Crime Tip Tuesday: Joining the LPD

Maybe our Crime Tip Tuesday segments have inspired you so much that you'd like to join the police force. Here's how.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – If you’ve decided to take all the tips you’ve learned over the past couple of months we’ve been airing these segments and apply them to a career in police work, good news! LPD is hiring, and they want you!

To start, you need to be 21 years old (so you can carry a handgun), have no felony convictions, Class 1 misdemeanors, and have at least a high school education or GED.

You don’t need to go to college, but it can only help. You’ve got the potential to make more money, and it can give you the edge over other candidates when it comes to your initial hiring and promotions. Here’s a surprising fact: You don’t need a criminal justice degree. Any degree has the potential to be useful in the department.

You should have a good work history. You won’t be immediately written off if you’ve had a temporary job or two, but the more dedication you show in your earlier resume, the better you look.

LPD likes candidates to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s a job that requires a degree of physical exertion, so you will need to pass a physical fitness test. Another aspect of a healthy lifestyle is a lifestyle free of crime. Simply put: Don’t get in trouble.

LPD has open applications and tests at least once a month. There is a written test to go along with the physical test.

For more information, call the Lincoln Police Department and ask for someone in the Education and Personnel Unit.

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