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     16 y/o male, Aspiring to be a LEO here, it's been my dream since i can remember. I've always wanted to be the guy people come to when they need help and hold a leadership position. I'm planning on joining the army soon and becoming Active duty MP, and get some college in sociology or psychology (as i've read that a CJ degree isn't worth the paper it's printed on). Then around 21 or 22, ill apply to Metro Nashville PD. Then when i get a few more years under my belt I hope to join the State Troopers, as my stepfather is currently one and he'll help me along the process. Anyways, thank you guys for reading and i respect everything you guys do and i'll be joining the cause soon! 

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 Welcome to PL from Southern California.


Mighty fine intro.  Good luck with your career plans, looks like you've got some great goals and clear path you'd like to follow.

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Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!


Best wishes in reaching your goals!! Just remember - a lot of teenagers do some pretty stupid things with no thought of after effects. A bad judgement call can close the door to an LE Career. Keep your nose clean and study hard.


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Welcome to PL.

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Welcome to Police Link from Philly.


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36TR says ...



Welcome to Police Link, from Ohio!!


Best wishes in reaching your goals!! Just remember - a lot of teenagers do some pretty stupid things with no thought of after effects. A bad judgement call can close the door to an LE Career. Keep your nose clean and study hard.


 



I completely agree. I started myself down a wrong path, hanging with the wrong people, marijuana use, etc. But i've put that all behind me when I decided to join Law Enforcement. Proud to say that i've been a year and a half clean. Quit smoking all together, now I visit the gym atleast twice a week, and starting to increase the intensity of my workouts. All day long I think about my future, and coming to this site and reading posts from other sworn officers motivates me that much more. Thanks 



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 Welcome from sunny south Florida.

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 Welcome a broard and I hope you like this site.

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 Welcome to PL from NC!! 


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I am curious where you read a CJ Degree is not worth the paper it is written on. Please provide the sourse. Choose your words carefully. I look forward to your response. That is an insult to those of us with a CJ Degree.

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I am curious where you read a CJ Degree is not worth the paper it is written on. Please provide the sourse. Choose your words carefully. I look forward to your response. That is an insult to those of us with a CJ Degree.



 


uncledennis1, I've heard firsthand from LEOs that it's much more preferable to have a degree in something other than CJ because the fact is if you don't make the cut, get injured, etc that degree is little use. Getting a degree in something else is a more viable option to have something to "fallback" on when the ish hits the fan. I'm sorry for offending you or anyone with a CJ degree, my point was if you get a CJ degree and make it, then all thumbs up for you but if you can't continue to be in law enforcement it would be much easier to use that secondary degree.

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cotywayne5. I am going to hold your feet to the fire a bit. In yourr introduction  you state you read where a CJ Degree is not worth the paper it is written on and then you go on to say you heard firsthand from LEO's regarding this degree. Which is it? I have known those that did not work in LE however, had a CJ Degree. Keep in mind this is our house and you have insulted many PL members.


 

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 Both is true uncledennis, but the website I speak of contains html which I cant post on here, but I'll be happy to send you the link. 


My stepdad, who is a state trooper, told me the same thing. So have leo's in my area that I had the chance to chat with. I'd like to think of it as a "jack of all trades", to add a special skill set to an agency. Don't get me wrong uncledennis, up until late I was dead set on getting a CJ degree but it just makes more sense to me to bring something different to a department, along with military experience, I can further increase my chances of being hired. Also, I've read that you learn all the CJ material you need at the academy, so why not broaden the experience?

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Welcome to PL from the midwest.


A CJ degree is a somewhat specialized degree and directed at people who want to go into a LE area, however if you become a LEO, you will recieve the necessary training in the academy.   I guarantee a person with a CJ degree would be chosen over one with no degree, all else being equal.  The disadvantage of a CJ degree is that there is not much of a 'fall back" option if you do not go into a LE field, they are not good for much else.  It's like getting a degre in accounting, it's not a whole lot of use if you aren't going to be a account or in a closely related field.

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 I agree the is not much to fall  back on. I know with a Cj degree one may get into bail or security if unable to be in LE this is just what I have found to be true with a few of my coworkers. 


" The things you want are always possible: it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The onle real obstacle in your path to fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experiance" Les Brown

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I know many with a CJ Degree who did not choose law enforcement. Insurance adjustors, private investigators, and a few attorneys I know have their degree in CJ. The OP is much to young and not experienced in life to run his mouth about a CJ Degree. It did not set well with me. After a bowl of Butter Brickle I am fine however.

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Welcome to PL...

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 Welcome to PL from another Ohioan.  Best of luck to you.

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Good Luck! and welcome from San Bernardino, Ca