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10 Tricks For Picking the Right Department

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

2) If after all of the above, you are still not sure, you can explore becoming a reserve or volunteer sworn and certified police officer or deputy sheriff. Depending on your state and local jurisdiction’s laws and policies, you may be fully sworn and fully deployed, or you may have more of a support role.

In either scenario, many agencies hire their full-time officers from the pool of reserve officers. The reason is simple. While you are getting a closer look at the agency, they get an opportunity to see you in action over time and don’t have to pay you for the FTO ride time and related expenses (such as benefits) usually incurred with full-time employees.

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