Second languages, internships, law enforcement experience, special recommendations, awards, and certifications help you stand out better.
2. Do you have any advice on how to lose weight fast as I prepare for the physical fitness test and/or the training academy?
If you’re overweight, I recommend that you click here to watch a training video that will show you 1 simple method that burns fat fast.
3. Where can I get info on the police oral board interview?
Head over to the Police Panel Interview discussion forum for tips and advice.
4. I submitted my application over a months ago. I haven’t heard anything yet.
Call the recruiting office you’ve submitted the application to. Don’t be a pest, but ask them if they have received your application and what the current status is.
5. How do I become a police officer?
Here’s an article I wrote explaining the entire process step-by-step. Click Here to read the article.
6. Where can I download a study guide to help prepare for the police entrance exam & the oral interview?
You can get a comprehensive police exam study guide, as well as an oral board interview review guide Here.
7. How long does the application process take once you hand in your paperwork?
The amount of time varies from department to department, and the current needs of the agency. However, you should expect the process to last up to 6 months from the date you hand in your application. If you successfully complete the process from beginning to end, and subsequently placed on the eligibility list for future hire, it may take up to a year or more before you are offered the position.
8. How do I prepare for the polygraph test… What questions will I be asked?
Here’s an article I wrote explaining the entire process step-by-step: ——> Advice On The Polygraph Test
At the panel interview you will be briefed about the details of what it takes to be a police officer, the job description, potential dangers, quality of life, and other work-related subject matter about the current PD.
Regarding what you should know about the agency, here’s how I look at it. You are planning on spending the rest of your life in your new job. Therefore, you should know everything you possibly can about the job. Wouldn’t you agree?
10. Is there a study guide that will help me prepare for the police academy?
Yes. Click Here to download your police academy study guide
11. Maybe you could also write about the benefits of being in law enforcement?
The benefits range from great pay and health care, to paid vacations and possibly take home car, all the way up to 20-year retirement pension plan.
12. Do you recommend listing references, if so how many?
Listing references is a great way for you to stand out. If your references are current employees at the agency you want to get hired at or another Law Enforcement Agency, you may seem that much more credible to the interview panel.
13. my physical fitness test is around the corner and I need to get into better shape, what do you recommend?
Head over to the Pass The Police Fitness Test website, the web’s most comprehensive list of physical training programs to help you conquer your fitness test.