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Washington to Allow Non-citizens to Apply for Police Jobs

June 21, 2018
Legislators in Washington state passed Senate Bill 6145, which changes the qualifications for police and firefighter jobs to include “legal permanent residents” with a clean criminal record.

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

June 18, 2018

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

MN City Extends Police Recruiting Deadline Hoping for More Applicants

January 26, 2018
When the St. Paul (MN) Police Department was hiring four years ago, 794 people applied to be officers. This time around, there were only 178 applicants and now the department has extended the deadline to Monday, hoping to attract more quality candidates.

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom

October 17, 2017

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

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.

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