Clerical Positions In LEO?

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Clerical Positions In LEO?

Post by Rugg07 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:19 pm

Hey all,
Count me as another student interested in persuing a career in law enforcement. Right now, I'm interested in working at a police department in a clerical capacity while I'm in school, and work my way up from there.

My question for any one who might have some insight is, would this be a wise plan/thing to do? And also, i'll of course be finding out myself, but are such positions usually available open? Thanks in advance for any info :smile

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Post by freehunter » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:50 pm

Welcome to FSN first of all. Second at most sheriff's offices they have job listing posted you might want to look there they show requirements etc. Or you could do a google search and it should assist you. Good luck with career.

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your best bet...

Post by FLEMTP » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:14 pm

your best bet for a position like that is to get on as a 911 dispatcher. You get to know the officers, and the people in the dept, and get a good feel for how it all works. Plus, many times, if you're good at what you do, and prove yourself, many police depts will sponsor you to the police academy. I know many officers that got their start as a 911 dispatcher.
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Re: your best bet...

Post by Guest » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:52 am

FLEMTP wrote:your best bet for a position like that is to get on as a 911 dispatcher.....................I know many officers that got their start as a 911 dispatcher.
This is your best bet. You get to know the ins and outs of police work and you are several steps ahead of your competition. As a matter of fact, many dispatchers usually know the LEO side of the job knowledge wise (not practical) better than most LEO's. Dispatching has it's advantages, if you can do it. ](*,)

There is always a need for good dispatchers, it is a high stress position and has alot of turnover, It isn't for everyone though.

Furthermore, if you are going to school, the agencies will usually pay for college.

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Post by Rugg07 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:04 pm

Thanks so much for the welcome and advice, guys. My only concern with a dispatcher position is the responsibility and stress involved, while simultaneously handling school. I wouldn't want to let anyone down or slip in such a position, as lives could be at stake and dependent on my abilities and competency.

I would like to work in the offices though, for the reasons that FLEMTP mentioned (getting to know the department, having the department getting to know me) while I get through the school business.

Also from what i've read on these boards, it looks like BSO might not be an option right now, but I do plan on checking them out as well anyway. Thanks again everyone :smile

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