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Old 10-26-2013, 06:58 AM
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Very few Florida agencies still sponsor folks, meaning they hire you first and then send you to the academy. What is prevalent now is internships. You could look for an agency hiring dispatchers or booking clerks, any civilian position really, and get your foot in the door that way. Often its then an easier shift to a sworn LEO position once you are out of the academy and certified...

I would recommend doing some ride-alongs and making contacts with some recruiters before you commit so you have an idea what your getting into...
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