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Departments around the country are looking for the best qualified law enforcement officers to join the Thin Blue Line. Find your next job by browsing these featured jobs collected for you by PoliceLink staff. Need to customize your search by location or keyword? Start your own local search now.

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    Avoid the Top 10 Rookie Mistakes

    After riding with your FTO for a few weeks you’ll be cut loose on your own. In larger departments you may have a partner, but usually you will be riding solo. Here are some tips to get a solid footing in your new career. See The List >>> [gate] [page] 10. Most situations will not be how they were described in ...
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    Departments Hiring Police Officers in June

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    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: "I like law enforcement. I think it's really cool." Don't just say you like it. Anyone can "like" law enforcement. Focus instead on your history with the industry, and if you can, tell a story. Good answer: "I have always appreciated and admired those who put their lives on ...
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