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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Hello everyone,


I'm a new member to the forum.


I'm in my early twenties, married with one daughter. I have an undergraduate degree and am currently pursuing my MBA. I work for a bank and generally speaking enjoy my job but have recently decided to rekindle my journey to determine if becoming a LEO is right for me. As a child I dreamed of being a police officer and looked up to my uncle who works for the loca PD. My original plan was to apply for state police but with budget constraints at the state level unfortunately that route isn't looking promising. I've put about three years into my banking career and now would be the time to make a career change or nestle in for the long-haul as a certified banker.


Most recently I've considered going to the local PD or Sheriff's office. The compensation is significantly less than what I make now and the gap is only growing the longer I stay in banking. The biggest concern is my ability to provide for my family so I am exploring my options to determine if this move is even feasible. I'll be snooping around the forum as pasts posts and see if anything supports my thought process.


I look forward to talking with you all.

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Welcome to PL from the midwest.  I would suggest you do some ride-alongs with your local police/sheriff's departments, and you might keep your current job and try to become a reserve, this will ensure that you like a LE career before burning your bridges.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Caveat emptor: Although your desire to become a law enforcement is admirable, consider this: Nobody in LEO-Land makes 'bank'. If you are concerned about not making enough money, being a cop/deputy might not be the best choice for you.


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Welcome to PL. Test the waters before jumping in the rewards are fantastic, but not monetary...

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Thanks for the quick replies.


I did get some offers from a local department to become a reserve so that is an option that's on the table. Many others have recommended this route, at least until my wife can finish school.


In terms of monetary value, I am the sole provider for my household while my wife finishes her education. In 2 years when she graduates we anticipate an additional income stream of about $2500 to $3000 net which eliminates the concern for paying the bills. At that points it less about income and more about the passion I have for my career.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Welcome. Look at the reserves and test the water.

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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.

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It's never too late to chase a dream.


Welcome to PL & happy New Year from icy, frigid mid-Missouri.


"Live in such a way that those who know you but do not know God, will come to know God because they know you."

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Welcome to Police Link, from Snow covered Ohio!!


Like it's been said, Law Enforcement is definately not a money maker. However, it is a satisfying life style. Weigh your options carefully. Law Enforcement is not for everyone.


Best wishes.


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