Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Compressed recruiting

May 17, 2017

This brief news item reports targeted recruiting by the Gwinnett County, Georgia police aimed at filling 123 open positions. The department offers testing and preliminary background checks over a 2-day period at strategically selected off-site locations. A recent visit to Rochester, NY, where local police hiring is slow due to a cumbersome civil service process, resulted in 54 applicants receiving conditional job offers.

Major Cities Chiefs Association

May 14, 2017

Here is a position announcement for Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, an organization of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada. (The current Executive Director, Darrel Stephens, is retiring at the end of the year.) Applications will be accepted through June 15.

Best states for a police career

May 10, 2017

Here’s another of those lists. It ranks the states (and DC) based on 20 criteria in 3 general categories: opportunity & competition for police jobs, police hazards & protections, and quality of life. The best state for a police career is North Dakota, followed by Connecticut and New York. The worst is Louisiana, followed by Arkansas and Alaska.

Recruiting challenges widespread

March 19, 2017

This article reviews hiring difficulties facing police agencies around the country. Many are below authorized strength for reasons such as the improving economy, stagnating police wages, the demanding nature of the job, and negative perceptions following high-profile death in custody incidents.

Position open at PERF

February 24, 2017

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, DC has an opening for a senior associate/project manager, according to this announcement. It requires at least 10 years relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree, with further education preferred.

Internships with UN in Italy

January 31, 2017

The UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) based in Italy has posted 14 internship openings (unpaid) for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an application deadline of February 21. For more information go here.


Best places to look for police jobs

January 12, 2017

The internet is full of dubious rankings of best places to live, best to retire, etc. This column crunched data on police hiring, salaries, cost of living, and crime to rank order metropolitan areas combining job availability and desirability. Los Angeles came in first; the only metro regions east of the Mississippi making the top ten were Atlanta and DC.

On-line degrees

September 30, 2016

This article discusses the viability of on-line degrees for police employment. Most agencies seem to accept them as long as the school is accredited. Hiring officials report looking at grades and academic progress more closely than the format of the program.

Seasonal police employment

August 28, 2016

The Ocean City Police Department in Maryland hires well over 100 seasonal police officers and public safety aides every summer. Their recruitment page is here. The next testing dates are October 22/23.

Police employment in NJ

March 23, 2016

This article provides a useful description of the three routes to police employment in New Jersey (which has the highest police salaries in the country) — state civil service testing, testing through the chiefs’ association, and paying your own way through the police academy.