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Request LEO Verification on PoliceLink

Request LEO Verification on PoliceLink

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The purpose of PoliceLink’s LEO-only forums is to provide verified active and retired law enforcement personnel with a secure location to discuss police-sensitive topics and to network with other members who are confirmed law enforcement officers.

1. Who can access the restricted areas?

PoliceLink members with the following status are eligible to request access to restricted areas:

  • Active or retired local, state, federal, tribal or railroad law enforcement officer
  • Active or retired corrections officer, detention officer, jailer, etc.
  • Active duty military police
  • Any other active duty person who is considered a “peace officer” under their state’s laws
  • Former (non-retired) law enforcement officers who are employed by a government-run law enforcement academy
  • Under extremely limited circumstances, other former law enforcement personnel who demonstrate a compelling need


2. Who is not eligible for requesting access?

Non-sworn personnel of any type are not eligible to request restricted access. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dispatchers, crossing guards, and other civilian police employees
  • TSA screeners and non-sworn TSA employees
  • Security officers
  • Civilians
  • Employees of private corrections agencies or private prisons


3. How do I request access to restricted areas?

If you meet the criteria in Section 1, click here to request access to the restricted areas.

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This symbol appears on profiles of verified law enforcement officers and verified forums.

4. How will others know I am a verified law enforcement officer?

Once your request is approved, a gold star will be added to your profile and will appear next to all of your discussion postings and comments throughout the site.

5. How do I know which forums and discussions are restricted?

The same gold star that appears on your profile will also appear next to any forums, discussions, or groups that are restricted to LEOs.

6. I see discussion postings in restricted areas by non-LEOs. How did that happen?

Prior to September 18, 2008, all discussion boards were open to the public. Several of these public boards were converted to LEO-only boards at that time. Any discussions or postings that previously existed in the converted boards were not removed and will remain, however, those who originally made them will not be able to make additional postings in the restricted forums or read any responses to their original post.

7. How do I request verification if I am a retired law enforcement officer?

If you are a retired law enforcement, or do not have a department email address, you can submit your request for LEO verification by downloading faxing in this request form.


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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    Verification allows officers to discuss issue sensitive to our profession.

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    Great!

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    AIR1COP

    about 6 years ago

    620 Comments

    I agree with COPSTER and snhadley too, but understand that would be a huge job for someone and costly. I would be willing to contribute $$ for phone charges? to call departments for employment verification. I've only been here a short time and 99.99% of the people here are great, respectable and professional. But, in the short time I have been here, I do have a 'short list" of some with stars that are very suspicious by their posts and rudeness. And yes, great post.

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    I agree with COPSTER, I don't have a problem with a re-verification process to confirm cops are talking to cops!

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    bcsodispatcher

    about 6 years ago

    2368 Comments

    If this doesnt get it through their heads, im not sure what else will! Great Post, thanks!

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    Kinder_mapp

    about 6 years ago

    4160 Comments

    Great article. Everyone shoukd understand.

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    hbg522

    about 6 years ago

    7006 Comments

    great idea putting this where everyone can read it and hopefully understand it.

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    bruincop

    about 6 years ago

    52 Comments

    Good to have a place everyone understands

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    Great!

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    SgtGiant

    about 6 years ago

    30 Comments

    Good!

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    mpd_943

    about 6 years ago

    2486 Comments

    Bump!

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    nordy

    about 6 years ago

    800 Comments

    Bump!

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    DarkBlue

    about 6 years ago

    4880 Comments

    I just hope the Verified LEO's are actually LEO's. I heard that some NON-LEO's have snuck through the cracks. Not confirmed.....just what I have read on some PL Forums is all.

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    H2O

    about 6 years ago

    2276 Comments

    I agree with CaptainDan it will benefit everyone to uderstand how things work on this site.

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    Glad your getting this out. It will benefit all sides to know the rules. Thanks

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