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Updated 19 hours ago

Getting hired by another department after being fired from one department - 43 Replies

Don’t give up hope. If it’s a career you really then don’t give up chasing after your dream. I really thought I was never going to get a second...

Josh2345 in Buffalo, New York

Updated 1 month ago

I Wish I Never Became a Police Officer - 115 Replies

I'm a retired officer from the East Coast, and I can honestly say that I wish I never became a police officer. I did my best to do good during my...

Ryangony in Fresh Meadows, New York

Updated 1 month ago

What are the best police officer qualifications and training to get ahead? - 6 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a police officer? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective police...


Updated 1 month ago

Can I get a job as a police officer at the age of 40? - 53 Replies

Are middle aged people considered for law enforcement careers? I worked in corrections for 13 and 1/2 years. I left it for the rail road a few years...

7yearveteran in Palatka, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Forced to Resign or get fired - 16 Replies

Hi, I have a question regarding a kind of enjoying situation. I worked for a PD in Florida 3 years ago and right before my 1:st year mark I got...


Mentally dealing with never being hired full time

Hello. I’m here because I’ve applied to many many agencies and have come very close to being hired but two psych DQs did me in as the last step for...

Chuck in Jasper, Indiana

Updated 3 months ago

I want to apply to the sheriff dept at 45 - 6 Replies

I am looking for tips so this old man can follow his dream I have been an auto mechanic for 20 years and with this economy I have decided to follow...

ThotKnight in Tampa, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Would this disqualify me for hire in nypd - 1 Reply

Hey everyone. Im 24 years old. I recently got fired from another city agency due to a disgreement with another co worker who was my formal friend...

Henry in Oxford, Mississippi

Updated 7 months ago

Is everyone trying to apply for law enforcement these days? - 6 Replies

I've applied to two agencies, LAPD and Sheriffs, and noticed an explosion of applicants there. Several years back I had tried joining the two...

Darrenz in Bloomfield, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Fired from the police department - 5 Replies

hi, i was fired from the NYPD for failure to identify myself as an off duty police officer and also that i waited too long to tell the responding...

Hopeless in nc in Charlotte, North Carolina

Getting back in law enforcement with a F 5 that has would not recommend for employment with any other agencies.

Im kinda in a similar situation,I was a Police Officer in 2010 with almost 2 years under my belt already gained by General cert for the state of...

Security Officer in Vienna, Virginia

Updated 20 months ago

Getting Hired after being fired in Corrections. - 1 Reply

I was in Correction in South Carolina for about 2 years. I did a good job and was quickly advanced to A Training Officer. I had a few issues with a...

Tom in Denver, Colorado

Should I still apply with these two past issues?

I am 29 years old. I am ashamed and regret both of these acts and would like to know if they will prevent me from becoming a police officer. I don't...

Kekangx in Tustin, California

Updated 26 months ago

Can I get a job as a police officer at the age of 40? - 2 Replies

can anyone tell me please if i could get into police department in the age of 40.. i am very much interested and i am interested to divert my career...

Kekangx in Tustin, California

Updated 26 months ago

Becoming a police officer - 1 Reply

I have a few questions for anyone in law enforcment, i am 26 year old woman with a husband and two children in the last 6 months i have realized i...

the42cop in Washington

Updated 28 months ago

Police Officer changing agencies / state and associated issues... - 1 Reply

To any of my brother and sister L.E.O.'s.... I am metaphorically on the radio asking for an assist right now. I was a cop in one state for 10...

RunnerDude78 in Charlottesville, Virginia

Wondering if this will put a nail in my coffin for becoming police officer

Hi, just made it past the written exam, the board, and physical exam. I have the background exam and psych exam left. Have a meeting with the...

Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 49 months ago

Applying for a police job and forced to resign from employment - 1 Reply

I worked for a company for two and half year's. Never had any issues or complaints. One day called into the office was told by superiors that...

Treasure in South Africa

Updated 52 months ago

I need your help - 1 Reply

Can someone lead me in the right direction on where Ican interview a police officer online. I am a Criminal Justice major and a doing a project for...

keybo550@*****.*** in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 59 months ago

police - 1 Reply

Im been for ten year a Police Officer in Puerto Rico,on a detective dept.as technical on,finger print,crime scene tech.photo.tech.forence tech.and...

Brian_MKE in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 60 months ago

Police Academy vs School vs Military (running out of time) - 2 Replies

I am 33, I hate my desk-jockey job, and I am motivated to become a police officer, but I need advice on my step before I waste thousands of dollars...

DUZZYv in Ogden, Utah

Updated 60 months ago

Can I still be a police officer if.. - 1 Reply

Hey, my name is Danni and I have a question regarding something I did as a kid and how it will affect me when applying. When I was 12 years old I...

Chrissy in Katy, Texas

Updated 66 months ago

Bankruptcy? - 7 Replies

Would a credit bankruptcy hurt your chances of passing the background?

sam in Durban, South Africa

Updated 67 months ago

Getting a police officer job. - 39 Replies

How did you get your start doing police officer work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

krs145523 in Texas

Police officer in training needs advice

I am currently in my second week of field training. I spent the last six months going through the police academy. I am struggling with a number of...

Darnell in Dacula, Georgia

Police officer recruit at age 40 with a shady MVR??

I want to follow my dream of being a police officer at age 40, but my MVR is very bad, except for the last 3 1/2 years, I'm clean. I live in Georgia....

Joseph in Pacoima, California

Becoming A Police Officer/ Advise

Hello world I hope all is well and everyone is content. Ok, I would like to become a police officer but I dont know the first thing about it. I am...

2quik in Bay City, Texas

preparation for physical requirements...

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to get stronger in my running, in order to meet the minimum standards of the qualification. Most agency...

J-W- in DC, District of Columbia

Updated 81 months ago

Police Hiring Process - 1 Reply

Hi, I have a police oral and polygraph coming up in two weeks. Now I am scrutinizing everything I have done in the past that could hinder me from...

Minh48 in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 81 months ago

Tips for police officer interviews. - 4 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming police officer interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Minh48 in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 81 months ago

The oral board - 10 Replies

Does anyone have any tips on an up coming oral board? Thanks

joe gagill in Monticello, New York

Updated 83 months ago

Average age - 1 Reply

What is average age when cops start working?

polishox88 in Easton, Pennsylvania

Hiring process

Hey guys, I applied to a police department that is in my town, I literally live 2 minutes from the department and I already took the written test,...

joe in Woodland, California

Updated 84 months ago

Student wanting to be a RCMP Officer - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm currently in Grade 10 and ever since I started high school I have wanted to be a police officer. I'm hoping a current or former officer...

Danny in Ottawa, Ontario

Updated 85 months ago

Would the charleston police dept. hire a 13 year old - 1 Reply

I think they should

Asus186 in Caracas, Venezuela

Goals nearing retirement

I am currently a college student studying criminal justice and have an assignment on goals before retirement. If there are any retired officer or...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

Could I be a cop - 2 Replies

Here's my situation: I have a perfect history with the exception of two things that happened within 3 a month time period over eight years ago. I...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

police officers - 2 Replies

how much does a police officers get in Ga a month?

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

getting past many jobs and how to explain them. - 8 Replies

i have had 20 jobs since 1998 and was wondering if there is anything i do to get past this in the interview. let me explain, i have been fired from...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

Becoming an officer with bad credit history - 2 Replies

I recently went through a divorce and things did work out as planned- so now I have pretty terrible credit. I'm still young (25), but I have a list...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

where can I be a Police Officer? - 1 Reply

I'm looking to start my long life dream of becoming a full time Police Officer. I've been a reserve for 2 years now but with no success of snagging a...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

Where Can I be a Cop? - 4 Replies

I live in Ohio where it is increasingly difficult to get into law enforcement. Civil Service Tests are given to hundreds of applicants with only 1 or...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

In my 3rd year of Criminal Justice - 1 Reply

Hello, I am just wondering what I can do after College? I am an older than average student but I would like to work in investigations. An...

J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 85 months ago

Qualifications - 1 Reply

I am going to graduate with a BS in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. The only run ins with the law I have ever had is a minor in possesion of...

J-W in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Updated 85 months ago

Past - 1 Reply

I want to be a LEO, but when I was 17, which was 5 years ago, I gave away my OxyContin to a guy who sold them then gave me the money at a later time....

aly in Northampton, United Kingdom


Do police officers get posted to other stations, towns, departments

Dwil in Draper, Utah

Updated 87 months ago

opening mail during a homicide investigation - 2 Replies

can the police open unopened mail found at a residence where the dead person is suspected homicide?


U.S. Mint Police Officers?

Anyone here on the job at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia? Put in an application and wanted to get a feel for what it's like there?

thunderbirds in New York

Updated 93 months ago



TrentLEO in Ohio

Updated 94 months ago

Where is a great place for a position for a police officer in Illinois? - 2 Replies

I am a recent graduate of a university with a bachelors degree in criminal social justice. Living in Illinois, it has been increasingly difficult to...

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