Hey everyone, I have a question on which job would better suit me for a career in policing/be more attractive on a resume or application. I'll give you a quick background on me (not sure if you would need it or not to determine an answer but it can't hurt): I'm a 21 year old student at UMass Lowell in the Criminal Justice undergrad with a minor (possible dual major) in Computer Science. I work as an RA for the university (3 years), as an EMT for the school (just started in August), and as a security guard (lead officer) for Securitas (since February). I was in police explorers for 4.5 years (2003-2007). My question is, now that I am an EMT, I would like to work on a private EMS service here in the Lowell area. In order to do this I would need to quit my job as a lead officer at Securitas. My hope is that working in the emergency response field, I would be able to network with local police departments and gain valuable experience dealing with the stress and pace of working in a busy emergency response dept. I would also get to actually help people every shift (something rarely done with Securitas). My curiosity is which one would police departments looking to hire be more interested in seeing. I don't want to step down at Securitas if working in the security field is viewed as gaining more valuable experience for policing, but I would much prefer work in EMS (although I work EMS for the school, it is a nearly volunteer dept[$20 per shift], and a very slow/low-call non-transport ambulance service, so experience is limited/slow to gain and I could not live off of this paycheck). Thoughts? Sorry for the long post but thought the more information the better. Thank you to anyone who can offer an opinion on this.