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10 Rules for Police Resumes

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

10. Name and Contact Information

Make sure that you put your name and contact information at the top of the first sheet.  Additionally, put your name at the top of each subsequent sheet in case the resume pages get separated.  Triple-check that you have this information both accurate and in an easy place to locate.

Very importantly, as mentioned at the beginning of this article, follow any specific instructions that the hiring department gives you.  Follow what they ask as that is a screening and elimination tool in and of itself.  They may not even want a resume.  Whatever the case, a resume, when requested, is another chance for you shine as brightly as the badge you want to wear.

Dr. Richard B. Weinblatt, Ed.D., M.P.A., is the Director of the Institute for Public Safety (over Criminal Justice, Basic Police Academies, Fire Science, etc.) for Central Ohio Technical College. He can be contacted at

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