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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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    freetheradio79

    about 2 years 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

    about 2 years 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

    about 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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    filemon_jg

    about 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am 18 years old and Im interested in becoming a police officer. Im currently researching what it takes to become one. I would appreciate if anyone can help me decide what community college classes i should be taking. please give me some feedback thanks.

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    Paularadhoward

    about 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    I am 49 years old prior two years active duty in the US NAVY. Just wondering if i go back to school and take a 2 yr. course in Criminal Justice if i would be eligeable to work in law enforcement or crime scene investigations in Tennessee.

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    DesireeD15

    about 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    If your family is pretty bad, can that really affect you?

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    pwhitecloud

    about 2 years ago

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    I am 57 and female, I just recently got my Master in mangement and criminal justice, I wonder if there is any hope for me getting started in police work, or am I considered to old? Thanks I would like your feedback.

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    pdaniels87

    about 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    would definitely like to know more information on what I need to do to become a police officer.

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    mj2013

    over 2 years ago

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    I've just turned 20 year's old, I'm highly interested in this career. Can anyone help me with viable steps to becoming an Officer of the law?

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    rlgaski88

    over 2 years ago

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    I want to work my way up. Can anybody give me some pointers of the exam ?

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    rlgaski88

    over 2 years ago

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    I just turn 24 and this the career i want to do. I love this career. This is something I can see myself doing and retiring in this career.

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    waynejr

    over 2 years ago

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    i am 40 yrs old ,,have raised my 4 boys by doing autobody for the past 22 yrs,,i have alway wanted to be a cop but could never make the change,,,am i to old now to make a go at it,,,i would love to have a chance to prove myself

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    Mafiamanjones

    over 2 years ago

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    Even though i am 14 years old, this is my dream job. to become a cop. i am trying to see the requirements to be one so i can be a great officer if i land a job. Hopefully learning from here can help me study in the rest of my highschool years

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    I'm a corrections officer, but would like to make the move to police officer and then eventually work my way to a cyber crime unit. Starting out as a C/O, will that experience help becoming a police officer. I don't have any street experience.

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    jeremy6492

    over 2 years ago

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    i want to become a cop, im 19 yrs, how should i start

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