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 I am sure this question is brought up a lot, but does being in the military raise your chances of being hired as a LEO?


i am considering being a Marine Reserve, i think it would be a great honor serving my country, even though i will be a reserve, but the honor is still there! I want to be able to protect and serve the nation, but i also want to be a community protector! So will it raise my chances having military experience?

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Go active duty and do 20 years. You didn't state your age. Do 20 and then draw a retirement and then seek a police officer position.

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Go active duty and do 20 years. You didn't state your age. Do 20 and then draw a retirement and then seek a police officer position.


i am 23 years old


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uncledennis1 says ...

Go active duty and do 20 years. You didn't state your age. Do 20 and then draw a retirement and then seek a police officer position.



As usual sound advise from UncleDennis1


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Any and all law enforcement agencies  prefer a vet and you WILL receive extra points on your entrance exam for this.

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Not a LEO and fully respect the military and to a degree agree with Uncle Dennis, however, the OP should check with the areas he's thinking of applying to be a LEO. In my area they cut off is age 35. If he served 20 yrs he would be too old and not eligible to apply even with his military background. I do know of Agencies who have hired people who are in the reserves and that was part of what they liked, I even know of one or two who were in the Academy and were activated. They were still considered part of their Agency when they returned and when they returned went back to the Academy and finished their recruit training.

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 When you are referring to MY title, put a US in front of it.


United States Marine. I think we have earned it.

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TreeHugger719 says ...



 When you are referring to MY title, put a US in front of it.


United States Marine. I think we have earned it.



You don't have to think hard about that. You DO deserve it!!


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Allow me to expound a bit on what my friend cops1521 stated..If you are activated into the armed forces at any stage of your recruit training or after you have put on the  badge you will definately be able to return to said agency,as that is a federal law.In my state we could freeze our retirement after twenty years and receive full pay after twenty five.The state law cut-off was ergo forty years of age due to said retirement law.Mandatory retirement age was sixty ,however on could apply for one year extentions up to sixty five years of age.---A forty year old female applicant was rejected due to age.Her attorney threatened a federal age discrimination suit and she was allowed on the job.

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A hitch in the service always looks good on an application; try for a LE-related career field regardless of the branch of service you choose. While you are in, take advantage of the educational benefits and work on getting a degree during your off-duty time. You'll have the best of both worlds to show a future employer !!

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Yes being in the service will help your chances. Like mentioned before you will get extra points on your test. Also you can substitute years of service for  required college hours. I have been listing LE jobs all over the US the last few months and have seen many agencies list a min and max age. And the max age range was  38-43. You can even get stipends for your service(not many agencies do this). But it all depends on the agency. It is a must to do your research. Just call up the agencies and the recruiters will answer your questions. To me that's the easiest way. If you already have college hours then you might not even need to go to the US Marines. All the jobs we put on our site for people list all qualifications, and stipends if available plus other important info.

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Yes being in the service will help your chances. Like mentioned before you will get extra points on your test. Also you can substitute years of service for  required college hours. **Snipped**



Most agencies apply a credit for Military Service, but not always on the test. Additionally, there are agencies that will give "Residency" Credit (if you live in the community the agency serves). Depends on the agency. Our agency does not give tests. That's left up to a Civil Service Board, which gives tests for all City Positions.


Also, not all agencies will substitute years of military service for college credits. On the same hand, not all colleges will do it either. Check with agencies you are interested in to see exactly how they treat Military Service.


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