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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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    atkesond

    over 4 years ago

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    I want to be a state cop. Always looked up to them, and know some former officers. I think its great and plus you not just limited to only one county or town. Very exciting.

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    police10

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    Depends what state most Departments don't want someone the age of 50 on the streets

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    meyers1

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    whats the maximum age to work on the police force any position

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    Klaudia

    over 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    Do you have to have field experience as a police officer before becoming forensic crime scene investigator ??? I don't know if I'm cut for a police officer...

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    JFULFORD

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO GO INTO ALL READY. I WANT TO COLLECT THE EVIDENCE AND SEND TO THE LAB.

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    RYAN1986

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    me too can someone plase help

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    wilsonannisa

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    so many choices i think i know what i want to do but am not too sure what the requirements are.. some one please help..

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    Amoon8

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'm 18 and live in missouri. I just graduated and have always wanted to be a cop. Do I have to be 21 to go to the academy? What do I need to do?

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    StrobeCraft

    over 4 years ago

    28 Comments

    I'm not sure what I want to do. I'm torn between a police officer and a firefigter. help?

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    Candela

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I WILL LOVE TO START TRAINING BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW ,I'M IN MY LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL ONLINE I ONLY HAVE SIX CLASSES LEFT BUT I DON;'T KNOW WHERE TO GO,DOES ANYBODY HAS ANY IDEA FOR ME.

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    TommyE

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to become apart of the law enforcement agencecy and I am ready to start training.

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    chrisREED73

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    i like to be a police officer if i had a ged are A deploma were i can fight crime and be the best ever that i can i wish i had the time and the money to do what is in future for me im the one that quite school and didnt graduate

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    jackelsq

    over 4 years ago

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    I want to help make a change in society. I appreciate the boys in blue help.

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    guarddog45

    almost 5 years ago

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    I'd just like to be a part of law enforcement in some area where my age isn't the issue. Wanting to be involved in these type of careers as a mid-life choice while working on a CJ degree is a worthwhile ambition, which I am trying to accomplish. I will at least know after trying all my options that I gave it my best, but can't understand the age issue. I understand the physical aspects of course, and frankly, if I can't do that part of the job then I shouldn't be a LEO. This article helped to point out a few more law enforcement areas that I hadn't considered yet. Why can't there be older LEO's that could do all those jobs that require less physical aspects and free up the younger officers ? I am sure that there are plenty of paper pushing jobs, checking & interviewing people , and whatnot to go around that do not require you to scale a 6' fence, run 4+ miles, etc. Thanks for the information. GuardDog45

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    newson_88

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    I would like to do local police or maybe even correctional work. It really just depends but I am definetly ready to get started I am currently a CJ student and am working closer to achieving my goal. Eventually, my goal is to do detective work.

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