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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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    jackelsq

    about 5 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

    about 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

    about 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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    marinefiend2010

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    I'd like to be a federal agent !!! i have about a year left on my degree in criminal intelligence which is around the same time my enlistment is up in the marine corps! but i might stay in and make a lateral move to military police

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    julius21

    over 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    MY MAIN GOAL. AND I ASSURE YOU I WILL ACHIEVED IT.

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    Rein84

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    I'm ready hope to be there soon

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    brittany_vittorio

    over 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    I am ready to join!!!

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    MHatcher

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Im Ready.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    This is also one of my biggest goals right now. I am a CJ student, and much of this is covered in the 1101 class work... its good to know that what they are teaching us in the books is true to form.

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    blose373

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    so do i

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    lulu01x

    over 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    I SOO WANNA BE A COP!!! I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE AND DOING GOOD THINGS AND DOING WHATS GOOD FOR EVERYONE AROUND HERE!!!

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    av_hjhs

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I would like to do campus law enforcement. It's very interesting to me.

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    mdr

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'm highly appriciated police activities in USA.I want to strat the law enforcement actuvities.I belive dadecation,honesty,Sinceratity,dutyfulness and commitment that is a police officer can do. I'm ready to strat as a correction officer. I need to get better suggestion about this position.

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    Rookie717

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Many people have common questions such as the ones in this article but the only difference is they leave their questions unanswered. Some people are afraid to go in person to ask particular questions that are essential to any law enforcement job. This article answers those questions for you. Law Enforcement has been on my mind for a while and I come from a family full of police officers. Gotta carry on the tradition one way or another.

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    courtneykamen

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    it seems really interesting, but im still undecided on what career path i want to take.

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