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Step 1: Learn About the Law Enforcement Field

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Step 1: Learn About the Law Enforcement Field

Many people have a preconceived notion of law enforcement based on the sensational scenes shown on the news or at the movies. But what is it really like to be a street cop? Or a federal agent? Or a conservation officer? There are hundreds of career paths within law enforcement and all are done for the love of it – not for the promise of fortune or fame. Find out the basics about law enforcement here, including:

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    SamPerry

    14 days ago

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    I am 23 years old and looking to pursue my career in the law enforcement field by becoming a police officer. I should have enough credits by the end of this year to complete my associates degree in Criminal Justice. With my degree i am hoping to pursue my bachelors in Criminal Justice. However, i was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to jump start my career and gain some experience? i keep hearing that my goal of becoming a police officer is getting harder and harder , and that my lack of military experience will keep me from getting hired. Any suggestions will be great! , please & thank you!

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    Racheal77

    19 days ago

    2 Comments

    Im 23 years old and just trying to figure out what I need to do to join or apply for the police academy. I do have a GED

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    Tolson5604

    about 1 month ago

    2 Comments

    i have been a corrections officer for five years going on six years with the state of virgina . graduated from ASD with honors and was on strike force at augusta correctional center for three Years . i would lik to become a Conservation Law Enforcement officer any suggestions on how to and were to start

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    khaught1997

    3 months ago

    6 Comments

    I am seventeen years old, I am looking forward to going in the police academy in the future. I will be graduating from Gerald R. Ford Job Corps with a high school diploma and a international federal protection officer certification. I was wondering what would be a great police academy? Some peers have told me go to The State Police academy. Please Comment what you think????

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    shikahgho

    5 months ago

    40 Comments

    I am 30 years old and reside in the chicagoland area. I've been focusing a lot on pursuing my career as CPD. AND I can honestly say this site has helped me a lot. I passed my written exam, and I'm patiently waiting to takethe next steps.

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    jhfigel

    6 months ago

    2 Comments

    I am 38 years old and would like to pursue a career in law enforcement. I would like to become a police officer but concerned my age is a big factor. Im not sure where to start looking to see what potential job field i should look in. If im too old to be a cop what are other options in law enforcement. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Scouter

    6 months ago

    2 Comments

    I am 17 years old and live in everett washington. im looking for a police explorers post relatively close to everett, but am considering the federal way branch. the thing is, im supposed to buy my own gear and i dont know what i can/cant get, what i need,etc. i have a verry baisic description of the uniform for the post, and need help. does anyone know where i can find this, or know what is required? id reall appreciate it.

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    Daguardian

    8 months ago

    2 Comments

    Hello, i am 25 years old and looking to pursue a career in law enforcement once i am done serving with the military. With all my training and experience, do i still need to attend all 44-60 weeks of police academy training in the state of Florida?

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    marinemom120

    11 months ago

    2 Comments

    My son is 19 and just graduated Marine Corps bootcamp. He is in the reserve, and interested in becoming a police officer. What does he need to do, is he old enough? Thank you in advance.

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    jws032

    about 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    do you need a college degree to become a police officer? how do you apply to a police academy?

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    edinson2105

    over 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    im 21 years old with a high school diploma is there a way i can avoid college and attend the police academy? what are the steps?

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    charlay89

    over 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    hey im 23years old and im trying to become a police officer i have a high school diploma and a business certification. I was wondering what would be my steps on starting to become a police officer.

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    Lillymatthew

    over 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    Do you have to have a collage education to become a police officer?

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    sylvia123

    over 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    Hello, i am 19 years old and want to be in law enforcement but i have no idea which branch would be best for me. I also have no idea on what college classes i would need to take. Help?

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    Gronked

    over 1 year ago

    16 Comments

    I would highly suggest college credits, it will put you above the rest in a competitive field.

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