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police training. Neighboring Berlin Township Police Department had a vacancy at roughly the same time and had a similar pool of applicants. The department’s patrol sergeants formed a screening committee, sifted through the applications, and conducted the first round of interviews. Chief Carrara said that the patrol sergeants are in the best position to ascertain which applicants will best fit with the department’s culture. The committee selected five applicants for an interview with Chief Carrara and the lieutenant. The chief and the lieutenant rank-ordered the five candidates and arranged for them to sit for interviews with the borough’s public safety committee, which is composed of the mayor and two members of the city council. The Berlin Borough selected a candidate to fill the vacant position. She is an Alternate Route graduate from the most recent police academy and the borough’s first female police officer. She was appointed at a Berlin Borough Council meeting on February 1, 2007. Wishing in no way to minimize the character or motivation of candidates who are sponsored through the police academy by police departments, Chief Carrara nevertheless said that Alternate Route candidates demonstrate through their personal sacrifice a strong desire to be police officers. By paying their own way through the academy without a job lined up at any police department, Alternate Route candidates make clear their commitment to become police officers.
Law Enforcement Recruitment Toolkit | 54 The Camden County Police Academy Alternate Route candidates agreed with Chief Carrara: that competition is stiff for police officer positions. Because of this, candidates have to be willing to seek police employment outside their county of residence. The author of this report interviewed a number of Alternate Route candidates. What follows is a summary of several of those interviews. Interview 1: He is 38 and has wanted to be a police officer since he was a child in Philadelphia, where he saw many victims of crime and wished he could do something to intervene. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1989, fought in Desert Storm in 1991, and participated in the Iraq invasion in 2003. His entry into the police academy was delayed when his reserve unit was activated in 2006 and he served a third tour in Iraq. He lives in Burlington County, just north of Camden County, but is willing to accept a police job in any of the nearby counties. He is able to support himself through the Alternate Route program with savings from his overseas tours and support of his wife. Interview 2: He is 24 and single. When he was a teenager, he saved a 2-year-old’s life and decided he wanted a career that would allow him to help people in danger. He came to the conclusion that he wanted to enter policing after September 11, 2001. He has an older brother who is a police officer with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and lives in Atlantic County,

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