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Hello Policelink world! I have a quick question about gaining experience to become an LEO.


I have been plugging away at becomoming and LEO for a year now and I have talked to a few officers who have recommended I become a Detention Officer to gain experience. They say that it would look good on my resume and will give me invaluable experience. Is this true? If so, the MCSO is hiring for Detention Officers and I will get into that process, but I don't want to waste my time going down a path that doesn't get me anywhere. Thanks guys, I really  appreciate your wisdom and input.

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Follow their advice.

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Sheriff Joe is hiring???? I'm there!!! 


 


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There are many jobs in the justice system that are classified as a sworn peace officer but their functions and responsibilities are different, as well as their academies and training. However, they are on the same team.  

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as my brother law enforcement officers have advised, the competition for law enforcement positions is for the most part pretty tight. Guys coming home from the military, college grads who cannot find a job in their field, and us regular guys who always wanted to be a cop. I would say that if law enforcement is your calling, you do whatever you can to get your foot in the door, Even joining a corrections staff will get you started in the system, background check, basic academy, a paycheck in the mean time, contact with other law professionals. Maybe even consider moving to a city or jurisdiction that may provide better hiring opportunities. best of luck in your search.

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Thanks for your input! I went ahead and applied for the D.O. and I have an orientation scheduled for Tuesday the 21st. I'll keep you guys posted!


 

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Thanks for your input! I went ahead and applied for the D.O. and I have an orientation scheduled for Tuesday the 21st. I'll keep you guys posted!


 


Hey, I don't mean to take this off topic, but how did you put in an application there? I've been looking and looking and each time it says they are not accepting NEW applications, not for deputies or detention officers... Did you put in an application awhile back?



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The application windows are VERY short, sometimes only 24 hours. You just have to stay on top of checking it every day almost. I just happened to check on the right  day, I know they just finished an application window but I'm sure there will be another one soon. If I see it I'll PM you. How's the process with Mesa?


 

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Ah I see! That would be why.. I must of missed it lol. No problem, I'll just have to check it alot like you said. And yeah it would be great if you let me know if you see it, thanks! I made it through the oral board which I'm psyched about, and now I'm just waiting for them to call me to schedule a polygraph. You've been through the whole process right? Did you have an interview with a BI before the polygraph? Oh and, I don't know if you're interested, but Scottsdale was looking for police communications dispatchers last week, they may still be taking applications for it. In any case it's a foot in the door.


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Oh! And the Sheriff's Posse is a good way to get your name out there too. I was a member of the Gila County Sheriff's Posse, but my family and I moved to Phoenix, so it didn't help as much as if I had stayed and tried to get on with the GCSO. But it's volunteer and it's law enforcement volunteering to boot, which looks great on a resume.


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"Never give up, NEVER BACK DOWN!"

"I'm a peacock! You gotta let me fly!!"