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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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    jpolice122

    over 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    Thanks for the article. It is a very useful tool and was very beneficial in providing me with information to better prepare myself for the academy. I will be using to refer back to on a fairly regular basis.

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    Faisal1

    over 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    nice!!

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    JOODYB20

    over 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    CONTACT ME SO I CAN DO THIS

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    D1amond

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    i really want to be a probation/ parole officer now!!!

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    Jophes

    over 5 years ago

    292 Comments

    Very useful info.

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    dallas_resident

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    wow

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    karriem33

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    Ummmmm..... I wil be graduating with my bachelors in Criminal Justice by January of 2009 and I have a certificate as a Crime Scene Technician. This site is extremely useful and full of information. Hoepfully I will be out there fullfilling my dream of working in the criminal Jutice field very soon.

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    mslametriahurd

    almost 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    i am a high school graduate of 2008. i am starting college in august. i am majoring in criminal justice. i did't know how many different fields there where. thank you for sharing this info with me. i'm leaning towards csi. if anyone has any advise for me to advance in my field. please share them with me. i will be 22 by the time i graduate college. i want to be the best new rookie.

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    Veth

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    Its my life dream to be able to serve =)

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    mardizone

    almost 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    thx 4da info...i wish i knew this earlier

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    usheruganda

    almost 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    oh, i will make a good cop. sign me up

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    mugzy

    almost 6 years ago

    10 Comments

    WOW I NEVER REALIZED HOW MANY AGENCIES THERE ARE I HAVE TO DO MORE RESEARCH THIS IS SOME GREAT INFORMATION

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    billiau566

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I alway had an intrest in some type of law enforcement especialy since 911, my goal is to keep my family, friends and america safe!

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    brandielindsey

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I never finish high school but i was always intrested in becoming part of my local police. How would i get info on what i can do to join

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    JwRied

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    Dothe Police Departments offer a class for those wanting to become a police officer , but dont have a high school diploma or their G.E.D. ?

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