• Newark CA

Kirstin Gamez

Police Explorer / Student


My objective is to gain work experience and knowledge by being given the opportunity to provide your company or agency with excellent customer service and my diverse skill set.  I would like to thank you for your time and consideration. 

Work History

Work History

Sales Associate

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015

I worked as a Guess sales associate my first semester of college. My primary focus was customer service and provide an excellent shopping experience for our consumers. I would interact with a customer, and stay with them until their purchase was completed satisfactory. I was also the sales associate of the month in October. 

Field Service Temp

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015
Gillig Corp

I was in charge of organizing files, and updating supplier and buyer information for the company. I now aid in claims and warranties and interact with suppliers and customers regularly. It is a summer job that I am offered three years under the requirement that I am a current college student. 

Police Explorer

2013 - 2015
Newark Police Department

I have been a police explorer for almost two years now and have volunteered my free time to giving back to my community. I get to go on ride alongs with officers, attend the Police Explorers Academy, and do events for the city that involve numerous tasks. 


Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Just-Juice it!

I was a food and beverage handler, I would make all natural organic juices and smoothies and was required to use a POS system and update it. I also was in charge of training new hires and was trusted to run the business alone.



Associates Degree and Transfer

2014 - Present
College of San Mateo

I am currently attending College of San Mateo and majoring in Administration of Justice. 

Mission Valley ROP Certificate 

2012 - 2014
Mission Valley ROP

In high school I also took two years of forensic science with Sergeant Jay Crawford, and won the  2013-2014 Forensics Challenge. 

High School Dimploma

2010 - 2014
Newark Memorial High School

I attended NMHS all four  years of my high school career and was an honor student. 



Works Well Under Stress

I am a police explorer and have been through stressful situations that have better prepared me for dealing with time crucial situations, upset or angry individuals, and diffusing situations. 

Computer Skills

I have worked with Gillig and learned there essential computer programs and servers. I worked with IBM, Lotus Notes, as well as POS systems. 

Communication  and Customer Service

It was always a top priority to communicate well with not only customers, but my fellow coworkers or colleagues as well. Every job that I have had has always been centrally focused on excellent customer service. 

Well Organized

I volunteered my time after school to clean up and organize my former forensic science lab with my instructor. It was my duty to file sales orders and warranty claim documents for Gillig. 



Explorer Academy Graduate

2014 - Present
San Diego Sheriff Departments Annual Police Explorer Academy 

I have recently graduated from phase two at the Police Explorers academy and will be returning to complete my third and final year. 

CSM Deans List

2014 - Present
College of San Mateo

I am currently a on the Deans list and am an honor student at the college of San Mateo and get priority registration. 

Forensics Challenge 

2013 - 2014
Mission Valley Rop

I won the 2013-2014 forensics challenge with a team consisting of only three people. I was the lead investigator and with the help of my teammates solved a crime and presented to a jury. 

Teen FBI Academy

2013 - 2013

I attended the 2013 FBI teen clinic and spent the day learning about what the FBI does and how it operates. 


Retired Sergeant Jay Crawford of Oakland Police Department 

Relationship: Forensic Science Instructor

Phone number: (510) 673-0196

Officer Salvador Sandoval of Newark Police Department

Relationship: Advisor

Phone number: (510) 289-7453

Officer Jennifer Bloom of Newark Police Department

Relationship: Advisor

Phone number: (916) 474-1123

Contact Information

Cell Phone: (510) 921- 8630

Home Phone: (510) 505- 9686

Email: kirstingamez@my.smccd.edu