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    Hello all,

    I am new to these forums and interested in law enforcement as a career. I am a recent college graduate and currently on the search for a job with a department.

    In my final semester of college I applied to the local PD of the college town I lived in but was passed over for employment. I'm currently working full time outside of law enforcement to pay bills but am in the hiring process with another agency.

    All this being said I'm am trying to expand my horizons for departments worth taking a look at. I was really excited about the prospect of working for the PD in the town where I went to school, it's a town with just north of 120,000 residents and is slated to expand significantly in the coming years. Unfortunately as previously stated the local PD passed me over in the hiring process but I am now looking for other departments relatively similar to this one.

    I originally grew up outside of the continental United States so my knowledge in general about the lower 48 is slim and my knowledge of law enforcement in these states is even slimmer. I currently reside in Texas and am looking for information of different departments around the State, but please do not limit your information to only Texas. At this current point in my life there is nothing holding me down in one specific area of the country so I am literally looking nationwide.

    Now I understand every department and every town is different. I am looking currently on a very broad scale, I am looking for a town with around 100,000-250,000 in population as I have found that correlates with the size of department I am interested in working for. I am really looking for input from all of the users of this forum, tell me about the department you work for, what you like, what you don't like. Where are places you want to work? Was there an agency you were really interested in but got overlooked, not selected, or just didn't make sense at that current time in your life?

    Any info good or bad would be greatly appreciated. I will be posting in other State forums as well to hear their input I look forward to hearing all of your input.

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    In Utah, 100,000-250,000 in population is not a town. That's a BIG CITY.
    I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

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    • #3
      I started to say they don't hire Longhorns in College Station, but I re-read your post.

      I think we've got less than 30,000 in our whole county, so don't think you want to come up here to the Hill Country.

      I'm a transplanted Texan, so I don't even know what cities would fall in that population range. I lived in the Houston area and in San Antonio. I've worked in data processing in Austin. I like it here best.
      Officer Jay McGuire, Minneapolis Park Police EOW 5/14/2009 age 11
      Among Texas' finest
      Deputy Andy Taylor, Llano County SO EOW 5/9/2005
      Senior Deputy Jessica Laura Hollis, Travis County SO EOW 9/18/2014
      Darren H. Goforth, Harris County SO EOW 8/28/2015

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      • #4
        Come to maryland. Apply to Baltimore city police. You can do an out if tower expedited testing and get everything done in one weekend.. As long as you aren't a convicted felon you should get hired......

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