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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:

• Types of agencies: local police departments ...

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    jhfigel

    15 days ago

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    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

    about 1 month 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

    2 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

    6 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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    mindovermatter

    9 months ago

    20 Comments

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    jws032

    9 months 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

    10 months 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

    11 months 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

    11 months ago

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

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    sylvia123

    about 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

    about 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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    mcoady1978

    about 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    do I have to have college credits to become an officer

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    jwhitsit1

    about 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    Im in college studying imaging sciences, but its been my life long dream to be a cop... but i dont know where to begin? any advice ?

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    cgage

    about 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    I am 17 years old about to graduate from high school. I am going to get my associates.degree in criminal justice. I was wondering what is the next step after i get my degree?

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    Spens91687

    over 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    Im 25 years old I have always been interested in becoming a police officer. What are some things
    I would need to know about the best way to get a job and go to the academy.

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