Dark Guy- Not many questions, but what exactly happens at MEPS? I know you take the ASVAB, then talk to a job classifier. Is there anything else that happens? Does he handle recruits from all branches or just a certain one? Anything that I need to know or do before heading there?
Sakhalin- Your right, it's not necessarily true. I just thought it would be more beneficial if anything. Actually, I really want to be a CHP Officer, but since their not hiring at the moment, I would go with the LAPD as a backup agency OR if the CHP decides not to hire me. I see what exactly what you mean, thank you
. My background is pretty clean for the most part. Never really been in any trouble, no tickets, no drugs or anything.
JoDA- I just think the military experience will be a plus and be beneficial for me, yeah mostly they don't.I know a few guys that have CJ degrees and it doesn't help. Most Officers I talk to say that if you do get a degree, get one in something else other then CJ in case LE doesn't work out. I'd rather have some more life experience before going through the LE hiring process if anything and have some more skills that I can use and develop as well...that and I get some direction and discipline in me as well..and it improves my chances of getting hired. If worse comes to worse and there is a hiring freeze, I'd go to school to be an EMT and if they aren't hiring either...then I'd go back to school and get a degree in Finance or accounting. I'm good with numbers and percentages and it would be something I would be interested in if neither of the other careers I had in mind don't work out.