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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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    kristyheath

    about 3 years ago

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    I am currently in school getting my degree for CSI work how would I go about appling for a job?

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    SawyerH

    about 3 years ago

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    I would like to become a police officer, and eventually go into the air force apart of the military police. Where should I even begin?

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    bethhawk79

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    What would be the best Police Acadamy to attend near Hillsboro, Ohio?

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    123ern

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am going to washington state patrol academy for testing . . . .you have to print application online at washington state patrol website, then send it in to the address provided. They gave me a reply letter within a week and I am schedualed to go in oct.8 . . . If you send one ASAP maybe you can get in this phase.

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    justinclark

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am looking to get into a Police Academy, maybe somebody on here can point me in the right direction. By the way i am in Washington state.

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    27warelatrice

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    how can i get into one of the Academy

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    BeachAngel

    about 3 years ago

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    ecop; there are certain areas that have an age limit, but others that you will be fine for. Just check out or go to your local station. There is a lot of information for you.

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    BeaBea21

    over 3 years ago

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    I had passed the police written exam in the State of New Jersey. I have since then moved to Pennsylvania and was wondering if the exam that I had taken in NJ would be valid in PA. If not then what would I have to do to take the written exam for PA?

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    LawMan2011

    over 3 years ago

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    Great article, gives a brief run down of what to expect at each agency, and what they offer you. Good quick match-up article.

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    StandingGal

    over 3 years ago

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    Thanks for the info.

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    couponsx

    over 3 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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    fairpunisher

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    Good, informative article!

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    ronnann

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    I guess it's never too late to learn about the law enforcement but I don't think I'd be able to be a good professional, not in this field. I graduated a law school but I intend to solve different judicial matter, Jonathan Dickstein and I think that says it all.

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    ecop

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    I'm 37. I'm I too old to be a Police officer???
    I'm a personal trainer and I love helping people!!!

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    ecop

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    I'm 37. I'm I too old to be a Police officer???
    I'm a personal trainer and I love helping people!!!

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