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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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    sunlight564

    about 3 years ago

    18 Comments

    I all ready started school of criminal justice.

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    benjamin22

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I cant wait to start school for criminal justice.

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    sherrytank24

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    When trying to get on as a police officer, what comes after the interview?

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    OlympicJoy

    about 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    lildezzy0 I am in that situation also. My advice would be to see if a department near you gives ride-alongs and go on one if they do. See if a department near you has an internship program. Visit a department's booth at the county or state fair. Talk to an officer. Read the articles on here. Make sure you are in shape. Read all the books on law enforcement you can find.

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    lildezzy0

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    can someone em,ail me at lildezzy0@yahoo.com to tell me how can i start working with police while iam in high school please let me know what can i do too beable to have an starting of that career

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    Grassie64

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am going tomorrow to talk to colleges about going back to get my bachelors in criminal justice!!

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    Ashurbanipal

    about 3 years ago

    74 Comments

    excellent article, I will look into all of these.

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    nicah

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Can anyone tell me the best way to prepare for testing and oral interviews? I am trying to get a position in a PD and have some interviews coming up. Want to be sure I am prepared. Not sure what to expect. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    Bearsfan83

    over 3 years ago

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    I will be graduating with my Bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2012. How soon before or after should I start applying for a position? I am not picky as to where I work and will look in all of my surrounding towns for open positions.

    Thanks!
    Rob

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    NANCYT1979

    over 3 years ago

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    Does anyone know where I can get my Master's in Criminal Justice? I am looking for a good school that offers this degree, currently I'm going for my MBA but I am looking for a more challenging school. Let me know please, BTW I reside in Chicago :)

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I'm planning to attend Westwood College to earn my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. :)

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I AM ABOUT TO GET MY ASSOCIATES'S DEGREE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN APPLIED SCIENCE ON DECEMBER 10, 2010. I PLAN TO JOIN TEXAS A & M FOR MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. ONE MAJOR PROBLEM, IV'E ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A DETECTIVE, POLICE OFFICER OR SOMEONE IN LAW INFORCEMENT FIELD. SHOULD I CHANGE MY MAJOR OR WILL THEY EXCEPT ME WITH MY ENGINEERING DEGREE. I AM A PHI THETTA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY STUDENT WHO HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK IN THE FIELD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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    BABYHOG1

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I AM 43 YRS OLD CAN I SIGN A WAIVER SINCE AM A VETERAN OF THE ARMED FORCES.

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    BELO66

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I retire today from the navy after 20 yrs. Want to do something in law enforcement. Any info will be greatly appreciated. THANKS

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    jasondecort

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    I live in illinois, im going to school for criminal justcie, and ive been looking into the cadet program, and have applied at the aurora IL police dept for the program. Does anyone know of any other Illinois cities that are near Aurora that have the cadet programs?

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