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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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    karriem33

    over 6 years ago

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    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

    over 6 years ago

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    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

    over 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    Its my life dream to be able to serve =)

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    mardizone

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

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

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    usheruganda

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

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

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    mugzy

    over 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

    over 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

    over 6 years ago

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    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

    over 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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    copper22

    over 6 years ago

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    hi...im a 22 year old female that ha been working hard at getting into law enforcement for the past two years and just found out that i was going about it the hard way...i have just found out that there is a local police academy/college near me and im working on getting the money up to go....if anyone knows how to apply for grants and loans so that i can pay my bills while at the academy it would be great if u could inform me! criss_lover@yahoo.com thank you!

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    stronggirl4life

    over 6 years ago

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    i liked the info it was very helpful to me my name is precious and i wanna b a Crime scene investigator and if anyone out here can help me out it wold b very helpful im currently 14 years old but ill b 15 in june and i'm lookin 4 a summer job as a intern or lifeguard but not sure yet

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    NeverTooLate

    over 6 years ago

    138 Comments

    Excellent information. I thought I had already decided what branch of law enforcement I wanted to get into, but this just opened my eyes to the multitude of opportunities avaliable. Thanks for sharing it!

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    wayngrenguul

    over 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'm ready?

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    Anonymous

    over 6 years ago

    You should have something on dispatching

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    hotrodjay2013

    almost 7 years ago

    10 Comments

    Could add prerequisites? maybe

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