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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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    withrowmichael

    about 6 years ago

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    Very good information here.

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    sunday_2

    over 6 years ago

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    i want to be a law enforcement agency

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    iceman4563

    over 6 years ago

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    The basis for anything else in Law Enforcement is Patrol. If you cannot get patrol down forget the rest. The best Detectives, Sergeants and lieutenants never forget the patrol background. The rest fade off into the sunset.

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    rebelwolf835

    over 6 years ago

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    i want to be a law enforcement officer

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    tommy0413

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    ok still sould good

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    Pako

    over 6 years ago

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    Am a master student in environmental engineering in Denmark, but a cameroonian by nationality. I find pleasure becoming a Detective / Investigator. This has really been the dream of my life, but i haven't gotten to opportunity to. Now i think this can serve as an opportunity for me to realise my dream. I willbe very happy if some one can help guide me how to go about it. Waiting to hear from you, am Nkafu Patrick Asonganyi, email, paddyasong@yahoo.com.

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