Continuing this here since comments/questions went off topic
Most Western foreigners that arrive in TW come to study the language for a few years and leave right? Some stay long term. But I don’t know of any that dream of being cops, then move to Taiwan to try to enlist. I doubt that has ever happened actually. I seriously doubt anyone that is qualified for a petty civil service gig in TW was refused one.
What field of work are you in? And when was this?
Lower salary, but free health care and low living costs offset that.
I had no problem getting my kids into local schools.