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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:

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    Yarimar1989

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    I heard that it is very hard to get into police because of all the testing...they rule a lot of people out.

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    JuliaSimmons

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    sounds fun

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    gillette

    about 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    my dad was good officer@ now he is d.c.@ now i would like to be one for my son he all i got.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    i liked it clears a lot up and well i want to become a patrol officer before anything then maybe move into the FBI or something like that.

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    edwinbaoteng

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    waana be like u one day

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    TanyaDan

    over 5 years ago

    236 Comments

    well, just gotta get started w the college!!

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    blackcd

    over 5 years ago

    72 Comments

    very informative. This solidifies my need and desire to become a trooper!

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    juanseverino

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    This article made me understand the positions better and its great help for many. I really love this website because there is many tips and examples on how to become a cop. I am going to a community college for criminal justice and hopefully soon I will be ready to take the test I need to get started. When I turn nine-teen I will definatley start my police acadamy and hopefully I do well.Thanks for the information. It was a great help

    Juan

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    Moisespa96

    over 5 years ago

    58 Comments

    To go into the Law Enforcement Industry is one and my best GOAL in life,I have been for two years in this great country,no my questions is: What is the first step and the proper school to go.

    Thanks.

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    ATAVIA

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    IM AM OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL ATTENTING A CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSITUTUION SO WHATS MY NEXT STEP TO BECOMING A COP

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    CValencia

    over 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    how can i star my career in law enforment. I'm alredy in hight school but i want to know whats the best way to get started. Can i take the test right now or how can i get ready for the test. if i take the test and keep on going to college how can i get started. please lead me trought this path.
    "thank you for your time"

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    kru81

    over 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    That is a lot of great info. thanks for that. I can't wait, and i to hope that some day soon ill either be a cop or a SWAT officer.

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    Ryan_Whelan

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    hey this is great info... im not of age yet but I'm headed to college to get my 2 yers degree in criminal justice. how do i get into a police academy?

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    how do i get to become a cop? i want to learn to be one at home.

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    jasonlovell

    over 5 years ago

    58 Comments

    i want to be a patrol officer

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