Where can I find out about police jobs? As new folks look for work as police officers and agencies lay off existing employees and cut back on hiring it can be difficult to even find out who is hiring cops. Naturally the first places to look for police jobs are at Internet sites like Monster, and your state unemployment office. The classified ad section of your local Sunday newspaper is a time tested source for jobs. Since not as many people read the newspaper as use the Internet, you may get a jump on some less well publicized jobs.
Next check out your state regulatory agency for police training. The Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) at www.post.ca.gov is that agency for
Next, go to the websites of the parent agency for the department you want to work for. Cities, counties and specialized agencies often have their own websites that link to law enforcement jobs. Sometimes agencies recruit through their human resources department rather than through their police departments, so going directly to the city website can be helpful. Other agencies recruit directly and so, lastly, go to the various police websites and look for work. There’s work out there, you just gotta find it; that’s what the SGT Says.