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    Hello All,

    I flew in last night to Atlanta, and I must say it feels
    great to be back in the States again.

    Now I am online and sending resumes to different depts
    as I am serious about pursuing a career in law enforcement.

    Any tips from you Leo's out there on where to begin this
    process? Anyone know about some job openings?

    Thanks all for the replies and help.

    Erik

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement is hiring Agents all across the U.S.

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    I think there are also some DRO positions available. DRO is Deportation and Removal Officer.
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    First of all be honest about your past. Any past history is fair game as is any social networking sites that you have.

    If all is clear for you then start pounding out resumes and networking. If you're willing to leave home the major metro departments are usually hiring.

    Good luck with your search.
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    If you are looking in a state that allows open enrollment into an academy, get certified. If not, pick out a handful of departments that suit your needs. Look at size, structure, equipment, political climate, PAY etc. Keep in mind that you are not only looking at right now, but for the future as well.

    Then, once you have narrowed it down to a handful of departments, start making yourself known. Do some ride alongs. Find a need and volunteer to fill that hole. Before you know it, you will be a fixture in the department, and light years ahead of other candidates.
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    If you are looking in a state that allows open enrollment into an academy, get certified.
    Sixto,

    I checked on Florida, and they offer a "Basic Recruit Certification
    Program" that is 843 hours thats offered at a community college?

    If I take this course would they accept it in other states? or is
    it best to take the course in which state you think that you will
    be working?

    Sorry for all the questions..this is all new to me.

    Erik

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    Take it in the state that you want to work. They are all different. Florida is a good place to start IMO. Pay tends to be half way decent in the population centers, and jobs seem plentiful.

    Once you have been working for a while, then you can transfer to other states, after you take some legal updates and such.
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    If you intend to stay local in GA, try here:
    Georgia Public Safety Training Center
    If you could be considered a resident for the last year (even if you were abroad), you may be able to go to an academy "Pre-Service," meaning not being sponsored by any particular agency, and use a HOPE grant to pay for it. That may make you more desirable to an agency as they won't have to pay not only for the tuition but for your salary during training. The basic law enforcement training course would be good for any local department in the state of GA. The Georgia State Patrol is a different program and, as was noted above, every state tends to be different and may or may not recognize training from another state. Good luck!

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    ps, also try posting here, not just under GA (which is this link) but under any state you may have an interest in:
    Georgia - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com

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    You might want to check this forum:

    Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com - Powered by vBulletin

    It also has individual forums for each state, with LEOs posting current job openings.

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    Florida State Troopers are begging for applicants...the process is long and involved...I've heard that from a number of individuals...it's start.
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    Thanks everyone for the info/help.

    I found a lot of openings in southwest Illinois,
    It's close to east St.Louis though

    I grew up in St.Louis, Missouri so I am familar with
    that area...the winters in the mid west are not the
    best.

    Think I'm going to try Florida, first.. I got the name
    of the guy who runs the basic recruit program so,
    I will talk to him tomorrow by phone and go from
    there.

    Will keep everyone updated.

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    What's your background? Military? Prior MP? Prior Police Reserves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    What's your background? Military? Prior MP? Prior Police Reserves?
    Just welding and World travel.

    I think I can still beat the other recruits on the physical
    test and of course the range

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post

    I think I can still beat the other recruits on the physical
    test and of course the range
    Unfortunately, that doesn't count for much. The 'range skills' might even prove to be a hinderance.
    Sell yourself on your people and communication skills I'm sure you have picked up during your travels.

    Leave the range stuff alone until later.
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