Law Enforcement Job Articles
Law Enforcement Job Search Tips
- New for 2014
For 2014, we've added a new section to the NJLawman.com website.
The Law Enforcement Job Search section will feature weekly tips covering
everything from completing applications to excelling in the oral
Landing a Law Enforcement Job in 2013
Three decades ago the path to a law
enforcement career wasn't remotely close to what it is today. Civil service towns called for an exam
when their list was exhausted, and a new announcement was available...
Background Investigation: Will Blemishes Hurt Me?
frequently receive emails from aspiring law officers who are worried
about the background investigation phase of the law enforcement hiring
process. We put together this article to help give applicants a good
idea as to where they stand.
What is in Your Credit Report
Your credit report will be
thoroughly reviewed during any thorough background investigation.
In a study by the
Public Interest Research Group it was reported that over 70% of credit
reports contain errors.
How to Become a Police Officer in
This piece should
answer all of your basic questions. It is an introductory look at
the law enforcement hiring process in New Jersey including info on both
the New Jersey Department of Personnel (NJDOP) and Chiefs Exams.
"Politics" to Your Advantage
Fact is, most police officers in New Jersey were hired without the
benefit of political connections. Still, this piece will hopefully
give you an idea of how to use politics to your advantage.
I Take a Prep Course to Prepare for the New Jersey Department of
Personnel (NJDOP) Exam?
Much to consider here. We outline the facts along with our
for Handling the Oral Interview
Too many applicants prepare for the exam but not the interview.
There is much you can do to improve your performance, reduce
nervousness, and be a better interviewer.
of preparing for the oral interview is the use of practice questions.
Here, we have cataloged questions in several different categories.
Do not interview without first visiting this page!
Should I Enroll?
Right or wrong, college is increasingly becoming a requirement for
entry level law enforcement positions. This piece will hopefully
give you some options.