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I am a recent college graduate, I live in Northern New Jersey, and I have not taken the civil service test yet. How do I find a police department that is hiring, I want to apply for a job. I have a BA in sociology and I served an internship with the New Jersey State Police. I am not interested in working for the NYPD which many people have already suggested to me, but thank you. I appreciate everyone that contributes but I should also note that I would like to remain close to my family, such as NJ, NY, PA. Thanks

Asked By: brainshoveler - 7/18/2006
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Find an official city web site. Check out the "Job Openings" or "Personnel Dept" (or Human Services) web pages within these sites. Sometimes a city Police Dept will have it's own Job Openings/Personnel page as well. Sometimes there is no personnel or job openings page. They may not post them online or just when... More
Answered By: Bill & Diana S - 7/18/2006
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Here are a couple of online sites that will hook you up with departments that are hiring http://www.911hotjobs.com/ http://www.policeemployment.com/
Answered By: Seikilos - 7/18/2006
 
Alabama is hiring both MPD and State Troopers.
Answered By: bereal1 - 7/18/2006
 
just find departments online and check their website if they are hiring.
Answered By: mike g - 7/18/2006
 
How would you feel about moving to Webster County, MO? Our sheriffs dept is always hiring, however, if you're educated and straight laced you may have problems getting hired on due to the fact that our sheriffs dept. has been under the scrutiny of the AGs office and our sheriff removed, some of our cops have been... More
Answered By: marquita y - 7/18/2006
 
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Answered By: mexicancutie9006 - 7/18/2006
 
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