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10 Rules for Police Resumes

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

3. Be Truthful

 “White lies” and other bending of the truth might be okay in the corporate world, but they don’t fly in law enforcement.  As I have explained to people, there are folks sitting in state prison because of my words in a courtroom.  Those words, and everything else associated with law enforcement work, needs to be based on true facts.  It is important for law enforcement executives to see a clear understanding of the need for truthfulness as evidenced by application materials including the resume.

Private sector managers expect to see certain jobs left off and only to see relevant employment history.  Hiring agencies want to see all employers listed.  They will want to see all schools and colleges attended.

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