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10 Rules for Police Resumes

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

The hiring process used by law enforcement governmental entities differs quite a bit from the private sector.  That divergence in process includes quantity and type of resumes.  As a long-time criminal justice educator and former police chief, I have long counseled aspiring badge bearers on preparing their employment application packets in a bid to grab their coveted law enforcement agency slot.

Almost all governmental entities use an internally standardized application.  These applications are designed with an eye towards public records and personnel hiring laws applicable in the jurisdiction, information that the police chief or sheriff is specifically wanting to ferret out, and materials to aid in the background investigation. 

Increasingly, however, agencies are also asking for resumes.  It is imperative you keep in mind these ten rules that are paramount to the agencies that will be reviewing your application.

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    Fastwork

    over 3 years ago

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    guarddog45

    over 4 years ago

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    Another fantastic article with more useful information. I can't recommend this site any more than I already do...this is the best site, esp. for us future LEO's!

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    NCSO614

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Very useful and informative information.

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    Koda0317

    over 4 years ago

    354 Comments

    this is a very informative article, and a resource I wish I had when I was applying. Another side note, once I was done with my resume, I had other people review it, and then edit it for me. This seemed to help with getting all the information that was required for the applications. Just be complete and follow the directions.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    thank you for this article. Awesome advice

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    Shoebox

    over 4 years ago

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    I should have found this site like three months back.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    When I applied for the CHP I must have check my application over 6 or 7 times, and I still had information wrong, missing, or didn't see it. Be VERY THOROUGH when filling out applications or resumes.

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    mpgiebitz

    over 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    Great tips. I wish I knew this information earlier.

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    Guadalupeperez

    over 4 years ago

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    Being an excon, All the damage, and all the pain one dope head can cause. I now spend my day finding new ways to give back to my community. And maybe someday, find that I can be trusted and help with what ever God has for me. Just like so many people that helped me when nobody cared...That I was dying. To all my Angels, I Love and respect you, I can change. Thanks to you!!!!! yours superluper

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    doctorcop

    over 4 years ago

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    Great article containing useful information.

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    mmcintyre

    over 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    very helpful information.

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