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Part Time Police Position

Mercer Borough

Mercer, PA
Mercer, PA
Today
   PART-TIME POLICE POSITION
Mercer Borough is accepting applications for a part-time police  officer position from qualified persons.  Applicants must have successfully completed PA ACT #120 training and must provide a current certification card along with resume’ and valid driver’s license.
 &n...
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Police - Fire - Laborer

City of Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights, MI
Dearborn Heights, MI
16 days ago
City of Dearborn Heights is seeking candidates for:
911 Civilian Dispatch
Police Officer
Firefighter
Laborer
Librarian
PT Seasonal Workers
See full job descriptions and qualifications online at www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us.
Apps must be into HR Dept (6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127) by June 16.
313-791-3420 EOE
Click to a...
16 days ago
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Police Recruit

Colorado Springs Public Safety

POC 705 S Nevada, CO
POC 705 S Nevada, CO
Today
JOB This job posting is scheduled to be open through July 5, 2021; however, we reserve the right to close this posting prior to the closing date listed above should sufficient applications be received prior to the closing date. Please apply early to ensure your application is accepted.Upon successful completion of the Police Aca...
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Company Logo Journey Mental Health Center
Company Logo Journey Mental Health Center

Crisis Worker/Police Team (210149)

Journey Mental Health Center

Madison, WI
Madison, WI
12 days ago
Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW
We have an opening for a Crisis Worker/Police Team in our Emergency Services Unit program! The Crisis Worker/Police Team (CCSI) position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services pr...
12 days ago
Company Logo Allied Universal
Company Logo Allied Universal

Armed Company Police

Allied Universal

Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake, VA
8 days ago
At Allied Universal®, we continue to build an inclusive, Be Phenomenal® culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse workplace. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities in which we serve. Allied Universal offers so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take grea...
8 days ago
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Campus Police Law Enforcement Officer

John A Logan College

Carterville, IL
Carterville, IL
3 days ago
Campus Police Law Enforcement Officer
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
•Patrols campus and enforces laws of the State of Illinois and policies of John A. Logan College to provide a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors
•Regularly patrols campus parking lots to deter criminal activity and disturbances
•Respon...
3 days ago
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Borough of State College United Way Campaign

State College, PA
State College, PA
13 days ago
he State College Borough would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this email and attachments to anyone you know and/or your list serve of members that may be interested in the opportunity to test to become a State College Police Officer. The State College Borough is now accepting applications for police testing to j...
13 days ago
Company Logo CorTech LLC
Company Logo CorTech LLC
Chatsworth, CA
6 days ago
!!Cortech LLC !!
Is HIRING 50+ General Warehouse Positions!
Immediate Hire!
Monday- Friday
Occasional Weekends
Over Time
1st 2nd 3rd Shifts Available!
Machine Operators
Forklift Operators
Quality Control
Packer
Compounder
Cycle Counter
Warehouse
No Experienced REQUIRED.
Apply in person at: DECTONLI
8843 Canoga Ave
Canoga Park CA 91304
Call 818...
6 days ago
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!st Shift Production Operator - Packaging

1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC

Sycamore, IL
Sycamore, IL
23 days ago
The production operator is a critical role in our blending operations in Sycamore,Il. Incumbents in this role are responsible for all aspects of the production process from gathering raw materials to helping with sifting, packing and shipping of final products.California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")The Company is committed to c...
23 days ago
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Law Enforcement

Syracuse Recruiting Battalion

Canastota, NY
Canastota, NY
1 day ago
Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Military Police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prev...
1 day ago
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Law Enforcement Jobs Overview

Law enforcement plays a vital role in keeping the public safe and maintaining law and order. When you work in law enforcement, your job is to protect lives and property, as well as build trust between law enforcement and communities. Many law enforcement jobs are open to candidates with a high school diploma who have the right skills and training.

As law enforcement personnel, you’ll be responsible for responding to emergencies, patrolling assigned areas, conducting investigations, obtaining warrants, observing suspicious activities, and preparing written reports and forms. You may work at the local, state, or federal level, depending on your credentials. Across the board, there will always be a need for law enforcement personnel. Over the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% increase in police and detective jobs.

If you’re interested, you can expand your search for protective services jobs by checking out these similar positions:

Law Enforcement Training and Skills

The level of education needed to work in law enforcement depends on the jurisdiction and agency you plan on working in. Police officers typically only need a high school diploma and police academy training that includes classroom instruction, firearm safety and use, and supervised patrol training. For more information on getting a police officer job, read Monster’s article on how to become a police officer.

If you plan to work for a federal agency such as the FBI, you’ll need to earn a four-year college degree (preferably in criminal justice), pass the application and screening process, and complete training at the FBI Academy. See our article on how to become an FBI agent for a step-by-step guide.

Law enforcement agencies typically look for candidates who have the following skills and qualities:

  • The ability to effectively communicate.
  • Empathy for civilians.
  • Good judgment of situations and problems.
  • Exceptional leadership skills.
  • The ability to anticipate people’s actions and understand why they act in certain ways.
  • Good physical stamina and strength.

Learn more about the requirements and day-to-day duties of a law enforcement job by reading our job description samples for detectives and police officers.

Update Your Law Enforcement Resume

Law enforcement employers usually require applicants to submit a resume. A resume is a good way to demonstrate your skills and areas where you have comprehensive knowledge. If you’re not sure how to write and format your resume, take a look at Monster’s law enforcement resume sample—it provides a visual of what your resume should look like. Employers, including those in law enforcement, often judge applicants by their cover letters before reviewing their resumes. We offer a template specifically for police officer cover letters to serve as a jumping-off point for your own cover letter.

Interviewing for a Law Enforcement Jobs

When interviewing for a law enforcement job, expect the process to be arduous. Law enforcement agencies want to ensure they hire candidates who have the training, ethics, and communication skills needed for the job. You may encounter such questions as:

  • Why did you decide to go into law enforcement?
  • Why do you think you’re qualified to work in law enforcement?
  • What are your primary strengths and weaknesses?
  • How do you solve difficult problems that you encounter?

Go into your law enforcement job interview equipped with strong, smart answers by reading through Monster’s list of potential interview questions.

How Much Do Law Enforcement Jobs Pay?

Want to make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth? Your pay will likely depend on the jurisdiction or agency you work for, your location, and your experience level. Police officers in the U.S. typically earn a yearly salary of $43,958. Criminal investigators earn a median of $57,781 per year. Search your job and location using Monster’s Salary Tool to find what salary you might make. You’ll also find next steps to advance your career and a list of the U.S. metro areas with the most law enforcement jobs.

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Do you have the skills and qualities law enforcement agencies are looking for? Set up your free profile with Monster today to start applying for jobs in law enforcement. We’ll also make it easy for recruiters to find you and keep you in the loop with new job postings.

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Part Time Police Position

Mercer Borough

Mercer, PA
Mercer, PA
Today
   PART-TIME POLICE POSITION
Mercer Borough is accepting applications for a part-time police  officer position from qualified persons.  Applicants must have successfully completed PA ACT #120 training and must provide a current certification card along with resume’ and valid driver’s license.
 &n...
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Police - Fire - Laborer

City of Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights, MI
Dearborn Heights, MI
16 days ago
City of Dearborn Heights is seeking candidates for:
911 Civilian Dispatch
Police Officer
Firefighter
Laborer
Librarian
PT Seasonal Workers
See full job descriptions and qualifications online at www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us.
Apps must be into HR Dept (6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127) by June 16.
313-791-3420 EOE
Click to a...
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Police Recruit

Colorado Springs Public Safety

POC 705 S Nevada, CO
POC 705 S Nevada, CO
Today
JOB This job posting is scheduled to be open through July 5, 2021; however, we reserve the right to close this posting prior to the closing date listed above should sufficient applications be received prior to the closing date. Please apply early to ensure your application is accepted.Upon successful completion of the Police Aca...
Company Logo Journey Mental Health Center
Company Logo Journey Mental Health Center

Crisis Worker/Police Team (210149)

Journey Mental Health Center

Madison, WI
Madison, WI
12 days ago
Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW
We have an opening for a Crisis Worker/Police Team in our Emergency Services Unit program! The Crisis Worker/Police Team (CCSI) position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services pr...
Company Logo Allied Universal
Company Logo Allied Universal

Armed Company Police

Allied Universal

Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake, VA
8 days ago
At Allied Universal®, we continue to build an inclusive, Be Phenomenal® culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse workplace. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities in which we serve. Allied Universal offers so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take grea...
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Campus Police Law Enforcement Officer

John A Logan College

Carterville, IL
Carterville, IL
3 days ago
Campus Police Law Enforcement Officer
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
•Patrols campus and enforces laws of the State of Illinois and policies of John A. Logan College to provide a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors
•Regularly patrols campus parking lots to deter criminal activity and disturbances
•Respon...
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Police

Borough of State College United Way Campaign

State College, PA
State College, PA
13 days ago
he State College Borough would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this email and attachments to anyone you know and/or your list serve of members that may be interested in the opportunity to test to become a State College Police Officer. The State College Borough is now accepting applications for police testing to j...
Company Logo CorTech LLC
Company Logo CorTech LLC
Chatsworth, CA
6 days ago
!!Cortech LLC !!
Is HIRING 50+ General Warehouse Positions!
Immediate Hire!
Monday- Friday
Occasional Weekends
Over Time
1st 2nd 3rd Shifts Available!
Machine Operators
Forklift Operators
Quality Control
Packer
Compounder
Cycle Counter
Warehouse
No Experienced REQUIRED.
Apply in person at: DECTONLI
8843 Canoga Ave
Canoga Park CA 91304
Call 818...
1
1

!st Shift Production Operator - Packaging

1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC

Sycamore, IL
Sycamore, IL
23 days ago
The production operator is a critical role in our blending operations in Sycamore,Il. Incumbents in this role are responsible for all aspects of the production process from gathering raw materials to helping with sifting, packing and shipping of final products.California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")The Company is committed to c...
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Law Enforcement

Syracuse Recruiting Battalion

Canastota, NY
Canastota, NY
1 day ago
Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Military Police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prev...