Police Sergeant - Police Officer  Police Recruitment Specialist  Police Background Investigator

Sergeant George Godoy is a 22 year police veteran from Denver, Colorado. During the last 5 years of his law enforcement career he was a police recruiter and investigator responsible for the hiring of police officers. His responsibilities included screening police applicants, administering written tests, participating in oral board interviews, and completing police background investigations.

Sergeant Godoy is also a published author of numerous articles and is a featured writer on some of the finest police websites.

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As Featured On Ezine Articles



  • Law Enforcement Training

  • Police Recruitment

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Background Investigation

  • Police Supervision

  • Internal Affairs

  • Vehicle Crash Investigation

  • Legal Issues & Compliance

  • Defensive & Takedown Tactics

  • Team Building & Training

  • NRA Police Firearms Instructor

  • Crisis Negotiation

Law Enforcement Awards

  • Police Service Medal for outstanding efforts in training design for in-service academy (Englewood PD, 1999)

  • Certificate of Recognition Award for crime scene investigation work (Englewood PD, 1999)

  • Certificate of Appreciation Award for recruiting efforts on college campuses (Englewood PD, 1999)

  • Letter of Commendation for assisting in 'Columbine' shooting investigation (Littleton CO, 1999)

  • Certificate of Recognition Award for development of FTO initiatives/manual (Englewood PD, 1997)

  • Officer of the Quarter Award for outstanding police supervision as corporal (Glendale PD, 1987)

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement  DEA State and Local Training (Denver, CO 1987)

  • Federal Protective Officer of the Quarter (Denver, CO 1981)

Professional Experience

  • ENGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT – Englewood, CO – 1994 to 2004

  • Department Training Officer/Investigator, 1997 to 2002 - Recognized for multi-faceted strengths through assignments as department training officer (overseeing a team of 15 instructors), background investigator, police recruitment specialist, internal affairs investigator, firearms instructor, crime scene investigator, crisis negotiator, and field training officer.

  • Police Officer, 1994 to 1997 2002 to 2004
    Handled general law enforcement duties including investigations, traffic enforcement, evidence collection, interviewing, FTO, and community relations.

  • GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT – Glendale, CO  1982 to 2002

  • Patrol Sergeant, 1989 to 1992 Advanced through rapid promotions, culminating in supervisory responsibility for a seven officer shift and three dispatchers.
    Corporal, 1987 to 1989
    Police Officer, 1982 to 1987

    Police Officer, 1981 to 1982

    Police Officer, 1980 to 1981

Education Training & Certifications

  • STATE of COLORADO Police Certification POST #10191, October 27, 1982

    Distinguished Graduate, Police Academy Class 81PI-102/40, Glynco, GA - March 3, 1981

    Academic Excellence Award, Police Academy Class 82-2, Golden, CO - April 22, 1982

  • SUPERVISORY INSTITUTE (CO), 96-hour training program. Colorado certification as first-line supervisor, 1987

  • Completed extensive additional training in many law enforcement disciplines, including: Background Investigation, Police Recruitment, Police Firearms Instructor (Colorado POST certified), D.U.I. Advanced Enforcement, Level 2 Accident Investigation, Crime Scene Evidence Collection, FBI Advanced Crime Scene Investigator’s course, FBI Advanced Crisis Negotiations. Complete list of additional training available on request.


Glendale Police Department - 1984





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