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Step 3: Choose the Right Path

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Step 3: Choose the Right Path

There are limitless paths you can take within law enforcement, and they all start at the same place: the street. Your first few years should give you a good idea of the direction you want to take in your career. Do you want to stay on the street the whole time? Do you want to make sergeant, lieutenant, or even chief? Do you want to focus your talents on a specialized unit? Look at many of the options available to you here with:



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    militantdreamer

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    i want to be a drug cop

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    OUKNIGHT

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    K-9 is what I am really interested in.

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    terrisw05

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    I want to be an Detective

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    KTambasco

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I want to be SWAT. I love an adrenaline rush

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    JFULFORD

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    I WANT TO JOIN THE F.B.I. OR C.S.I. WHERE I CAN TRAVEL ALL STATES AND STILL BE A "COP" FOR I WANT TO COLLECT EVIDENCE AND SEND TO LAB TO BE PROCESSED ON ANY TYPS OF CRIMES BIG OR SMALL.

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    drew28

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    want to become s.w.a.t baby

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    guarddog45

    about 5 years ago

    218 Comments

    Thanks for breaking down the nitty-gritties and letting us know the basic levels. Myself, I'd want to be a regular patrol officer. I love the outdoors but know that they just disbanded the Mounted Patrol Unit in Boston(too bad, hope those horses will be back sooner rather than later)and I would have liked to learn more about that at a later date. It seems more & more outdoor law enforcement jobs are requiring higher degrees in education. Not for anything, but just one of these days I'd actually like to be 'done' with my education & schooling...no one ever mentioned that I would be in school for the rest of my life!! Not a Vet & changing mid-life career means going back to school for how long?! GuardDog45

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    futurecop32

    over 5 years ago

    50 Comments

    very good article!!

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    blose373

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    me too

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    Tasha12

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I love helping peole and I believe joing the force will be a great opportunity for me.

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    ninemm22

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    i want to become a productive indevidual in society

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    dmanuch22

    over 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    email me dmanuch18@aol.com

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    dmanuch22

    over 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    I'm 22 with a herniated disc in my back, can I still be a cop? What are my alternatives?

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    TheRobin

    almost 6 years ago

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    Man I cannot wait to turn 19! LAPD I am so ready for the Academy and what comes afterwards. I need this kind of pressure to get to my full potential. Law enforcement is definately the career that is TAILOR-MADE for me! This article is really helpful!

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    countrycop26

    almost 6 years ago

    8 Comments

    I'm looking for how picking they are if you have a health history that's not to pretty but is presently under control. I really want this and physically I believe I am more than capible but I dont want to go through schooling just to be thrown out at the end of it. any inside knowledge...

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