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Career and Job Search Guide
  

Law Enforcement Job Search Resources

Trying to find the perfect law enforcement or criminal justice job is a daunting endeavor even for the most qualified candidates. To help you out in your job search effort of editors have compiled the following directory of some of the most useful job search resources for aspiring criminal justice and law enforcement professionals. To get started simply make your selection from the list below.

  Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Job Search Resources by State
While the law enforcement industry is a little bit more structured than most industries the key to finding a good job is still the same-network, network, network. If you're looking for a law enforcement job in a specific city, county or region the best place to start is to network with local police and law enforcement professionals. They'll know the lay of the land and they'll also be familiar with all of the other law enforcement agencies in their area.
  Editor Recommended Law Enforcement Job Search Resources
Thumbs Ups American Correctional Association (ACA) Correctional Career Center
http://www.aca.org/jobbank/
In order to assist their members and as well as other law enforcement professionals practicing corrections, The American Correctional Assocation (ACA) has developed a very useful Correctional Job Bank that has several hundred current job listings at any given time. Their database includes nationwide correctional career and job opportunities.
Thumbs Ups Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
http://www.atf.gov/careers/
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, more commonly referred to as the ATF, offers aspiring criminal justice and law enforcement professionals a variety of exciting and reward job/career opportunities. Visit the careers section of their website to explore job descriptions, current job listings as well as application requirements.
Thumbs Ups Attorney Avenue
Attorney Avenue
This website contains a calendar of upcoming legal events, job listings featuring open positions for various specialties, and a feature enabling users to upload a resume. There is no fee to search for jobs on this site.
Thumbs Ups Corrections-related Jobs
Corrections Connections The premiere corrections-related site devoted to nationwide coverage.
Tennessee Dept. of Correction, NC Division of Corrections, OTHER STATES: Massachusetts, Florida.
Thumbs Ups CopSeek.com
http://www.copseek.com/jobs/
Copseek.com provides a useful and current job listing board as well as résumé posting service for police, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.
Thumbs Ups Corrections Jobs
http://www.corrections.com/networks/careers
A free Corrections Connection job-listing service.
Thumbs Ups Department of Interior (DOI) Law Enforcement Jobs
http://olesem.doi.gov/jobs/
There are nine separate law enforcement programs spread across five bureaus and two offices in the Department of the Interior. Each of law enforcement program offers unique job and career opportunities, experiences, and rewards for qualified criminal justice and law enforcement professionals.
Thumbs Ups Dr. Carlie's Advisenet
http://courses.missouristate.edu/MichaelCarlie/advisenet/
Dr. Carlie's Advisenet offers aspiring criminal justice and law enforcement professionals and students a unique and innovative concept in online advising. The website provides users with advice on where the criminal justice field is head, the best place to find jobs (includes a number of job search engines), and quite a bit of useful information for criminal justice students studying anywhere in the United States. The site is maintained and updated by Dr. Mike Carlie of Southwest Missouri State University.
Thumbs Ups Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/resources/job_applicants.html
The goal of the Drug Enforcement Administration is to enforce all of the federal the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and to bring to arrest and prosecute all violators. This web page provides job seekers the opportunity to apply for a position with the DEA.
Thumbs Ups FAA's Federal Air Marshal Service
http://jobs.faa.gov/
Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, there has been increased demand for air marshal jobs. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration website contains details about qualifying and applying for these positions.
Thumbs Ups GoLawEnforcement.com
http://www.golawenforcement.com/jobs.htm
GoLawEnforcment.com provides users a bunch of law enforcement job listings at the local, state, and federal level. All job listings on the site include a job title, the refering agency, the job location(s) as well as the closing date that applications are being accepted.
Thumbs Ups Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
http://www.ice.gov/graphics/careers/
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a division of the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (BTS) located inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's enforcement mission is carried out by a wide variety of security, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals - all of whom have the opportunity to make a personal contribution to the safety and security of the United States of America. There a large variety of job opportunities within ICE. Additionally, for the core law enforcement occupations, there is are a myriad of professional and administrative functions that support the ICE mission.
Thumbs Ups International Association of Crime Analysts
http://www.iaca.net/JobOps.asp
The International Association of Crime analysts, a.k.a. IACA, offers a useful job list that helps to promote the advancement of crime analysis worldwide.
Thumbs Ups Jobs 4 Police
http://www.jobs4police.com/
Includes a regularly updated list of local, county, state and federal law enforcement jobs, as well as a very useful police candidate registry. Employers can easily post job announcements and job seekers can easily review all new job opportunities that appear in the list.
Thumbs Ups Law Enforcement Careers
http://www.policeemployment.com
A comprehensive career site for those looking for employment in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields.
Thumbs Ups Law Enforcement Jobs and Employment
http://www.lawenforcementjobs.com/
This website contains jobs listing for various departments and agencies. You can also add your job listing to the website.
Thumbs Ups Lawjobs.com
http://www.lawjobs.com/
Lawjobs.com enables job seekers to utilize search engines to browse through job postings, but it does not permit users to upload resumes.
Thumbs Ups Law and Policy Institutions Legal Career Center
http://lpig.legalstaff.com/
This website contains information about legal jobs. Job seekers can register to receive e-mailed job notifications, upload a resume, read career articles, and learn more about companies that are hiring. There is no fee to search for jobs on this site.
Thumbs Ups NYPD Employment Opportunities
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/careers.shtml
Information on employment test dates, openings, application forms and the selection process for the NYPD.
Thumbs Ups Officer.com—Jobs & Careers
http://www.officer.com/jobs/index.jsp
An exceptional and comprehensive list of current law enforcement job openings. This website is highly recommended for anyone seeking law enforcement employment.
Thumbs Ups Police and Law Enforcement Employment Links
http://members.tripod.com/~police_jobs/index.html
This site provides a list of up-to-date jobs. You can add yourself to the mailing list for job information by sending your email address to: POLICE-JOBS@USA.
Thumbs Ups PoliceEmployment.Com
http://www.PoliceEmployment.com
The policeemployment.com website provides useful information on federal police careers, trooper careers, and correctional officer careers. It also provides information on a law enforcement interviewing and federal careers testing. The site also provides separate testing guides, including the Federal Law Enforcement Testing Guide, and the "State and Local Law Enforcement Testing Guide."
Thumbs Ups Prentice Hall's Careers in Criminal Justice Website
http://www.prenhall.com/cjcentral/career_frame.html
A very useful criminal justice career website that presents video interviews and 20 criminal justice career case studies that you can review.
Thumbs Ups PoliceOne Careers
http://www.policeone.com/careers
No only does policeone.com offer an exception law enforcement training calendar for professionals looking to update their skill set but they also provide an up-to-date job listing board with recent job listings for law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals. Each job listing includes the job title, sponsoring agency, the location as well as details for the job.
Thumbs Ups Public Safety Executive Association (PSEA)
http://www.policechief.com/
This is a free membership site that is designed to assist members who are just beginning careers in the field of public safety.
Thumbs Ups Security Jobs Network
http://www.securityjobs.net/
This website provides the world's largest database of professional level private sector security jobs and careers.
Thumbs Ups Thin Blue Line Police Opportunity Monitor
http://www.theblueline.com/
Includes current job listings and information and print material that can be purchased.
Thumbs Ups Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for security relating to civil aviation maritime and all other modes of transportation including transportation facilities and is the lead agency for security at airports ports and on the nation's railroads highways and public transit systems.
Thumbs Ups U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB)
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Department of Homeland Security, has established a new frontline officer position, the CBP Officer. The CBP officer serves at the Nation's ports of entry and provides the American public, travelers as well as the international trade community as a whole with "one face at the border." The CBP Officer position is intended to unify and integrate the work of nearly 18,000 customs inspectors. The page listed above will take you to the careers section of the CPB's website.
Thumbs Ups Jobs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIJobs.gov
Provides comprehensive information and application resources for criminal justice professionals seeking a career as an FBI Special Agent, Linguist, Hostage Rescue Team Member, and much more. Provides a lot of information and new relating to preparation for becoming and FBI agent.
Thumbs Ups Department of Homeland Security Careers
www.dhs.gov
If you're looking to launch a career in homeland security in counterterrorism, border security, preparedness, response, and recovery, immigration, or cybersecurity this is the place to start. Find information on career opportunities, benefits, and application process.
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