Monday, January 15, 2007
Hiring and Ridealongs
Q:Ive been considering a career in the police force and right now I cant decide between a Conservation Officer and a city officer. What kind of training do you go through and how hard would it be to do ride alongs so I can decide which path I would like to pursue?

A: Those are two quite different paths to law enforcement, I know! As for being an inner city police officer I personally love the level of activity, the different situations and the manpower we have available, as well as the diversity of things to do and advancement opportunities we have in a department like ours. If you haven't already done so, check out our jobs page which has some good FAQs as well checking out the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy website for more info as well.

As for ridealongs, it is restricted to primarily active applicants at a certain point in the hiring process, and limited to other groups like cadets, Explorers, and college intern type programs. Contact our training and recruiting division for more information on this as well. Good luck to you!
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 9:56 PM  

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