If you've ever seriously considered a career in law enforcement, then you know there is a pretty detailed background investigation you'll be going through. Even if you haven't applied, maybe you wonder what kinds of criteria police officers have to meet to get hired. In this episode, Michele and Chris talk about all things background related and what it's like when the police department takes a look at your life with a microscope. They're explaining why we do background investigations in the first place and answering some of the most commonly asked questions. Listen all the way through for tips about how you can make the process easier for yourself and where you can find some of the most helpful information.
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Here are some of the helpful links mentioned in this episode:
Demystifying Background Investigations: What You Can Expect When Applying For A Law Enforcement Job. https://www.police1.com/amu/articles/demystifying-background-investigations-what-you-can-expect-when-applying-for-a-law-enforcement-job-L7v1tODKmoJas64M/
Personal History Statement Link. https://post.ca.gov/portals/0/post_docs/publications/2-251-phsPeaceOfficers.pdf
Background Investigation Guidelines. https://post.ca.gov/background-investigation-manual-guidelines-for-the-investigator