About to graduate the Police Academy and need direction.
I'm super excited for graduation coming up in a few weeks. I have a couple tests left and I'm finally going to graduate after 6 months of standing at attention.
My question is what do I do now? I have an AA in General Studies, I'm about to be POST certified, and I want to go get a Bachelors in Public Administration. Jobs are scarce and the sensible route would be to be a Reserve. I don't really like the idea of working for free but I know it's a good way to get a foot in that door.
My question is for all you who weren't hired straight out of the Academy. What did you find yourself doing afterward? How long did it take you to get picked up?