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 Hello all,


I ran across this website today and I am extremely impressed with both the content and the experience that I have found here. I have had many of my questions answered here by professionals and in a professional way. Thanks for that.


My name is Richard Luimes.


I am a dual (Canadian/US) citizen and I spent 4 years in the Canadian military (Infantry) and deployed to Afghanistan on a combat tour in 2009 - 2010. I was honorably discharged as corporal and am now attending university in Michigan working on 2 seperate degrees and a minor degree. I will graduate in 2014 with: a bachelors degree in Communication, a Bachelors degree in Business, and a Minor degree in Psychology. 


Upon graduation I wish to pursue a career in Law Enforcment. In particular I am interested in SWAT, Detective, or a Special Agent (with the pursuit of a grad program). 


Its great to be a new member of this community and I look forward to learning from all the experience.


 


I do have one area that I am looking for help in and that I have been unable to find on the website; I am looking for advice and direction on what steps I can take prior to joining, and while in my training and early years, that would help propel me into the position of a detective or a SWAT Operator? If anyone has any direction, advice, or links please post below. Thank you

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Thank you for your service to our great nation. The answer to your final question cannot be found as it is department specific. Your credentials are indeed impressive and I am certain any number of departments would be happy to have you however there is no fast track to either investigations or SWAT/SRT Operator. What you will need to do of course is to give 110% all day everyday. Be the overachiever and most importantly love what you do. Keep in mind this "job" is much like your previous one.......a lifestyle.


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Thank you for your service to our great nation. The answer to your final question cannot be found as it is department specific. Your credentials are indeed impressive and I am certain any number of departments would be happy to have you however there is no fast track to either investigations or SWAT/SRT Operator. What you will need to do of course is to give 110% all day everyday. Be the overachiever and most importantly love what you do. Keep in mind this "job" is much like your previous one.......a lifestyle.


 


 


I just found the section of the forums where it is appropriate to ask that question and I will post there shortly. Thanks for your response, overall I am starting to pick up on the fact that one must really put their time in doing the grind, and then proving themselves with time before getting a shot at SWAT. Thanks for your help.


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Richard,  welcome to PL from the midwest.  I'm not sure what you mean by special agent, tht is a term i usually associate with railroad police, but I feel that is not what you mean.

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 Cedar no I do not mean Rail Police. I was reading the 10 Steps to becoming an LEO and in that it had all the jobs. They had Special Agent as a very broad label but it mostly had to do with Federal positions. So Homeland security or FBI. OR its possible that I am misusing the term as I am new to all of this haha.

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 Cedar no I do not mean Rail Police. I was reading the 10 Steps to becoming an LEO and in that it had all the jobs. They had Special Agent as a very broad label but it mostly had to do with Federal positions. So Homeland security or FBI. OR its possible that I am misusing the term as I am new to all of this haha.


 



So you are interested in some sort of federal law enforcement type position.  Most require a 4 year degree so pursue your BS degree if you want  a position like that.

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 Hi Richard.  Welcome to PL from PA.   A lot of good information here from a lot of knowledgeable  people. 


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Welcome to PL from Los Angeles

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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.

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I am still very new to LE.  So new, in fact, that I just barely have one boot in the door of the academy!  I cannot answer your questions but I hope that you have found the answers.  With your determination and skillset, there is nothing you cannot do.  I look forward to hearing about your progress.  Best of luck!


"And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak." Michael Marks

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Welcome aboard and good luck.


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