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  • #16
    Well - before the green card you'd need to be sponsored for an H1B Visa, which if you got, you could convert to a green card after a few years.

    Easiest thing to do would be get over here on a visa somehow working for any company, then once you're living here, apply for a cop job with one of those departments who apparently don't require citizenship.

    You could always come on holiday and stop by a department's recruiting office (bigger is better when it comes to this, because a small town place won't have any idea about immigration requirements - they're used to local applicants) to get some answers. I suppose you could ask them if they'd sponsor you for a visa. Maybe they need jocke interpreters

    Here's how it went for me:

    1989 emigrated
    1994 green card
    2000 US citizen
    Last edited by JI603; 01-23-2009, 12:49 PM.

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    • #17
      Thats a great help JI603 thanks again.

      Tony.
      It's not the badge that is most important, but the heart behind it.

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      • #18
        Tony,
        in September I'll take part in a exchange program for Police Officers.
        I'll visit the Chicago PD which is the largest PD only requiring legal permanent resident status.
        If I find out anything, I'll tell you.
        Pls contact me, if you find any other PD sponsoring a H1B Visa.
        International Police Exchange Programs

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        • #19
          That sounds great Thomas any help you can give me would be great- and of course if I find any other info I will let you know.

          Tony.
          It's not the badge that is most important, but the heart behind it.

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          • #20
            Tony1989

            The guys are spot on, the whole visa deal is a minefield, JI603 you are totally correct in what you say. However, UK Residents are not eligible for the Green Card Lottery. Years ago I was desperate to get over here and find a job in LE, the hardest part was actually getting over here. Eventually I retired from the Met on injury after 20 years, I emigrated in 2000 on a Green Card and became a Citizen last year. I'm now 51 and have a good job in the private security sector but have just applied for FHP Auxilary in an effort to put something back into the community.

            I sincerely hope all goes well, but be in for a rocky ride and disappointment.

            Be Safe,
            Steve
            "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

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            • #21
              So did you get your green card before you moved out there steve? How did you go about it?

              All the very best with your application.

              Tony.
              It's not the badge that is most important, but the heart behind it.

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              • #22
                Tony,

                Yes, I got it before I came out by way of 'Alien of Extraordinary Ability'. I was lucky that during my Police career I'd done a lot i.e Protection Officer for the Duke and Duchess of York and Team Leader with one of the Mets SO19 SFO Teams. When I left I wrote a couple of top-ten bestsellers and did work for TV news stations on Counter Terrorism etc. As I said, I was lucky it's not the normal route to go down but everything combined slotted me into that criteria.

                Good Luck.
                Steve
                "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

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                • #23
                  Very impressive Steve thanks for your responses.

                  Best wishes,

                  Tony.
                  It's not the badge that is most important, but the heart behind it.

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