If you are a police officer in the UK can you get transferred to America to be a police officer?
I'm just curios, If I get a job as a police officer in the UK after working my way up could I be transferred to America say if I am in a specific task force like international terrorism ect? Just wondered
Asked By: - 2/13/2013
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Transferred from a British police force to an American police force to be an American police officer,,, no. You can, however, be a British police officer working in the U.S. as a liaison between British law enforcement and American law enforcement. Scotland Yard does have officers in various British embassies and... More
Answered By: TB12 - 2/13/2013
Additional Answers (5)
No the rules are different. We're not your territory anymore bucko
Answered By: Michael - 2/13/2013
Yes, you can...if you get US citizenship, and undergo training & licensing.
Answered By: BytemyAss - 2/13/2013
Nope and vice verso. BUT I have had an officer in my station who had been a PC in Birmingham. He lived in the US for years, was a permanent US resident and got on to my department. He went through the same process as anyone else just starting.
Answered By: Les S - 2/13/2013
No. You might work on some Joint Terrorism Task Force as a representative from your police department working with US police, but you cannot work for any US police departments unless you have US citizenship.
Answered By: Kenneth C - 2/14/2013
It is possible, though rare. You would have to have specialized skills and basically be called for. There are International Joint Anti-Terror Task Forces. You would still be a British Officer, just working in America for the period of your association.
Answered By: JAMES K - 2/14/2013
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