So I am currently a senior in college and will graduate next fall with a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice. I have aspirations of becoming a police officer, but recently have considered joining the U.S. Coast Guard first. I think it would help me mature a little more and allow me to get more intense and professional training, which would allow me to enter a career afterwards in law enforcement.
I was browsing through the website and came across the enlistment (position? MO? rating...not sure what is called) called Maritime Enforcement Specialist. It gave a brief description, but I wanted to see if anyoone has any experience in this field. Any tips? Suggestions? Comments
Also, I see that with a Bachelor's degree I could go the officer route and attend Officer training? If I go this route, would I be able to enter the field as ME, or would it be a different position.
I am really looking to go the law enforcement route so any and all suggestions would be much appreciated.