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4 Major Reasons to Go Back To College

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to college, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Here are four reasons why you might consider going back to school.

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Application Rate for Jobs at U.S. Agencies Plummets

“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”

Washington to Allow Non-citizens to Apply for Police Jobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.