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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Hello y'all I am Julian! I am working on my bachlors right now and plan to graduate by mid-summer this year in Anthropology. I am looking forward to becoming a police officer! Also have asperations to going into forensics in the future. I have a few questions about applying to a LE job. Does it matter what degree I have? Since I will not graduate until mid-summer when exactly should I start appying?

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Good evening Julian and a hearty welcome to Police Link from the Missouri Ozarks.No,it does not make a difference what degree your major is in.I fact,for about the past twenty or more years there is much more supply than demand for a bachelors in Criminal Justice.When I initially started in klaw enforcement there were five of us on a dept of over six hundred who had a c.j. degree.When I retired over 80 % had degrees in said subject.If it is your intent to go federal ,they like degrees in journalism and law.Much good fortune with your aspirations....Dave

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

WElcome to PoliceLink.


I agree with ssu459


I am NOT an LEO, but I was told by a friend that a degree in business or anything else is good. I will give you a better chance of getting promoted. Also, if you are unable to LE work due to an injury then you have a degree that could help you with a career.


Good luck


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 Welcome to police link. 

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Welcome to PL from NJ. I agree with the previous posts. Good luck to you.


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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Welcome. Get a degree in Public Administration and start applying yesterday. Apply now. Best to you.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

uncledennis has touched on a very valid point.In my dept ,as well as a number of other larger agencies a Masters in Public Administration is required to attain the ranks of Deputy Chief,Asst. Chief and Chief.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!


All of the above are great suggestions!!


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Welcome to PL from Ohio.  I also agree with the other posters here, lots of great suggestions for you.   Best of luck.