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    Getting Serious About Joining the Force

    It’s a New Year and you want to fulfill your dream of landing that cop job. Now that the initial flurry of silly New Year’s Resolutions have fallen by the wayside, let’s get serious. In order to help you on that quest, this Cop Career Counselor column is geared towards helping you shape your New Year’s resolutions towards that goal. Around ...
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    The Police Recruit Secret Weapon: Foreign-Language Skills

    The Police Recruit Secret Weapon: Foreign-Language Skills
    Fluency in Polish or Vietnamese might not seem like an obvious asset for a career in law enforcement, but the ever-burgeoning diversity of the United States means demand is growing for foreign-language skills in the field. "_Double your value by adding a degree to your language skills. Let PoliceLink help find the right school for you._":http://policelink.monster.com/content/education-resources "It's definitely an asset," says ...
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    You're Hired! Now, Start Planning for Retirement

    You're Hired! Now, Start Planning for Retirement
    Congratulations! You just got that law enforcement job you’ve been going after for months, maybe even years. Whether you’re just starting the academy or it’s your first day of field training, you’ve got so much to learn, so much to think about, so much to do! But I’m going to give you one more thing that you must start planning for ...
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    Police Desperately Needed in 10 U.S. Locations

    Police Desperately Needed in 10 U.S. Locations
    Even though the economy may be struggling to stay out of a recession, police shortages are still common in many locations throughout the U.S. PoliceLink recently researched the most recent police shortages to make the news. If you're looking for a law enforcement job, try one of these markets to find a home for your police career. h3. 1. Moss Point, ...
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    What Does it Take to Become a Police Officer

    What does it take to become a police officer? Mental and physical strength and agility, patience for a lengthy application process, graduation from a police academy -- and a relatively clean police record. Indeed, for a job that pays a middling wage, is potentially dangerous and sometimes involves long and strange hours, policing is a demanding career. That's why city police ...
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    10 Tricks For Picking the Right Department

    One of the most common questions I get overseeing criminal justice and police academies is from students who want to know what law enforcement agency they should apply to. The answer is not so simple. There have long been a variety of factors to consider when deciding where to apply. This has only become more complicated by the downturn in the ...
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    How Do I Get Hired In This Economy?

    How Do I Get Hired In This Economy?
    It seems like all we hear in the media is economic doom and gloom. Granted, unemployment is high, layoffs are common, and it’s easy to get discouraged. But it really is possible to get hired, even in this economy. The Reality of a Lousy Economy A bad economy tends to mean a higher crime rate; more crime means more cops. It’s ...
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    Eight Ways to Impress the Recruiter

    Eight Ways to Impress the Recruiter
    As a former member of my department’s recruitment team, I’ve seen it all. The best and the worst of potential candidates approach us at career fairs, drop in at the department for a tour or stop by for an application. There are always certain candidates that make us look at our fellow recruiters and say “wow!” There are others that make ...
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