Rd. Mooresboro, NC 28114    (828)245-3046

- Detective Sergeant Jamie Keever (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)    198 N. Washington St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139    (828)287-6815

- Lieutenant Kelly Adlridge (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)    198 N. Washington St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139    (828)429-5083

- Sheriff Chris Francis (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)    198 N. Washington St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139    (828)287-6247

- Police Chief Chip McIntosh (Spindale Police Department)    125 Reveley St. Spindale, NC 28160    (828)286-3464

- Sergeant Andy Greenway (Lake Lure Police Department)    2950 Memorial Hwy. Lake Lure, NC 28746    (828)625-4685

- Mr. Joe Maimone (Headmaster of the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy)    2527 Hwy. 221A Mooresboro, NC 28114    (828)657-9998

- Police Chief Jeff Blankenship (NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Police Department)    201 Tabernacle Rd. Black Mountain, NC 28711    (828)777-7360


Years of law enforcement have enabled me to be an active listener and problem solver. I have an open mind for new ideas and am a stickler for learning and following company policy. I developed superior people skills working for BI-LO and as an officer. As my career progressed in law enforcement,  I  perfected my communication skills and learned to better control situations to avoid violence. I also learned that in both professions, BI-LO and law enforcement, customer service really made a huge difference. With that in mind, I began employing my skills learned at BI-LO to become a customer oriented officer. In addition, I possess strong supervisory skills and pride myself in keeping my employees happy and productive.  I am competent with computers and most computer software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Rutherfordton, NC Detective Jan 2011Oct 2014

I was first hired by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Officer. I was assigned to the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.  In March of 2013 I was promoted to the rank of detective within the Sheriff's Office.

During my time as a Detective with the Sheriff's Office I was tasked with working crimes such as domestic violence, adult sex crimes, missing persons, death investigations, and assaults. I was also the back up detective to crimes where children were the victim.
Along with those duties, I was one of four detectives that investigated internal affairs complaints and conducted background investigations on potential new hires.  

NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Police Department Black Mountain , NC Sergeant Jul 2009Oct 2014

I was hired as a Sergeant and my duties included supervision of five police officers, normal patrol duties, and investigation of more serious crimes.

After leaving my full time position with the department, I stayed on part-time until October of 2014.

Spindale Police Department Spindale, NC Sergeant Aug 2008Jan 2011

I was hired on with the Spindale Police Department as a shift Sergeant. My duties were to supervise my shift along with normal police duties. I worked full-time from August 2008 to July 2009, at which point I was offered the job at Black Mountain.

I stayed on part-time with the Spindale Police Department, still with the Sergeant rank and filled in on an as needed basis. I ended my employment with the Spindale Police Department in January of 2011 when hired by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

Forest City Police Department Forest City , NC Detective Aug 1997Aug 2008

I was hired by the Forest City Police Department as a police officer. I held that position for approximately 4 years at which point I was promoted to patrol corporal.  A patrol corporal is responsible with assisting the supervision of the shift and normal police duties. The patrol corporal is the shift supervisor in the shift sergeant's absence.

 I held that position until late winter of 2004 when I was promoted to patrol sergeant. My duties were to supervise a shift of 5 officers. I responded to more serious calls for service, and scheduled officers under my command for training, vacation, etc. I was also the first step in any disciplinary issues that may arise from an officer on my shift. I held that position until the spring of 2007 at which point I was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. My duties in that position were to spend the majority of my time working on narcotics investigations. Another of my responsibilities was to conduct pre-employment background investigations on potential new hires.         

Bi-Lo Inc. Rutherfordton, NC Laborer Jun 1992Aug 1997 I began my time with BI-LO as a bag boy at 16 years of age. I quickly learned how to work the cash register and began performing both duties. At age 18 I was promoted to assistant bookkeeper/front end manager. Those duties consisted of counting tills, adding up the days sales and comparing those figures with cash and checks on hand. I was the first line supervisor for cashiers and "front of store employee's" During this time I was trusted by upper management to handle, account for, and be around large sums of money. After approximately two years I was promoted to assistant produce/dairy manager. In 1996 BI-LO built a new store in Rutherfordton, NC and transformed its Spindale location into a Save-A-Lot store. When we moved into the new building I was promoted once again to frozen food manager. Nearly a year later the Save-A-Lot store was ready and I transferred to that location as the meat market manager. While acting at the meat market manager of Save-A-Lot, I was trusted with keys and security passwords to the store. I was also trusted with the combination to the store safe and access to the store's money.    
North Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Edneyville, NC Over 1500 hours of law enforcement training - ranging from minor traffic accidents to major homicide: Criminal Justice Oct 2014
Isothermal Community College Spindale, NC Certificate: Basic Law Enforcement Training Apr 1997
Isothermal Community College Spindale, NC Associate of Science: Criminal Justice
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Previous Companies:

  • Rutherford County Sheriffs Office
  • NC Dept of Health & Human Services Police Department
  • Spindale Police Department

Previous Job Positions:

  • Detective
  • Sergeant
  • Laborer


  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
  • Isothermal Community College

Level of Education:

  • Over 1500 hours of law enforcement training - ranging from minor traffic accidents to major homicide
  • Certificate
  • Associate of Science

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