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How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel

April 19, 2013

School, university and hospital officials who understand the role their police and security officers play in supporting their organization's mission will be better prepared to attract and hire the right officers. Here, eight campus public safety executives describe what they want in a candidate.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants

March 9, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced testing dates for a recruit class of troopers. Testing will be offered at nine locations in March and April, according to the agency.

How To Choose an Agency

May 2, 2012
There are not as many jobs out there. You may have to apply; hope to land employment; and make the best of the situation. Don't count on the plush police pension of yesteryear.

Background Investigations Can Break You

March 12, 2012
I'm always amazed by the number of applicants who get caught by background investigations. If you think the background investigator will wake up stupid that morning and let you slip through, please think again.

How a Regional Hiring Consortium Works

March 5, 2012
A police hiring consortium affords opportunities for the applicant as well as the department. They're more popular in certain states, so if you have these in your area or location of interest, utilize them to the fullest.

How To Stay In the Job Application Game

February 15, 2012
The real secret for success is to make it as easy as possible for the people handling your application. The more they have to work on your application, the more you'll get noticed (not in a good way). If you can't follow simple directions, play by the rules, and complete simple tasks, the process will weed you out.

Job Seeking Realities

December 27, 2011
It's competitive out there, and I know you want the job. So learn the kinks in the process. Don't fall for them. Instead, work your plan as an intelligent job applicant.

Should You Gain Law Enforcement Certification On Your Own?

August 29, 2011
You may complete the academy, but won't be certified until a law enforcement agency employs you. In some states, this completes the certification process. In others, you'll have to attend additional law enforcement training for completion. Because you haven't been a cop, you may not have received specialized training that requires full law enforcement clearances.

Be the Best Job Candidate

April 20, 2010
Don't lose heart. Finding a way to stand out and rise to the top is the real goal.

Oral Interview Tips

March 18, 2010
Once you find some questions, practice them in front of someone and make sure to do it aloud. Sitting in your room whispering them will not cut it.

Take Charge of Your LE Job Search

August 31, 2009
Because the market is so competitive, you must try harder and give your best at all times. Treat every application as the most important document you've ever filled out. Slight mistakes, omissions, or sloppiness can result in elimination.

Credit History and Job Applications

May 26, 2009
In this country, we call it a credit history or credit score. I tend to refer to it as your credit reputation, because that is what prospective employers are reading into your credit history.

Understanding Hiring Cycles

February 6, 2009
I fielded a call the other day from a young lad who was preparing to end his tour of service with the military. He wanted to enter law enforcement nearly instantaneously. Hold on; it is not that simple.

Background Investigations and Secrets

February 6, 2009
If you have lived a tawdry past, then you should know that some astute investigator will find out during your background investigation. If you think that you have any disqualifiers in your past, do yourself a favor and do some research.

Understand the Rules of Applications

January 13, 2009

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.

Rejections and Acceptance

November 3, 2008

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.

Getting the Application Together

November 3, 2008

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.

One in Three Recent Atlanta Police Academy Graduates Have Criminal Records

October 13, 2008
More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

How to Interview for the Job

August 8, 2008

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.

Learning to Dot the I's

June 27, 2008

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.

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