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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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    joseph40

    over 4 years ago

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    Even learned Immigration Law but due to there freeze will never know if i would have been good with them or not.

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    joseph40

    over 4 years ago

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    Tried Border Patrol twice then they stopped hiring and went on a hiring freeze till who know when, when i had learned spanish and studied it for over a year, to get on with them, and wasn't able to make the test twice which they did not come out to Utah that often anyway. For me an FBI, DEA, ATF, or IA Detective, would be the greatest honor to work for a Federal Law Enforcement Bureau or Detective in a police department where corruption is high.

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    joseph40

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    I have want to be a FBI Special Agent forever and will accomplish this asap.

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    EmilyCragg

    over 4 years ago

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    Is the legal background, Natural (Common) Law VERSUS Statutory Law being articulated, just in case there is a conflict between jurisdictions ... ? Between Roman [status quo] Law and Anglo-Saxon [peace-keeping] Law?
    Why is there a jargon-vocabulary for law enforcement? Are we trying to set up a SEPARATION between Law Enforcement as a community and the people whom they serve as keepers of the Peace?

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    jenaemarie412

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    Im almost 21 and i have wanted t be a cop wat do you think i should do. And do you recommend any academys

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    RIDEOUT

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I WANT TO BECOME A STATE TROOPER ANY ADVICE AND OR SHOOD I JUS GO FOR IT OR SHOOD I TAKE A COURSE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRST?

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    markmc7979

    almost 5 years ago

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    The University Of Phoenix has a great criminal justice program. I know one local agency that only hires applicants with a bachelors or higher education even though only a high school diploma is required. ALSO, you must have close to EXCELLENT credit. A trend among most police agencies now is the hiring of applicants 25 years and up. The reason for this is because they have so many problems with young people right out of college. No life experience, no job experience, only school, these people tend to have problems in law enforcement.

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    markmc7979

    almost 5 years ago

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    You have to have a clean background. No drugs in the last five years. Zero use of cocaine, meth, steroids or other mind altering drugs. If you lie they will find out and you can never apply again. Intense physical and written test, along with psyche evaluation, memorization of numbers up to 8 digits forwards and backwards, face memorization test as well. Get a degree in business management with a minor in criminal justice administration. I

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    angieelawrencee

    almost 5 years ago

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    i am wanting to become a cop any advice on schooling or anything of what classes i should take?? you wold be a great help.

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    atkesond

    almost 5 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

    almost 5 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

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

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

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    Klaudia

    almost 5 years ago

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    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

    almost 5 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

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    me too can someone plase help

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