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I'm 26 now and not getting any younger. Everything I try to do never really pans out or I lose interest. Since leaving the Department of Corrections 3 years ago, I've felt like something has been missing and I think that's because I don't feel like I'm a part of something anymore.


I was a Strike Force officer with the VA DoC and I've recently been thinking about this a lot lately. I grew up in a law enforcement home, so it's always been a part of my life.


I just feel that I need to stop chasing things that will never amount to anything and settle on something I know and can be good at.


 


Now the questionable past. I recently have had my license restored from being suspended due to backed child support. It was backed because of being laid off for roughly six months. I have paid everything off and have really been thinking about joining the force. I just don't feel a sense of pride like I did when I was in corrections. My goal was to move into the LEO field before I left corrections and moved back to LA, so it only seems right to try to obtain that goal again.

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A suspended license shouldn't be a major obstacle, especially since you've gotten it reinstated. I say go for it, and apply to either corrections or as an LEO.


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You need a jump start to get motivated. I am curious of your level of education? I would consider speaking to a mental health professional. I wish you well.

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uncledennis1 says ...



You need a jump start to get motivated. I am curious of your level of education? I would consider speaking to a mental health professional. I wish you well.



My mental state? I'm fine. I'm just in a dead-end job and all I really ever known is law enforcment.


 


I don't know what you meant by that statement exactly. I made a 30 on my ACT, but never went to college.

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Small update...


 


I emailed a Cpl in the department I would like to join and got this response...


"As long as you catch up on your child support and get your license taken care of, then you can apply and should not have any big issues.  Did they issue a warrant on you because of child support? If so once paid get documentation showing the warrant was recalled"


So, looks like I'm going to be applying soon.

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Uncledennis' concern about your expressed level of depression is par for the course here.  Everyone goes through these kinds of feelings at some point in their lives.  A seasoned LEO will try to warn you to address it as you go along.


Being from a law enforcement family, a person might have a particular pressure to succeed in it.  Time away carries more weight. 


At 26 you are too young to realize this is just a phase.  Or...maybe you have a different calling you are trying to push to one side?  A counselor can help you sort things out and give you some easy tips to help recharge no matter what course you choose.


This is just a friendly piece of advice.  I see your latest post you are going to appl, but there is no law you can't explore other options if you desire. 


Smooth Sailing!


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I'm 26 now and not getting any younger. Everything I try to do never really pans out or I lose interest. Since leaving the Department of Corrections 3 years ago, I've felt like something has been missing and I think that's because I don't feel like I'm a part of something anymore.


I was a Strike Force officer with the VA DoC and I've recently been thinking about this a lot lately. I grew up in a law enforcement home, so it's always been a part of my life.


I just feel that I need to stop chasing things that will never amount to anything and settle on something I know and can be good at.


 


Now the questionable past. I recently have had my license restored from being suspended due to backed child support. It was backed because of being laid off for roughly six months. I have paid everything off and have really been thinking about joining the force. I just don't feel a sense of pride like I did when I was in corrections. My goal was to move into the LEO field before I left corrections and moved back to LA, so it only seems right to try to obtain that goal again.