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Hey all I was wondering if anyone knows of any kind of agency or anything LE related that has part-time summer jobs.

I'm in college right now and need a summer job. Something LE related that can help my future resume would be great, but I don't know if any of those jobs exist. I emailed my local police chief but he never replied. So only thing I can think of is Mall Security Guard, but I want something better...

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Call or go into the station, emails are not taken as serious inquiries a lot of times, especially to the chief.


Call the training bureau or go in to talk to them.  They may have an internship or a non-sworn position such as a service tecnician or something.

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Thanks amsgator. Another question about that then. How should I go about it? Like who should I talk to and ask for when I go in? I don't want to look clueless when I go in.

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Whatever you do, DO NOT work as a mall security cop.  You will probably regret it one day, when you do get a job as a LEO and look back at what you did. 


 


When you go in to talk with someone at your local agency, act confident, but not cocky.  An internship at a decent sized agency will look great on your resume.  Just ask questions when you go in to talk. We have all been in your shoes and were worried about what to say and do.  So just remember that the Sgt, Lt, Captain or whoever you talk to was in your shoes one day. 

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Haha I'm looking for a summer job PERIOD.  Over 50 apps and no phone calls, blasted economy.


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Haha I'm looking for a summer job PERIOD.  Over 50 apps and no phone calls, blasted economy.



50 LE apps or just apps total?!?!

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Thanks amsgator. Another question about that then. How should I go about it? Like who should I talk to and ask for when I go in? I don't want to look clueless when I go in.



I'd probably ask for the training Sergeant or training LT.  You could also try their Human Resources Division and let them know what you are wanting to do.

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Thankk you

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Haha I'm looking for a summer job PERIOD.  Over 50 apps and no phone calls, blasted economy.



50 LE apps or just apps total?!?!



Just apps total.  I'm not LEO age yet.


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Try your state parks. A lot of times they hire part time help in the summer to help patrol. They do that here in NY


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OO that would work out well for me too because 1 is very closeby. Are the patrolers considered LEO's or Security Guards?

 


And nccop78 can you tell me what would I regret about being a security guard?


 


And once again thanks for all the replies guys.

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Bogman, another idea would be to talk with one of your CJ professors.  They usually can steer you towards agencies that are looking for summer help or interns.  My angency, it seems, almost always has an intern or two.  With two universities and a community college in my jurisdiction we ge frequent requests.  Just be ready to do some really boring stuff that will look good on a resume.


Oh, there is really nothing wrong with mall security, it's a job many LEOs once did. 


 

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Some malls have LEOs working alongside mall security guards so that would give you a chance to get to know some LEOs and learn about the department they work for. Being a hospital security guard wouldn't be bad either, especially if you're allowed to carry all the duty gears, ASP, pepper spray, handcuffs and Taser minus a firearm of course.


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OO that would work out well for me too because 1 is very closeby. Are the patrolers considered LEO's or Security Guards?

 


And nccop78 can you tell me what would I regret about being a security guard?


 


And once again thanks for all the replies guys.


The part time summer park  jobs I  know of are unarmed and you would be considered security, not LEO (there are also summer park jobs that are not security, such as concession stand work, etc.).  You wold not be hired (even part time) as a LEO w/o state certification, I I don't know of any agency that will certify a temporary part time employee.

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Hey all I was wondering if anyone knows of any kind of agency or anything LE related that has part-time summer jobs.

I'm in college right now and need a summer job. Something LE related that can help my future resume would be great, but I don't know if any of those jobs exist. I emailed my local police chief but he never replied. So only thing I can think of is Mall Security Guard, but I want something better...


 



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Contact the Ocean City Maryland Police Department; they for years have had a "part time police officer" program for criminal justice students. I haven't vacationed there in years, but I think I'm safe in saying the program probably still exists.


Oops answered my own question; here is the link to their website for the "seasonal police officer program."


http://www.ocpdmd.com/seasonal.html


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Hey all I was wondering if anyone knows of any kind of agency or anything LE related that has part-time summer jobs.

I'm in college right now and need a summer job. Something LE related that can help my future resume would be great, but I don't know if any of those jobs exist. I emailed my local police chief but he never replied. So only thing I can think of is Mall Security Guard, but I want something better...


 



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Contact the Ocean City Maryland Police Department; they for years have had a "part time police officer" program for criminal justice students. I haven't vacationed there in years, but I think I'm safe in saying the program probably still exists.


Oops answered my own question; here is the link to their website for the "seasonal police officer program."


http://www.ocpdmd.com/seasonal.html



I looked at that link and i find it just plain scary 190 hrs. of training and a cop, that as bad as KS where i live.

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I looked at that link and i find it just plain scary 190 hrs. of training and a cop, that as bad as KS where i live.



That is pretty ridiculous.  Our training is 700+ hours