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Posted about 1 year ago

 

 I'm working on a 250-500 word essay about why I want to become a police officer. I have a ton of reasons, but I don't know which ones they would like to hear more than others. I have a family background in law enforcement. I feel cocky talking about my own integrity and cheesy talking about honesty and serving others. What are they looking for and how can I stand out from the others?


Thank you everyone :)

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However cheesy, corny or cocky it might sound to you; put in it the essay! Stop trying to second guess what they want to hear. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to enter this profession.


Good luck!


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Don't over-think it. Just start writing and go with the word flow. When you're finished, read it over and make changes but try to stay with the original product as much as possible. That will show your true feelings and intentions.


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dont give them usual super cop wanna be junk about protect n serve. be fresh and captivating you want them to remember you... you will have to answer this question infron of the boad dont say something the guy ahead of you said and so on. tell them inspiring experiences you have had.. everyone has atleast one that inspired them to become a cop

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 Would it sound like a sob story if I told them about how my dad was a peace officer and was poisoned on the job? He didn't pass away directly but it failed his kidneys and he passed away 15 years later. It's hard to explain why that makes me want this career, though. 

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i honestly wouldnt as terrible and unfortunate i wouldnt use your fathers untimely passing to be your only motivation. if your father is the one who is your inpiration to be a cop say that tell how or what day you decided you wanted to be just like him, you want a positive story that pushed you into wanting to become a law enforcement officer. I am sure your father rather hear you say something in that light.


make him live on through you.... RIP

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i honestly wouldnt as terrible and unfortunate i wouldnt use your fathers untimely passing to be your only motivation. if your father is the one who is your inpiration to be a cop say that tell how or what day you decided you wanted to be just like him, you want a positive story that pushed you into wanting to become a law enforcement officer. I am sure your father rather hear you say something in that light.


make him live on through you.... RIP


 


That was very well said, thank you! I have it written already, but I have a paragraph or two to re-verse. He was definitely my inspiration, because he was never bitter about it. He was strong and took everything in stride. I've always hoped to have his character. 


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BigNTS's advice to use your first voice is the best.  Over-editing will strip the genuine quality out of your writing.  Just be grammatically correct so you won't come across sloppy.

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I am curious of your age and level of education. If you wish to stand out it will require a degree and years of law enforcement experience. Trust me you will have heavy competition.

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 Well, I passed the physical and written tests and did the oral board. Thanks everyone for your advice! :)

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Keep us posted on your progress, Phoenix! ; )

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Do yourself a favor.....become a fire fighter.

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I agree with TreeHugger. LE is not the family it use to be.

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Neither is trucking I hear.


Wait if you guys tell the all the GOOD ones not to apply then all we have to look forward to are... JACKASSES!! 


Say it ain't so! 

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Apply to law school instead