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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 interview.

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?
We 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 New Jersey
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.

Using "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.

Should 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 opinion.

Strategies 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.

Interview Questions
The cornerstone 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!

College for Law Enforcement     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.

 

Law Enforcement Interview Preparation

Interview Questions
The cornerstone 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!

 

   

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