Applying to Multiple Agencies

I am frequently asked whether it is a good strategy to apply to several police departments simultaneously. I believe it can generally be problematic for the applicant. On the one hand, it may seem completely rational to increase the likelihood of getting hired by being in the selection process for several agencies. On the other…

You Will Never Be Bored – Assignment Diversity

You will never be bored again! Very few professions provide a wider choice of assignment opportunities than law enforcement. The breadth and scope of specialty assignments available are staggering. The number of specialty details available is dependent upon the mission, size, and capabilities of the agency, but the universal truth is the larger the agency,…

The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

One of the hallmarks of a profession is the existence of a Code of Ethics. Medical doctors trace their Code of Ethics, also known as an oath, to the Greek physician Hippocrates in 370 BC. In law enforcement, there is the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics traceable to 1957. The Definition of Ethics:  A philosophy that behaviors…