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Law Enforcement: A Path Into the Middle Class
April 4, 2013
The Police Orientation Preparation Program places career-bound, law enforcement students in an established LAPD training environment. Students graduate with an associate's degree and gain real-life experience as they prepare for a career in law enforcement.
February 12, 2013
American Military University (AMU) is a leading provider of quality online education. AMU offers more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs for Law Enforcement Professionals who are looking to take the next step in their careers.
Albuquerque Police Launch Recruiting Campaign
January 9, 2013
The police department in New Mexico's largest city has launched a multimedia officer recruiting campaign amid a federal probe and a large number of expected retirements.
Police Unions Vow To Fight Pension Reform
June 6, 2012
During municipal elections in San Jose and San Diego on Tuesday, voters approved Measure B and Proposition B by 70% and 69% respectively. While the measures passed in landslide votes, unions representing officers in those cities said the ill-conceived initiatives take too hard a line and may violate state or federal statues governing public pensions.
Ohio Highway Patrol To Grow Force By 17%
May 31, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is hoping to find 180 qualified cadets to fill two upcoming training academy classes, a significant recruiting surge that signals new stability for the patrol’s once-fluctuating budget.
Omaha Delays Recruit Class
May 16, 2012
An anticipated boost of manpower for the Omaha Police Department likely won't come until next year, after city officials pushed training for a new recruit class to August.
Ind. University Dedicates Homeland Security Building
April 25, 2012
Indiana's Vincennes University unveiled its Homeland Security and Public Safety Building with one of the top forensics labs in the state during an April dedication.
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.
Get Past the Recruiting-Poster Hype
October 25, 2011
Face it, working in Copland doesn't always give you the best working conditions. That being said, there's no reason to make your life and financial well-being a living hell.
Indiana Begins Hiring Process for Troopers
September 27, 2011
Eligible candidates must be a U.S. citizen, be between the ages of 21 and 40 when appointed a police employee, have vision correctable to 20/50, possess a driver's license, and have a high-school diploma or GED.
L.A. Sheriff's Explorer Gunned Down on Whittier Sidewalk
August 29, 2011
A 19-year-old member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Explorer program was fatally shot in Whittier while standing outside of a residence with a friend.
Los Angeles Mayor Rejects Advisor's Plan To Halt Police Hiring
March 19, 2011
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana made the recommendation in a city report to help close a $54-million budget gap. Santana suggested halting hiring until July 1, when a city measure goes into effect trimming the retirement benefits of newly hired officers.
Police Resignations Increase 50% at Georgia Agency
March 10, 2011
The Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metro Police Department is reporting a 50% increase in resignations by its officers, including a spike in departures by the least experienced on its force.
Texas Agency Recruits Female Officers
February 16, 2011
The city of Irving, Texas, produced this video as a recruiting tool for female officers for the Irving Police Department. The video shows recruiting methods, and follows several officers while on duty.
Chicago PD Raises Minimum Eligibility Age to 25
October 29, 2010
Applicants must now be 25 to take the police entrance exam with the exception of military veterans who have served at least three consecutive years of active duty. They can still apply after they turn 21.
California PD's Job Fair Offers Its Officers to Other Agencies
June 3, 2010
The event drew about 200 officers and representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies looking to cherry-pick officers.
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.
Chicago PD May Eliminate Entrance Exam
January 8, 2010
Critics think the concept of eliminating the written entrance exam is a mistake, and without the test the city would basically be giving badges and guns to people who have met only basic physical and mental requirements.
NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets
November 19, 2009
A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.
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.
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