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Shotgun_005_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I've wanted to go into law inforcement since i was eight years old, im 16 now and still want to join. im thinking of going into secret service but im going start off as a cop to get some experience under my belt. what should i study in college? also for those who are in texas, what is a good college in texas with a good law enforcment program.

Marvin_martian_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Hi al391. You might want to start by looking into the Boy Scouts Explorer program. I think it is for 16 to 20 year olds. My city has a Law Enforcement Explorers troop that meets at the police station. They get to do ride-alongs and are trained to use police equipment. It's a chance to see it all first hand.

As far as college, if you find something close to home that has a good program the school counselors will help you get started with the basic courses. We also have 2 police academies in my area, and some of the "continuing education" courses (required for all cops in Missouri) are open to the public for the same fees charged to officers. Most of these courses last from 4 hours to 5 days. It would be worth looking for something similar close to your home.
I hope that helps, and I'm sure some Texas officers will be able to provide more info on colleges and programs.


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Shotgun_005_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Thanks ccso8462 i'll look into that. Im filling out my Eagle Scout paper work right now and i'll talk to them.
Thanks again

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Also check into your local agencies for any possible "Explorer" programs... Fairfax County has one for anyone under 18. Then from 18-21 they have a cadet program. Then you can become a recruit and go to academy.


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

AL391...def check out the explorer programs,(if any) where you live, its a great program, I was an explorer in my dept., and am now an advisor... good luck.

Me_marching_max50

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Check in with your local universities. A lot of them(espically the big ones) have summer camps.

100_1981_3__max50

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TEEX at Texas A&M University in College Station has a great academy. Check with you local law enforcement agency about explorer and ride out programs.


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