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UK Police Officer Wanting the AMERICAN DREAM

Old Mar 26th 2005, 7:49 pm
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Hi I am currently a police officer in LONDON UK and would like to emmigrate to the US, preferably New York City, and continue my career in US Law Enforcement.

Can anyone provide me with info on how to do this please? Everywhere I have looked states you have to be a US citizen in order to join the police?

What are the requirements for citizenship, timescales etc?

Are there any uk officers who have successfully transferred over to the US?

Any info would be gratefully received.

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Old Mar 26th 2005, 8:32 pm
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there are 7 ways...............................
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Old Mar 26th 2005, 8:32 pm
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Hi I am currently a police officer in LONDON UK and would like to emmigrate to the US, preferably New York City, and continue my career in US Law Enforcement.

NYC - you mad?

Can anyone provide me with info on how to do this please? Everywhere I have looked states you have to be a US citizen in order to join the police?

better believe them - they really mean it...

What are the requirements for citizenship, timescales etc?

Marry a USC - citizenship would take quite a few years though...

Are there any uk officers who have successfully transferred over to the US?

DK

Any info would be gratefully received.

don't mention it!

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Old Mar 26th 2005, 8:42 pm
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I'd give up the dream....

quickest way of getting citizenship would be joining the US army and getting sent out to war, could apply for it straight away and get it in a year, or straight away if ya killed...but you can only join if your a greencard holder, which would be your biggest issue because I dont' think a cop's a skilled worker in the eyes of the US...could get a skills visa to Oz/Nz on being a cop though....
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Originally Posted by Bruce SMART
Hi I am currently a police officer in LONDON UK and would like to emmigrate to the US, preferably New York City, and continue my career in US Law Enforcement.

Can anyone provide me with info on how to do this please? Everywhere I have looked states you have to be a US citizen in order to join the police?

What are the requirements for citizenship, timescales etc?

Are there any uk officers who have successfully transferred over to the US?

Any info would be gratefully received.

Regards

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Saw a former UK officer on Cops once -- broad Yorkshire accent! No idea how she got here.

Here's one way to do it:
Meet an American of the opposite sex
Marry her & move to the States, or move to the states and marry her
Wait about 4 years
You too can appear on Cops.
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Old Mar 26th 2005, 10:08 pm
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I do beleive there is a British police officer stationed in Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, I am not sure which police station he is based I know this as I was recently talking to a Bethlehem police officer
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Originally Posted by Manc
there are 7 ways...............................
*BING BONG*

"Paging Pulaski's 7..... Can Pulaski's 7 please report to this thread.
Thank you"
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Old Mar 27th 2005, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by mountisland
Recruiting British police into SAPOL
Around 60 former British police officers will begin a 12-week training course at Fort Largs next month. The course follows the UK recruiting initiative which Commissioner Mal Hyde announced last November.
http://www.policejournalsa.org.au/0501/05a.php
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thats Australia...
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Originally Posted by Webbie
*BING BONG*
"Paging Pulaski's 7..... Can Pulaski's 7 please report to this thread.
Thank you"
ITS EIGHT NOW ...

There are basically EIGHT ways that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:
(1) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.

(2) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. scientific or medical training. A degree is normally a must. Or you have superior specialist skills with at least 12 years experience.

(3) You have an Employer who is willing to transfer you - but even the employer has to make a good case for you - so you have to be a manager unless you fall under category (2) above.

(4) You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland, are not generally eligible unless you, your spouse or parents were born abroad or held a different citizenship.

(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)
The business must have a minimum value of around $150k (more the better) bearing in mind you will need somewhere to live and with any startup business you will need at least 2 years living money as back up. So a figure of $350k would be a nearer minimum

(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. half of that in a few areas. And your background will be investigated to the hilt.

(7)You have a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister and no further) who is an US citizen who would sponsor you, approx time this take 2-12 years…

(8.You are in a position to claim refugee status/political asylum. or You get a member of Congress to sponsor a private bill with legislation that applies just to you.

Recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already in the US. Writing for jobs is really a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualification are or mean (except Degrees) it may pay you to get your qualification translated into a US equivalent, there are Companies that do this ..
But if you are getting a visa under (2) above then you need a job offer before you can get the visa. Your Employer will be your sponsor this will cost them upward of $3k. So you can see you have to be offering something really special to get considered They may also have to prove to the Dept of labor that there is no American who can do the job if the position is to be permanent
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Default Re: UK Police Officer Wanting the AMERICAN DREAM

Originally Posted by Bruce SMART
Hi I am currently a police officer in LONDON UK and would like to emmigrate to the US, preferably New York City, and continue my career in US Law Enforcement.

Can anyone provide me with info on how to do this please? Everywhere I have looked states you have to be a US citizen in order to join the police?

What are the requirements for citizenship, timescales etc?

Are there any uk officers who have successfully transferred over to the US?

Any info would be gratefully received.

Regards

Bruce
Bruce,

I am the widow of a US police officer. Each year, the british send bobbies to the COPS National Memorial in Washington, DC. Perhaps you could contact your local COPS group for help with this situation.
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Old Mar 27th 2005, 9:20 pm
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ITS EIGHT NOW ...
duly noted....though the new one is stretching things a bit ain't it
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duly noted....though the new one is stretching things a bit ain't it
Thats Lawyers for you ... there should be a ninth as well really .. I may get round to that sometime ... thats the S visa ..
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Old Mar 27th 2005, 10:09 pm
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Thats Lawyers for you ... there should be a ninth as well really .. I may get round to that sometime ... thats the S visa ..
what's the S visa? Sex trade?
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Originally Posted by serdwin
Bruce,

I am the widow of a US police officer. Each year, the british send bobbies to the COPS National Memorial in Washington, DC. Perhaps you could contact your local COPS group for help with this situation.
Serdwin,

Can you elaborate? Send British policemen to do what at the COPS National Memorial? To represent the British police force or is there something more?



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what's the S visa? Sex trade?
S Visa is Suitable For:
Foreign nationals in possession of critical and reliable information concerning a criminal or terrorist organization or enterprise, willing to supply information to Federal or State law enforcement authorities
Foreign nationals whose presence in the U.S. is essential to the success of an authorized criminal investigation or the successful prosecution of an individual involved in a criminal organization or enterprise
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