How are my chances joining a Police department.

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Re: How are my chances joining a Police department.

Postby perseveringapplicant » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:36 pm

Columbo, why on earth would seeking employment as a security guard be a bad thing? I think it's the best job a student can get if they have serious aspirations for a career in law enforcement. Security work is undoubtedly a GOOD stepping stone -- or a step in the right direction...

In fact, I spoke with a local chief policing recruiter and although he mentioned that not all security work is looked upon favourably -- specific reference to infrastructure security -- he did, however, specifically note that security work that entails any engagement with public as a good to thing to have for job experience.

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Postby mack_silent » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:40 pm

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Postby meathead1 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:18 pm

Get a job doing customer service. That would be far and above working as a security guard for experience.
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Re: How are my chances joining a Police department.

Postby Redfields Apprentice » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

meathead1 wrote:Get a job doing customer service. That would be far and above working as a security guard for experience.


This. You will learn far more about my job working the courtesy desk at Wall-Mart than you EVER will as a security guard. I can teach a chimp handcuffing or any other thing you would learn as a security guard.

You are more likely to have negative police interactions as a security guard or worse yet an LPO. There's an LPO in my Area that wants to be a cop, and NEVER will because of her brutal work as an LPO.
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Re: How are my chances joining a Police department.

Postby el_prez » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:27 pm

You could always asks recruiter what you think might help you.

I also believe Edmonton police has a section on their recruiting site that outlines things than people in high school should do to be competitive in the application process.
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