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Military Recruitment Best Practices

Many Law Enforcement Departments have demonstrated a commitment to military veterans through specific recruitment practices that target individuals with military experience. Find specific examples from agencies around the country below.

“Veterans Preference Points” – Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Police Department offers points for veteran’s preference to the score for those applicants that pass the written exam.

"Military and the SAPD" - San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio, TX
This San Antonio Police Department webpage demonstrates how military veterans can translate their military skills into a career in law enforcement.

"CSPD Second Careers" - Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs, CO
The Colorado Springs Police Department uses video testimonials to highlight how veterans can translate their military experience into the role of a police officer.
























































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