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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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    4pocolypse

    almost 6 years ago

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    Lots of good points, Thanks!

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    Adladle

    about 6 years ago

    604 Comments

    Very informative and a very good outline of requirments/standards. Thank you.

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    TROYBOYD5

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    i would like to jump right into the force it's always being my dream to become a officer but my goal is to get in the swat unit

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    realdeal

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    what is the difficulty of becoming a motorcycle police officer. thats my all time goal.
    chris

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    chuckmoman

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'd like to start my law enforcement career ASAP, Please have a recuiter contact regarding career opportunity.

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    noregrets1130

    about 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    Excellent info thanks, i want to work my way to the top

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    Jophes

    about 6 years ago

    292 Comments

    Very good and informative info.

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    yang85

    about 6 years ago

    58 Comments

    Helicolter,

    I'm in the same boat. :) Here is my path right now. I'm attending a community college to finish my associates in Law Enforcement. From then on, I will go through the school to be POST certified. In MN, all LE jobs require you to be POST certified. Only cirtain schools offer this. With MN Troopers, if you don't have anything in LE, you have to have a BA or BS in any field and the steps to take from there are given by the agency. So with me, I still have a year and a half, then go through the process which might take about a year or so.. then the academy.. and if everything looks good then you're hired. I'm still looking at about almost three years. But that still gives me the time to prepare myself physically and mentally for the job. Time to shape up and know about the field. Another note that I've been given is that you should know the backround of the agency that you are applying at. Don't expect it to be easy to get in if you don't know anything about the agency you are applying at. My .02.

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    helicolter

    about 6 years ago

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    I am wanting to become a state trooper. Is there any links on becoming one, like how to get started and what courses to study and how long it will take to become a state trooper and to be working the streets? Thanks bunches, Colt Heatherly

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    dIBS

    over 6 years ago

    64 Comments

    very informative! Thank you!

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    copper22

    over 6 years ago

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    i've know most of this due to my friends in law enforcement, but one thing i know about myself is that i have a tendncy to control everyone and everything around me and i am obsesive when i comes to being in control of my suroundings so i really know i would make it very good at being a "brass".....

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    jimmy0510

    over 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    made me more confident about persuing becoming a police officer

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    jbroemsen

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    im very interested in this career path

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    Robyn

    over 6 years ago

    30 Comments

    Very informative, and Helpful

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    withrowmichael

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    Very good information here.

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