Take time to learn on the lesser calls, for the same investigative skills will develop. Then when you find yourself on a call of more consequence, you'll have a strong grasp of the necessary skills.
Go ahead and have a good time, but recall that cops do bring with them guns, edged weapons, and egos…this can be a volatile mix. Cool heads need to prevail.
I get this question nearly every week regarding the academy: Should I wait to get hired or should I pay my way? There are some states that will allow a candidate to attend the academy without being hired by an agency. You are deemed as "pre-service" and you pay your own way. There are pros and cons to each path.
The other day I was discussing the civil service hiring process with my executive assistant, Michelle. She has some noteworthy advice for applicants that all too often they do not heed. Let's see what Michelle has to offer to you.
I got a call the other day from a reader who was devastated. He had applied with the department of his dreams and got rejected. He felt crushed and now wanted to know what his recourse was for this disaster in his life.
Let's go over what you are going to need to know to apply for a law enforcement job and how to cut down on time, expenses, and headaches.
You can expect to be put through the ringer and served up some humble pie, but a police department is not a college fraternity.
You deserve respect for the stress and hard work you take on. You also deserve the occasional much needed R&R.