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Any Advice for a Law Enforcement career?


melsew alemu Pocatello, ID

Looking for advice on searching for a career in law enforcement

16 March 2020 2 replies Career Exploration



Rob Gasperetti Locust Valley, NY

Hello Melsew,

That should be very easy. It seems like every department is looking. The issue is that more and more State and City Police Departments have a prerequisite of education or military.

I worked as a Detective with the NYPD and spent some time in personnel, doing pre-hire investigations. We require 60 credits or 24 months active duty. That seems to be a national standard. If you need the college, there are online programs and credits available for life experience. You probably have enough already. I had to help those that needed the college credits by finding ways to get them (both as it was my job and also a good way to get qualified cops, especially the military vets.)

If you want to chat about it let me know. -Rob

18 March 2020 Helpful answer


Charles Bowles New York, NY

Hi Melsew,

I would recommend looking at our community section and refine by "Law Enforcement and Security". From there you can find people with experience in law enforcement and send them a direct message.



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