Monday, April 6, 2015

Getting Hired

The first thing you need to do to get hired by a police agency is to have a good background.  Graduate from high school.  If you did not, then either go back to school or get a GED.  Get good grades in school so that your record is clean.  The police academy is difficult and the police employer would want to know you can pass the academics.

Have a good employment history.  Don't change jobs frequently, and if you have to change jobs, then you should have an excellent reason, it is difficult and time consuming to hire you and the police don't like turn over.  Your personal life should be clean too.  Don't break the law, if you are going to enforce the law, you should not be breaking it.  Don't take drugs or use alcoholic beverages.  Don't smoke marijuana, even if it is legal in your state.

Your credit should be good, your use of money should indicate you are responsible.  You also don't want to be subject to bribery because of high debts.  Your social life should be conservative.  Police need to get along well with others, but they should not be bouncing between relationships frequently.  It shows a lack of maturity and responsibility.

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