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Free Law Enforcement Hiring Guide

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Congratulations on choosing a career in Law Enforcement.

Getting Started is easy, just watch the video and follow the directions. This hiring guide will give you a basic understanding of how the hiring process works. At the bottom of the page, you can either choose a support level or continue with no support and apply for a Law Enforcement job directly. Thank you for your interest in Job Support Services and good luck on your job search. 

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This Hiring Guide is designed to give you an overview of the hiring process used by Law Enforcement employers. A career in Law Enforcement is a unique opportunity to help protect and serve fellow Americans. 

The main goal of a Law enforcement officer is to protect life and property, find and arrest criminals, preserve the peace, enforce laws, and to prevent and detect crime. Law enforcement officers can be work in city, county, state or federal agencies.

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Step One: Starting Your Law Enforcement Career

The most important step of getting a career in Law Enforcement is to obtain a copy of the “Job Announcement”. It is available from the city, state, or federal agency that is responsible for administering the exam. Most department websites contain information on the positions they are hiring for.

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Step Two: Search for Available Jobs

Most of the standard requirements to work in law enforcement are objective and easy to interpret; for example, you either are or are not old enough, or you either have a driver license, or you don’t. On the other hand, there are a couple of requirements that may leave you wondering still whether you’re qualified for the job.

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Step Three: Take the Law Enforcement Exam

Taking the Law Enforcement Exam is the most important part of the hiring process. A passing score is 80, but in order to receive an invitation to the interview you will need to score in the high 80’s to 90’s. 

Step Four: Prepare for the Interview

The names and applications of the highest-ranking candidates are referred to the selecting official.  Applicants who are selected may or may not receive an interview.  It is important to record an high score on the exam in order to be selected  for an interview.

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Why Use Job Support Services?

Over 80% of all applicants fail to complete the hiring process due to being unprepared. Every applicant handles the stress of a timed exam differently, knowing what to expect is half the battle. The failure rates alone prove the case that preparation will increase your chances of getting hired. 

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