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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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    kingston33

    almost 7 years ago

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    I am very interested in going into law enforcement. I've looking around to see what areas there are to choose from. So I found this information to be very helpful.

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    lovellmims25

    almost 7 years ago

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    hey all, i have been debating for the past couple of years about becoming a(n) LEO. if anyone has info on how to get started and where to get started please let me know, this is the career that GOD has planned out for me, i've tried everything else and nothing works. but if anyone has that info please email me at lovell_mims@yahoo.com. Thank u

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    platnumtrezure

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    I have been wanting to get in this line of work for over 10 years now! I just need to know how to get started. I am truly ready!! :)

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    chaneal

    almost 7 years ago

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    Hi, my name is Chaneal Gomez. I'm 24 and have a GED diploma. I have dreamed of being in law enforcement since I was very young. I'm very passionate about it, but have no clue what to do about it or where to start, or if I even qualify. So, anyone with some insight, feel free to share it with me. Thanks.

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    chavo93

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    im ready

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    melody01

    almost 7 years ago

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    My name is Melody Haynes . I am interested in becomeing a parole / probation officer or a speical victim detective. I have my high school Dipolma . I also have Criminal Justice credits from westwood college .I have been working as a security guard fro the past 2 years . If there is anyone who can help me complete my life long dream of becomeing a parole / probation officer . I will very much appreciate all the help i can get . Thank You .

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    Catwomen

    almost 7 years ago

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    My name is Yvonne Becerra. I'am interesting of becoming an police officer,or a dispatcher person. i have my high school Diploma. i also have some college credits for the same reason of criminal Justice Adminstrative. But i would be glad that you could help me obtain my career goal. Thank you.

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    Eddie89

    almost 7 years ago

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    My name is Edmund Burgess. I am Interested in becoming a police officer. I am currently 18 years old with a high school diploma and planning to enroll in school to study criminal justice and preparation to attend the cadet program. Would you have any additional suggestions in helping me prepare for this quest.


    Thank You for any help,

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    nicoel

    almost 7 years ago

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    I WOULD TO BE A COP! BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO START OUT.???
    EMAIL ME brittany_bnh2020@yahoo.com

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    Barbie1

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    Can one wear makeup when u r a cop or do i have to look like a man.

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    zipper

    almost 7 years ago

    534 Comments

    I'm 14 but this the carrer ive already got set out but im worried about my dight bit ive got 6 or 7 years to fix it

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    Cloe

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    i have really been looking into ths, my news years resolotion is to not drink anymore and get into 2 top shape so by the time i can become a cop i will be in great physical and mental health. I just feel lost on where 2 start!

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    imhotep

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    lets do it

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    Caleb_Hulet

    almost 7 years ago

    6 Comments

    I still don't understand what I need to do to be ready????

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    sunday_2

    almost 7 years ago

    16 Comments

    i am ready to join if i am giving the opportunity to be a cop member.

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