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I want to become a police officer, but just got fired from a job?

I have a strong passion for law enforcement. Im in college studying criminal justice, Im in the army national guard and my MOS is 31b Military Police. I used to work assets protection/ loss prevention at target but I got fired today.. for bad performance. I made a few mistakes, I only had the job for a couple of months. I caught a few people and recovered merchandise, but my boss said that the mistakes that I made had a strong affect on her job performance and potential. She talked to me about them after they happened but never really gave me a formal write up or counseling. She said that I had not improved. So will this have an affect on a potential career in law enforcement. I loved working at target, I was passionate, and many were surprised when I was let go.

Asked By: *** - 7/13/2012
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Getting police officer jobs is becoming more and more competitive. When police departments are hiring, they usually have many qualified applicants for a relatively small amount of open positions. Any red flags can hurt your chances of getting hired. I would try to get another job as soon as possible. Try to keep the... More
Answered By: J.W. - 7/14/2012
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You got fired from an LP job for bad performance and a few mistakes? No PD will or would touch you
Answered By: Badge203 - 7/13/2012
 
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