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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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    jomick

    over 1 year ago

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    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

    over 1 year ago

    8 Comments

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

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    ChiAnnIngram

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year ago

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    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

    over 1 year ago

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    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

    over 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    also i like FBi and field work

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    luvthepolice

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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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    AJ93

    over 1 year ago

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    I'm 18 years old, soon to be 19. I am interested in the FBI but is it possible to become a police officer for the 4 years until I am 23 to apply.? I am a student at the Culinary Institute of America where my dream was once to become a great chef. I have a daughter, and I want to see her. But the cooking career will take that chance away. I need help. I want to be a policeman and move to FBI. or SWAT

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    mikedayleo

    over 1 year ago

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    i am 21 in north carolina i have completed blet and am activley searching for jobs any who can help please do

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    freetheradio79

    over 1 year ago

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    I'm 33yr old male, who is highly interested in becoming a detective. I want to investigate crimes, cold case crimes, homicide etc. I have an AA degree. Would I need to complete academy training 1st?

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    redridinghood45701

    over 1 year ago

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    Hello, I'm a 28 year old women looking for a Career change. I've been a pastry chef for sometime and as much as love it, I feel that i could be doing so much more. If you could please point me in the right direction im highly interested in Narcotics unit. I would love to help clean up Ohio along with all those that are doing so already.

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    hello508

    almost 2 years ago

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    i am 19 years old and am currently 1 year into my ba in criminal justice but i have been wondering if it is worth it to pay the 40,000+ in student loans it would take. Or if it would be more beneficial for me to try and get a job as a police officer than go back to shcool while working and get my aa degree inorder to open up more oppurtunities further down the road.

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