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John Barbour

John Barbour

Norman,OK

Summary

Skilled at reviewing reports, overseeing investigations and preparing cases for court. Knowledgeable about resolving staffing issues, training junior detectives and improving team performance with hands-on coaching and assessments. Effective at writing reports and affidavits, interviewing witnesses and gaining informants by applying persuasive communication skills and understanding of the law. Proven investigator with a self-motivated and flexible style. Ethical Detective committed to protecting public and uncovering case details through diligent investigation. Analytical and intelligent with belief in fair administration of justice. Proficient in modern collections and forensic techniques, processes and approaches. Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Experienced auto theft investigator with accomplished law enforcement career focused on investigating criminal cases. Industrious and diligent with exceptional integrity and above average clearance rates. Smoothly collect statements and evidence by following both traditional and contemporary investigatory strategies. Results-driven investigator bringing 20+ years of experience in law enforcement. Specializing in investigating auto theft operations and proficient in undercover work and surveillance.

Overview

34
34
years of professional experience

Work History

Detective Sergeant

City Of Norman, Ok Police Department
2009.10 - 2024.03
  • Enhanced case resolution rates by conducting thorough investigations and utilizing advanced interrogation techniques.
  • Reduced crime rates in community through proactive patrolling and intelligence-led policing strategies.
  • Developed strong relationships with local businesses, schools, and community groups to foster cooperation in addressing crime issues.
  • Mentored junior detectives, providing guidance on investigative techniques and procedures, resulting in improved performance and career growth.
  • Increased interdepartmental collaboration through regular communication with other law enforcement agencies for information sharing and joint operations.
  • Testified effectively in court proceedings as expert witness, securing convictions in numerous high-profile cases.
  • Oversaw complex investigations involving multiple jurisdictions, coordinating resources across departments for successful outcomes.
  • Implemented targeted training programs to improve skills of detectives, and patrolmen leading to increased efficiency and effectiveness within department.
  • Conducted surveillance on high-risk individuals, gathering vital intelligence that contributed to successful arrests and convictions.
  • Improved community relations through participation in public events and forums to discuss safety concerns and gather feedback from residents.
  • Led crisis negotiation teams during hostage situations or standoffs with barricaded subjects, resolving incidents peacefully without loss of life or injury to officers or civilians involved.
  • Negotiated with informants and undercover operatives to obtain crucial information, leading to breakthroughs in high-priority investigations.
  • Oversaw criminal cases, coordinated investigations, and prepared evidence and investigators for court cases.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for internal files and legal purposes.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses, and complainants.
  • Researched and maintained current knowledge of security trends and technologies to apply best practices and strategies.
  • Leveraged data analytics tools for crime trend analysis, enabling more effective deployment of resources throughout jurisdiction.
  • Coordinated multi-agency task forces targeting organized crime networks, dismantling criminal enterprises through collaborative efforts.
  • Guided, mentored, and supervised subordinates to improve job performance and case clearing rates.
  • Kept meticulous and detailed records of each case to avoid causing any problems with prosecution.
  • Initiated and concluded investigations of crime organizations.
  • Appeared in court and testified under oath in auto theft and gang cases.
  • Instrumental in recovering over two million dollars with of car for local dealership.

Patrol Officer

City Of Miami Police Department
2002.10 - 2009.10

Enhanced public safety by patrolling assigned areas and responding to

emergency situations promptly.

  • Collaborated with fellow officers for efficient crime prevention and response efforts.
  • Conducted traffic stops, issuing citations or warnings when necessary to maintain order on roads.
  • Assisted in accident investigations, providing support to those involved and ensuring accurate documentation of events.
  • Investigated suspicious activities, deterring potential criminal behavior and maintaining community security.
  • Testified in court cases as needed, providing clear and concise accounts of events witnessed or investigated.
  • Developed positive relationships within community through outreach programs and regular interaction with citizens.
  • Prepared detailed reports documenting daily patrols, incidents encountered, and actions taken during shifts.
  • Coordinated with other law enforcement agencies during joint operations or investigations to ensure efficient communication and teamwork.
  • Served as a field training officer for new recruits – sharing knowledge gained from experience on patrol-helping them excel in their roles.
  • Handled crisis situations effectively by utilizing strong communication skills, de-escalation techniques, and sound judgment under pressure.
  • Patrolled designated areas in patrol vehicle and on foot to identify security and safety issues.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
  • Responded to emergency calls to provide assistance to citizens in need.
  • Monitored criminal activity in community to identify suspicious activity.
  • Rendered aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Handled citation and traffic violation paperwork.
  • Checked vehicle equipment for proper functioning prior to use.
  • Obtained information from arrested subjects to conduct debriefings.

Infantry Squad Leader

United State Army
1990.07 - 2002.05
  • Improved squad performance by implementing rigorous training and evaluation methods.
  • Developed cohesion among team members through regular team-building exercises and open communication.
  • Ensured mission success with thorough planning, preparation, and execution of tactical operations.
  • Enhanced overall unit readiness by conducting individual skill assessments and providing targeted coaching.
  • Maintained high level of discipline and professionalism in squad, leading by example at all times.
  • Collaborated with other squad leaders to develop cohesive strategies for joint missions and training exercises.
  • Fostered a positive learning environment within squad, encouraging professional development through continued education opportunities.
  • Coordinated with higher command echelons for resource allocation, sharing valuable intel from ground-level observations to inform decision-making processes.
  • Mentored junior soldiers on career progression opportunities within Infantry field, providing guidance on promotion paths and required qualifications for advancement.
  • Instructed team members in reconnaissance techniques such as map reading, compass use, navigation skills enhancing their situational awareness abilities.
  • Developed highly effective communication lines between squad members by implementing standard radio procedures and communication protocols.
  • Executed reasoned and efficient decision-making to foster troop discipline and unity.
  • Trained teams on emergency situation preparedness and integration of tactical planning, equipment maintenance and weapon use.
  • Maintained 100% accountability of assigned equipment worth more than $10,000.
  • Provided thorough reports to superiors regarding squad's activities on patrol.
  • Inspected weapons for proper cleanliness and functionality and identified parts for repair.
  • Trained in use of tear gas, passive ordnance, and explosives.
  • Conducted reconnaissance operations to gather intelligence on enemy positions.
  • Led unit in field exercises and operations.
  • Disciplined subordinates for rules infractions and poor performance.
  • Devised and implemented training plans and combat tactics.
  • Trained soldiers on military structure, etiquette and environmental survival tactics.
  • Instructed infantry skills at service schools and combat training centers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Digital Photography

Southern New Hampshire University
Hooksett, NH
12.2025

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Education America
Colorado Springs, CO
06.1999

Skills

  • Surveillance techniques
  • Community policing
  • Maintaining Compliance
  • Community Relations
  • Case Reviews
  • Crime Prevention
  • Team leadership skills
  • Criminal law proficiency
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Interrogation skills
  • Collecting evidence
  • Conducting investigations

Affiliations

  • 2nd Vice President - Texas Association of Auto Theft Investigators
  • Fraternal of Police

Timeline

Detective Sergeant

City Of Norman, Ok Police Department
2009.10 - 2024.03

Patrol Officer

City Of Miami Police Department
2002.10 - 2009.10

Infantry Squad Leader

United State Army
1990.07 - 2002.05

Bachelor of Arts - Digital Photography

Southern New Hampshire University

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Education America
John Barbour