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Poll: Non-citizen to Pursuing Law Enforcement Career

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 Hello I'm 21 years old, female. Asian. I really interesting to enroll for Criminal Justice study or any related study to pursuing law enforcement career. I'm none US-citizens and I'm planning to enroll in Criminal Justice Degree in Ohio. in-campus study.


law enforcement career in United Stated is my highest goals. I love the job that to help community.  I'm highly aim to become a US citizens and serve for US goverment permanantly. 


How this come up to me? personally I love law enforcement career since I was young. But in my country goverment is really really bad and law is flaw all over the country. there is no real law. I couldn't stand to do the job here. So i've decide to go for USA is the best place to work in law enforcement.


I really need an advice how to pursuit this career. Start from 0 (non-citizens)


 


thank you very much. excuse my mistake in language. PM me please

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 Getting your college degree is a great start, and you could use that time to work on becoming a US citizen. You have to be a US citizen to become a police officer in the United States at both the local, state, and federal government levels. It's great that we merit such an interest in law enforcement from around the world! 

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ethan2010 says ...



 Getting your college degree is a great start, and you could use that time to work on becoming a US citizen. You have to be a US citizen to become a police officer in the United States at both the local, state, and federal government levels. It's great that we merit such an interest in law enforcement from around the world! 


 


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@ethan2010 What you told me is exactly what i'm plan to do as well, get degree and working on become US citizen. I really hope I could do it. and degree tuition fee is pretty high. Thank you very much for your advice. Now I know i'm on the right path to my dream career.

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 thats what i did. i went to college while i waited to become a citizen. you have seven years to prepare. dont do anything stupid in college. also tske advantage of the internships thag the pd has and only allow students to applie for. volunteer in your free time. and once that is all said and done.. go to the academy...

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RESEARCH the degree that you choose to pursue.  Just because you have a criminal justice degree, does not mean you have your foot in the door.  Go talk to some federal recruiters for what they could be looking for in 4 or so years.  When I had the chance to talk with federal officers that happened into my neck of the woods, their "advice" was that at THAT time, the FBI (and other federal departments) were looking for those people with CPA or Business degrees and to leave the criminal justice degree alone.  This assists a person with "FOLLOWING THE MONEY" that they do a lot.


The Business degree will also assist you with climbing the ladder.  Let's face it, in bigger departments. . . once you start up the ladder, your law enforcement skills are kind of pushed aside (the further up the ladder, the further aside they are pushed) and the business degree starts to take over since you are in fact. . . .running a business now with all of the money issues AND moral issues that come with it.  Another degree one could maybe minor in is a Psychcology degree to let others know that you now know for a fact that the reason people act a certain way MAY be related to x, y and z reasons.


Finally, take a LOT of english classes.  Remember that when you write a report, not only will your superior (usually a sergeant) will be reading it. . . . .BUT. . . . .so could the prosecutor, defense attorney, JUDGE. . . . .AND anyone else (like the news) that FOIA's your report because of the high profile of the case.  How do you want these people to perceive you. . . .as a simpleton?  Or. . . .as a professional?