I was contacted by my hometowns police department as an offer to apply for 2 open positions. I am already a police officer for the Federal Gov't, but I thought it would be nice to go back where I grew up. I looked at it like either way I am still a cop, so it wouldn't be a loss. I filled out the application, added the necessary paperwork from trasnscripts, to commendations, to letters of reference etc. I knew and was told going in I was the highest qualified candidate. After all was said and done I was not offered a position. I looked into it and asked around as to why. I had my degree with a 3.89 GPA, I'm academy trained, I've been on the job for 2 years now with the Gov't, I was the only certified EMT, etc. Out of the 2 that were hired, 1 had a degree w/ no experience and the other was a reserve deputy w/o a degree. I have no real proof or anything that there was nepotism or someone did a favor. However, my hometown is noutorious for that sort of thing.