Self Pay CPOIP, under review.

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Dominic_Klarke

Self Pay CPOIP, under review.

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Eric_Christensen
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To begin with, I was a self pay. My understanding from Sol Gen is they are not taking self pays due to the increase of municipalities paid positions in the program and leaves no room for self pays. Municipalities have first preference for the class spots. It is unfortunate that they dont have spots for self pays anymore for people such as yourself. Good luck in your career goals.

myrick_s

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Sorry to bring this really old topic back to life

I'm curious if any municipality will hire without a 2 year degree?
Some seem hit or miss or already want years experience.

Chris_Winter
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I was hired with out a degree in any law enforcement field. Granted I had military experience. I was hired as a level 2 and after about 1.5 years, convinced the municipality to send me through CPOIP instead of hiring a level 1.

myrick_s

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Post by myrick_s »

Thank you for your reply.

I've heard CPOII might be going away. Do you think I should try for level 2 and work my way to level 1?

I'm not trying to avoid going for a 2 year degree by any means, I see the value just exploring all options.

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Kevin_Heerema
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That may be a good option if you really are committed to being a CPO. There is at least as many CPO's out there right now that have a degree and that do not.
That said, anything you can do now may help your chances down the road.
Volunteer in something, go for a ride along, keep an eye out for any open training opportunities that may be applicable and keep applying. There is no one magical thing that will get you hired on with every agency. Some places want lots of enforcement experience, some want none so they can mold you into what suites them best and some are looking for a mix of skills.
Just keep applying and Good luck!
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myrick_s

Re: Self Pay CPOIP, under review.

Post by myrick_s »

Thank you for your feedback.

It's definitely something I want to do. I'm applying for pretty much everything since I'm willing to relocate.

Greg_Arlett
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Post by Greg_Arlett »

Regardless what branch of enforcement you're looking into, Victim Services units are always looking for volunteers and offer some great education and experience. Many times in a rural setting, you are working alongside RCMP members.

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