Hey guys. Just finished reading redneck's epic thread and WOW! ...On a totally unrelated front, I'm pondering on my career tonight after putting off homework and realized I have been getting some pretty good training and experience with professional LE lately with my consulting job and my competition. For those that have ever evaluated candidates, or just know a lot about the process, is experience in the private sector valid? I like handguns and carbines, but my work and passion is long distance. I have been shooting for many years and have worked with police, specifically SWAT snipers. I will be training with some elite counter-terrorist teams in Europe next month, and it will be pretty in depth(4 days) of training with police long gunners. The thing is, it's not official. I don't get a certificate, or POST credit. My question is, would an agency value this experience? Should I try to document it somehow? Should I get a job at an Indian casino, grocery store or something as security to see more action and get experience with arrests? Ahem, seriously though, worth putting on any applications or trying to document?