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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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