Hiring for police work is very different from hiring in other career paths, reports RJ, a police officer using a pen name (rescuehumor.com). In the end, though, it does all boil down to whether youve prepared yourself for your career choice.
RJ marvels at some of the people interviewing to become police men and women. One man, for example, announced that he knew why his own crimes of theft went unsolved, which meant hed be good at catching criminals.
A woman whose formal education stopped with a high school diploma felt that her background wouldnt be a barrier, because she never missed an episode of CSI, both Las Vegas and Miami.
A man who was nervous about his interview had some drinks to calm down. We had him on video driving into our parking lot, RJ mentions. He was arrested on DUI charges.
In this occupation the employer tends to do background work prior to interviewing. We want to verify the persons answers to questions, RJ says. We also run an applicants record. Ive seen multiple instances of people with arrest warrants coming in to interview. Facebook pages with negative remarks about police and other inappropriate messages dont sit well either. Dr. Mildred Culp welcomes your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.