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Matthew Brown

Pleasant Garden,North Carolina

Summary

Dedicated and observant Police Sergeant with impeccable integrity and stellar record of accomplishment in law enforcement. Proven expertise in leading and motivating officers to handle high workloads and difficult situations with community-focused approach. Well versed in handling administrative requirements and schedules. Natural leader and accomplished law enforcement professional with strong history of success as a skilled supervisor. Handling demanding shift management challenges and tactical situations. Demonstrated abilities in meeting coverage requirements and building highly professional team. Seasoned Law Enforcement professional well-versed in criminal investigation practices, including gathering evidence and developing incident reports. Eager to leverage over 24 years of law enforcement experience, including expertise in Tactical Situations and Criminal Investigations and in-depth knowledge of public safety protocols.

Overview

31
31
years of professional experience

Work History

Patrol Sergeant

City Of Greensboro Police Department
1999.09 - Current
  • Backed up patrol officers during difficult stops or to answer complex questions.
  • Mentored junior officers, providing guidance on proper police procedures and promoting professional growth.
  • Handled high-stress situations calmly under pressure while making critical decisions to protect public safety.
  • Evaluated officer performance during shifts, identifying areas for improvement and providing constructive feedback for continuous development.
  • Guided officers through difficult situations, backing up teams onsite and advising on strategic decisions.
  • Inspected officers and vehicles to identify and correct any unprofessional appearances.
  • Maintained accurate records of all patrol activities, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and departmental standards.
  • Coordinated with external agencies such as fire departments or medical personnel during joint operations or emergencies.
  • Led teams by example, consistently demonstrating correct behaviors and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Monitored crowded public areas and events to mitigate risk and promote safety.
  • Participated in departmental training programs to stay current on best practices in law enforcement, enhancing overall team performance.
  • Responded promptly to emergency calls for service, assessing situations quickly and acting decisively to protect lives and property.
  • Managed critical incidents effectively, taking command of the scene and directing resources for optimal outcomes.
  • Managed department resources effectively, ensuring necessary equipment and personnel were available for optimal shift coverage and response times.
  • Responded to emergency calls and provided appropriate support.
  • Granted or denied leave requests and scheduled coverage for shortages.
  • Conveyed important information at start of each shift such as areas of focus and persons of interest in local areas.
  • Investigated allegations of employee misconduct, reported findings and coordinated warranted disciplinary actions.
  • Resolved conflicts between citizens by employing de-escalation techniques, preventing further escalation or violence.
  • Assisted in developing policies and procedures to help better the entire department.
  • Conducted checkpoints to identify impaired drivers or individuals with outstanding warrants.
  • Identified, pursued and arrested suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Provided testimony in court proceedings.
  • Investigated incidents and crimes, collected evidence, and recorded witness statements.

SWAT Operator

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2010.03 - 2023.06
  • Assisted in the recruitment and selection process for new SWAT members, identifying top candidates based on skills, experience, and aptitude for teamwork.
  • Directly involved in comprehensive emergency response plans in collaboration with other first responders, ensuring seamless integration during joint operations.
  • Ensured mission success by consistently adhering to established safety protocols and tactical guidelines.
  • Maintained a high level of physical fitness and marksmanship skills, contributing to overall team readiness for critical incidents.
  • Safeguarded community members by providing security at large-scale events where potential risks were identified.
  • Supported narcotics investigations through coordinated raids targeting drug distribution networks leading to arrests and seizure of illegal substances.
  • Collaborated with fellow SWAT operators during after-action reviews, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary changes to enhance team performance.
  • Maintained a strong working knowledge of specialized equipment, such as breaching tools, ballistic shields, and less-lethal weapons systems.
  • Responded swiftly to high-stakes situations including hostage rescue missions, barricaded subjects, active shooter incidents, and high-risk search warrants execution.

Traffic Sergeant

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2022.06 - 2023.04
  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • Worked effectively in fast-paced environments.
  • Skilled at working independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations.
  • Assisted with day-to-day operations, working efficiently and productively with all team members.
  • Worked flexible hours across night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Strengthened communication skills through regular interactions with others.

Patrol Corporal

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2011.12 - 2017.05
  • Contributed to traffic safety initiatives by enforcing speed limits, issuing citations, and responding to accidents promptly.
  • Utilized crisis intervention techniques when encountering individuals experiencing mental health crises or emotional distress during patrols.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills by taking charge of situations when necessary to maintain order and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Collaborated with local agencies for joint operations, enhancing overall effectiveness in addressing crime trends.

Robbery Detective

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2007.08 - 2011.12
  • Obtained and served search warrants related to ongoing cases.
  • Prioritized multiple active cases efficiently by continually reassessing urgency levels based on emerging factors such as public safety concerns or new leads.
  • Maintained confidentiality of sensitive information while sharing vital intelligence with appropriate colleagues for effective case resolution.
  • Interviewed suspects and witnesses using skilled interrogation techniques for gathering crucial information related to investigations.
  • Gathered facts from interviews of suspects, witnesses, and complainants.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining case findings for internal files and legal purposes.
  • Participated in court hearings to provide written reports, evidence and verbal testimonies.
  • Preserved evidence for court hearings and checked integrity of individual pieces.
  • Delivered calm, professional testimony to support case evidence, establish timelines, and offer law enforcement expertise.
  • Kept meticulous and detailed records of each case to avoid causing any problems with prosecution.
  • Enhanced community safety by conducting thorough investigations, leading to the arrest and prosecution of criminals.
  • Directly involved in the prosecution of over (120) criminal cases which resulted in total prison time of over (590) years

Field Training Unit Police Officer

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2004.06 - 2007.08
  • Maintained accurate records of trainee performance for review by supervisory staff and personnel decisions.
  • Served as a mentor for new hires, fostering an environment of support and encouragement throughout their probationary period.
  • Collaborated with fellow officers to identify areas of improvement within the department.
  • Facilitated team-building workshops to strengthen communication and camaraderie among officers.
  • Improved overall department efficiency by streamlining processes and implementing new policies.

Police Patrol Officer

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2000.02 - 2007.08
  • Enhanced public safety by conducting routine patrols and responding to emergency calls.
  • Reduced criminal activity through proactive policing and effective communication with community members.
  • Conducted searches and seizures in accordance with legal guidelines to protect citizens'' rights while maintaining officer safety.
  • Investigated crimes by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and working closely with detectives.
  • Issued warnings and citations for traffic violations.
  • Handled domestic disputes effectively, utilizing conflict resolution skills to ensure the welfare of all involved parties.
  • Testified in court cases as needed, providing accurate accounts of incidents backed up by thorough documentation.
  • Completed detailed reports on all incidents encountered during patrol shifts, ensuring accuracy and proper follow-up procedures were followed.
  • Assisted in the apprehension of suspects through diligent observation and prompt response to incidents.
  • Participated in ongoing training opportunities for professional development as well as staying current with legal changes that impact law enforcement duties.

US Army Reserves

US Army
1993.08 - 1998.04
  • Deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Guard
  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • Worked effectively in fast-paced environments.
  • Skilled at working independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked flexible hours across night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Managed time efficiently in order to complete all tasks within deadlines.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Paid attention to detail while completing assignments.

Education

Associate of Science - Education

Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
05.1996

Skills

  • Field Training
  • Officer Safety
  • Community policing
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • General Instructor
  • Specialized Instructor (First Responder)
  • Officer Training
  • Report Writing

Accomplishments

  • Recipient of Lifesaving Award, Medal of Valor (2), PBIC Instructor Award, Certificate of Merit, Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets both within my assigned unit and across the department

Timeline

Traffic Sergeant

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2022.06 - 2023.04

Patrol Corporal

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2011.12 - 2017.05

SWAT Operator

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2010.03 - 2023.06

Robbery Detective

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2007.08 - 2011.12

Field Training Unit Police Officer

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2004.06 - 2007.08

Police Patrol Officer

City Of Greensboro Police Department
2000.02 - 2007.08

Patrol Sergeant

City Of Greensboro Police Department
1999.09 - Current

US Army Reserves

US Army
1993.08 - 1998.04

Associate of Science - Education

Guilford Technical Community College
Matthew Brown