Well, my city just recently sent out cards and I received one. They are hiring 10 permanent reserve officers and I am currently ranked 17. I scored a 10 and am a resident of the city, and there are maybe 4 non-vet civilians ahead of me because my last name starts with J. Will every vet ahead of me get hired or will the interview, background, and psych be strong determinants? I also think that some people may be turned off by the reserve status if they already have steady full-time jobs. I am 24, never had a ticket, nor brush with the law, never used drugs, never even drank. I consider myself one of the most honest and trustworthy people I know and even although my degree when I graduate in 6-9 months will be in business, I have made a career in LE my number 1 objective. Would I have a good chance if I lay it all on the line and interview well? I know politics always play a part in these decisions but I just hope to get a fair chance.