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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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    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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    mcoady1978

    over 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    do I have to have college credits to become an officer

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    jwhitsit1

    over 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

    over 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

    almost 2 years 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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    jomick

    almost 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am 42 years old and looking for a complete career change. I am physically fit but would I be considered too old to start training to become a Law Enforcement Officer?

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    alishaherrell7

    almost 2 years ago

    8 Comments

    What requirements are needed to become an officer?
    -Alisha.

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    ChiAnnIngram

    almost 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'm 17 in high school. I have always wanted to be a police office I have been looking up a lot of information but before I make a choice I was wondering if anyone could send me some information about police Academy or email me at redneckchiann@Gmail.com that would be great. Thank you I want to make a different in my life.

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    Jazna0116

    almost 2 years ago

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    I'm currently a Junior in high school w/ a 3.6 gpa average and i'm very intrested into becoming a police officer. I've already sighned up for the explorers program. But im still looking to see if there are any pointers or information that would be helpful for me as im going down this career path!

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    daytrader50

    almost 2 years ago

    6 Comments

    Rig, You want pointers? Just google "Passing the police exam" and you will get more info than you can read in 2 careers." Im sure one of the things I read was at some point you want to go down and pick up an application at the dept.'s you want to work for and you can ask them questions there,too. For me its going to be hard., as I live in Florida and want to compare what the opportunities are back east and also in Colorado compared to here. Also, 50% of the dept.'s do have age restrictions so I cant waste my time, and also Im have to consider if I want to take a chance on getting stuck in a gang riddled inner city where I am a human target every day. California and Arizona would not then be good choices. LOL

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    daytrader50

    almost 2 years ago

    6 Comments

    Rig, I am 54 and kicking myself for not doing it when I was YOUR age. Go for it! I still might.

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    luvthepolice

    about 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    also i like FBi and field work

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    luvthepolice

    about 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    1 minute ago

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    i am turning 14 in 10 days and im in year 9 and we have to start to choose out years 10 subjects to help with our future jobs and i want to know what will have to study to become a police officer, then become a forensic scientist. i dont know whether to go to uni to do that or do it threw the police force. please help me

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    DRAYTO87

    about 2 years ago

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    I am 25 years of age, I have my Bachelors degree in Renewable Resources (Natural Resource Management), and I've applied for Natural Resources Police position in Maryland. I am inquiring on how long one of these agencies would take to get back to me. I am currently am finishing up on my second year of professional experience working for a few environmental companies. Through my experiences, I discovered I would definitely rather work for a Local or State Government agency than a few miscellaneous environmental firms that I noticed cared more about the next dollar instead of the environment, which they were supposedly a benefit to. Becoming a Police Officer has always been something in the back of my mind since I was young. I believe it would be the right career move at this point in my life because I feel I could tap into much of my potential, which up until this point has gone unutilized.

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    qusay

    about 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    if I have commited a misdemeanour in petty theft and I was granted a diverssion progarm and I finished it can I apply for police academy and become a cop?

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