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Transit and Railroad Police


5% Projected Job Increase
200 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

Opportunities for transit and railroad police are expected to grow at a 5% rate, mostly as a result of increased use of passenger and freight trains.

Their mandate is to prevent and investigate crimes committed against the carrier, passengers or theft of any in-transit property. With growing energy costs, rail is becoming a more popular option, which means an increase in the number of police required keep it safe.

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    Well then, looks like I'm on the right track.

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    cr59

    about 5 years ago

    8 Comments

    I have always thought about working as a C.S.I. or maybe EMS. I know it can be dangerous, but interereting.

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    clobster

    about 5 years ago

    1552 Comments

    A degree in Social work is best for probation officers. I haven't seen any postings for CCO's that asked for CJ degrees. Some of these positions require prior experience with a police agency, so plan on some street time and a few years on patrol with big departments, or a decade on patrol and other assignments in smaller departments.

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    bosanci28

    over 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    i have been trying to work for any law enforcement,for the last 2 years,,and no luck yet!,,

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    LeutSwift

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to be an F.B.I. agent or on a S.W.A.T. team

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    Dean_Mike

    over 5 years ago

    242 Comments

    I Would Like Too Be a CSI: or Private Investigator.

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    Dean_Mike

    over 5 years ago

    242 Comments

    Thanks For This Amesome Information & I Want Too Be a CSI:Crime Scene Investigator.

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    matsnap

    over 5 years ago

    482 Comments

    I work in Campus Law Enforcement. Next fall, my daughter will be going to college, and she has expressed interest in law enforcement. The article has a lot of stuff to consider.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    nice article...

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    I've always had an interest in being an Officer for Amtrak, so the fact that it made the list comes as good news!
    Whenever I travel home from central Illinois to Michigan, I always have a layover at Union Station in Chicago. The Officers there are very nice, professional and courteous.

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    boydmom

    over 5 years ago

    62 Comments

    Very informative. Proves I'm on the right track to achieve my goal of being a LEO.

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    mabelsoto

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    YES i am interesting of being a cop??? Anything that has 2 do with criminal justice i like and clean the streets i would do a great job?

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    correr1003

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am a Spanish teacher of 25 years and I'm 48 years old and I have wanted to something in law enforcement and I even applied for a police officer position but I backed out and didn't show for the exam or physical test because I assumed that I was too old in comparison to others trying to enter the profession. With a Masters degree I would like to think that I could do something in law enforcement. An emergency dispatcher appeals to me but it seems difficult to obtain employment without experience.

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    deltaforce

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to be a cop..I want to clean up my town against people who is breaking the law

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    wrk

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    yes,i am interesting joinning the cop

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