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The percentage of women in law enforcement is hovering under 15 percent, according to the National Center for Women & Policing, and it's not increasing. Here's straight talk from current and former female police officers as to why we'd all be better off if that percentage rose, what's been holding the numbers down and which women are needed to fill the gap. Why More Female Officers Benefit Everyone Research and history have disproved t... more
TERRE HAUTE -- It's been almost a year since Luke Faulkner returned from military service in Iraq. He's been unemployed since then, looking for a job without success. But on Monday, Faulkner and more than 60 other veterans in the Wabash Valley took advantage of a career fair hosted by the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute as a way of welcoming America's veterans back to civilian life. "I thought this was an outstanding chance to se... more
When job seekers thinking about a law enforcement career contemplate their ultimate professional goals in police work, they typically think of promotions to sergeant, lieutenant or captain. But there are other careers within law enforcement to consider, including a number of specialized disciplines that allow these professionals to stay involved in policing without spending most of their workday on the streets. Here are a few of the dozens of ... more
Police department rules and procedures are intended to insure officers make correct decisions in a variety of situations. These questions start by stating a set of rules and then ask the candidate to apply those rules to specific case situations. Most rule and procedure interpretation questions are basically reading comprehension type questions. You read the rule or procedure and use logic to apply the rule to the situation. Strategies PAY ... more
Are you nearing the end of your military service contract/career and considering a new career in law enforcement? Police Officers and Military Personnel are a special breed of people. For the most part, we have an attraction to action, conflict, and non-simplistic lifestyles where everything can change in a moments notice. We also like working in structured environments where we often form close bonds with our fellow employees. However, i... more
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