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Becoming an officer?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by krimson, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    krimson

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    After my 4 years or more is up with the Army i want to become a Sheriff or a State Police (that's what i really want to be).
    My question is being in the military has its advantage over normal civilian people applying for the state police academy? Im working on getting my 2 years of college also.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    My question is being in the military has its advantage over normal civilian people applying for the state police academy.
    Learn to read, and you aren't a cop so don't even post here. Im asking cops not 18 year old kids.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    And you may want to get 4 yrs of college instead of just 2
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    There is no ? in the statement nor does it reflect an actual question.

    It should look like this:
    My question is: "Does being in the military give me an advantage over normal civilian people applying for the state police academy?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    During your 4-year tenure try to get a law enforcement/security role in the Army. MP?

    Favoritism for military background will vary widely state by state and even from agency to agency. They all publicly
    post their hiring procedure and preferences.. call or stop by the local sheriff office and police station and ask for a copy of their hiring criteria.. tell them your plans. I'll bet they'll give you a good idea of what counts big in their particular setting.

    For example, out here I know the Sheriffs office requires a 4-year degree. The local police do not, HS diploma is fine... probably why our beat cops can't figure out how to properly use a taser gun :)
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Alright, lets be kind please.

    It is true that the question in the original post was not worded as a question - but hey, so what... it was easy enough to infer what was being asked. And these are web posts after all, not an English 101 paper :) Cheers!
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Yeah. It was a little hard to find a question in there...

    To answer it, YES. Your military experience will give you an edge over non-military in most cases. You may even be able to use your service time towards retirement in your law enforcement career.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Grow up kid, im looking for advice not some dumb ass getting off topic.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    Alright, thanks for the info.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    Maybe you should try to become a grammar cop on every post in the entire world, its the internet not a English paper. Plus im trying to use this site on a Iphone,
    i don't have the comfort of being home and being on a desktop. You also came off like a dick, you should of said hey put a question mark.
     
  11. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Hey may only be 2 years older then you, BUT he's written a blank check to his country up to the amount of his life.....

    Show some respect jackass.
     
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    meh, posted at the same time...... Still think you're a jackass though;)
     
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    lol...Some people don't get it
     
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    I do believe he has earned the right to stay in this country regardless of his abilities to use punctuation, by serving his country. Correct me if I am wrong, but that is how I see it.




    Furthermore, I think you meant GTFO OF our country.
     
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    I just went to a criminal justice career fair last week being that I'm a CJ major, and most agencies and departments took military experience in place of college and counted that as education. It should give you an edge after you complete the academy as compared to someone who just graduated from the academy.

    Good Luck man
     
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    Just don't post here, you are only keeping this thread off topic. Im looking for information not a lesson in english.
     
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    Thanks for your service and good luck
     
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    Wow, that got off topic quick...

    Most police departments, I would say, have a preference for former military. Considering that most police department are a quasi military organization, military folks fit right in. Discipline and maturity of soldiers are a plus and agencies look for that. Work on your associates degree while the in the military and after that work towards your bachelor's degree. Criminal justice majors aren't necessary, just having a degree adds to the well roundness of the individual applying.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    It will help IMHO! But the one big strike I see going against you is still your age. Again my opinion. Alot of the Law Enforcement people are worried about getting sued and older guys seem to make better decisions. In your case your military, have lived on your own, had to make and keep a budget, been away from home and most likely since your in the military you haven't robbed any banks that anyone knows about....I think you have a leg up on others your same age or within 3-5 years of your same age but what may hurt is if you have to compete against a guy who has a family or a minority...unless your a minority. But still you got alot going for you. Schooling is one. Keep plugging away at the school and you may want to consider reenlisting into a technical field that will make you look like a tech geek. PD like people who seem to be geeky like. Not sure that is what your agency will be like but again this is just my opinion.

    In any case good luck. Remember they will polygraph you so make sure you answer all questions truthfully....EVERYTHING even the time you had sex with the neighbors dog or your 78 year old Aunt Betty when no one was home...(just kidding) I'm an old guy and I was a PO in the 70's. You will enjoy it...
     
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