Goochland Sheriff James L. Agnew circulated the news that his agency has been recognized by the Military Times for its efforts in recruiting military veterans.
Hiring veterans, who bring a strong work ethic and personal discipline to the job, is a good way to help these fine people transition from military to civilian life. We owe our veterans, volunteers all, a debt of gratitude.
The text of the October 21, 2013 press release:
Military Times Announces its Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014
List details the top agencies that cater to former service members
SPRINGFIELD, VA – Military Times today announces its Best for Vets: Law Enforcement list for 2014.
The list shows veterans which agencies make special efforts to recruit veterans, give them hiring preferences over non-vets, provide retirement credit for time served in the military, and are currently hiring.
“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Law Enforcement is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization or agency a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a law enforcement agency will truly benefit them. The list considers agencies’ efforts to recruit current and former service members, policies related to veterans and reservists, and departmental culture.
The rankings are published in full in the October issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. Some of the top finishers are also featured in the October 21st issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of October 14th.
Military Times EDGE is the premier publication for military transition, career and education information and guidance. Published by Gannett Government Media, the magazine is inserted into newsstand copies of Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times, and distributed free at military transition offices across the country.
The heralded series of Best for Vets survey-based rankings include: Law Enforcement, Employers, Colleges, Business Schools, Franchises, and Career & Technical Colleges.The agencies named Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014:
- Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida
- City of Austin Police Department, Texas*
- Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, Virginia.
- Denver Police Department, Colorado.*
- Veterans Affairs Department: Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Police Service, California.*
- Dyer County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
- Goochland Sheriff's Office, Virginia
- Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas
- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida.*
- Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii
- Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.
- Mukilteo Police Department, Washington
- Office of Law Enforcement/ Federal Air Marshals, nationwide
- Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
- Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida.*
- Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas
- Tucson Police Department, Arizizone.*
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, Washington state
- Webb County Sheriff's Office, Texas*
* Denotes top finisherTo view the complete ranking, go to militarytimes.com/bestforvets-lawenforcement2014.