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Posted about 2 years ago

 

 Hi guys, I am certain that I want to pursue a career in law enforcement but before I go on a ride along I want to ask a few questions to the LEO's out there or aspiring ones.


As far as I am awara, there are specialized postions an officer can take such as: K9 unit, Narcotics Unit, Robbery and Homicide, Investigative..Etc.


My question is, "What do you find most interesting?"


"Is it very competitive to qualify into one?"


"Do your work hours get affected by it?"


"Which ones pay more?"


Which ones are harder to get into?"


I like the idea of specializing which is why I am pursuing an undergraduate degree to make myself more desireable.


Please do not be afraid to give any kind of personal opinion on any specialized position :)


Thank you, I really appreciate the feedback. God Bless.

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Rated +1 | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Take a deep breath and relax. The positions you named are not entry level assignments. I would concentrate on landing a police position as you will have years of paying your dues prior to assignment. Schedule a ride along and axe these questions during this time.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Ditto what uncledennis said.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I am always put off by the "which pays more" question. It really burns me.


We don't do this job for the millions we make. Or the 20 hour work weeks. Or the 100% paid family health care. We do it because we love the chase! Oh wait, that was a dream.


What Dennis said. And to add, Prepare for low pay, long hours, tedious grunt work for years then maybe, just maybe you might be good enough to qualify for a specialized unit.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

SGT405 says ...



I am always put off by the "which pays more" question. It really burns me.


We don't do this job for the millions we make. Or the 20 hour work weeks. Or the 100% paid family health care. We do it because we love the chase! Oh wait, that was a dream.


What Dennis said. And to add, Prepare for low pay, long hours, tedious grunt work for years then maybe, just maybe you might be good enough to qualify for a specialized unit.



Good enough to qualify and in some instances play department politics enough to get in.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

You have been a member of this site for 2.5 years now. If you have looked through this site at all in the past 2.5 years you would know some of these answers already. That being said, yes there are many specialty units in our line of work and no they are not available to rookies. No they do not pay any more than normal and yes they do take sacrifice both physically and by taking time away from our families. Get yourself hired first, then see what may come.


You can't cure stupid.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

what?? this youngun has been a member of police link for two and one half years and has made 2 posts? doesn't look like the active sort, only the very active and dedicated  get the chance to try for these "specialized positions" you were inquiring about.