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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.
In addition to mandated in-service and state training, I urge you to take courses to enhance your skills and performance. Start small and work your way up to more advanced classes.
You have completed the written test, physical agility test, and background investigation with flying colors. Now comes along the next hurdle toward your goal of becoming a law enforcement officer, the interview.
I've seen numerous glaring errors on job applications. Just one clouds the best applicants' chances and it is time for this madness to end.