So, after wanting to be in the Marines for almost all of my life, I just found out I'll have to lay that dream to rest. I've got two medical conditions that disqualify me from service in the military. The sad part is - it's simply due to precaution. I can function just as well as anyone else who would be in.
Now that I know that won't be possible, I've been looking at some other possibilites in law enforcement. I've looked at anything from local, state to federal agencies. Given that I've still got two years of high school left - I still like to research this kind of thing. I'm also debating on whether I want to stay living where I am now, or move to the NYC/North Jersey area. I say this because, if my education plan plays out as I want it, I'm going to get my general education done here, then the degree-specifc stuff done at a criminal justice college in NYC. Depending on whether or not I like it there would determine if I stay there.
With that said, I wanted to see what those here involved in LE have to say. As I said, I'm not sure whether I want to go local, state, federal, etc. There are a ton of organizations that interest me.
Of all the research I've done, I've pretty much summed up a list of federal and local organizations (in both areas I'm looking at living). If anyone has any personal experience (other than being arrested by them ) - I'd love to hear it!
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Immigration & Customs Enforcement
United States Border Patrol
Defense Criminal Investigative Service
Including all subordinate service's investigative services - e.g. Army & Marine CID's, AFOSI, NCIS, etc.).
Local (San Diego)
San Diego Police Department
San Diego Harbor Police
San Diego County Sheriffs Department
Local (NYC / North Jersey)
New York Police Department
Port Authority Police Department of NJ-NJ
I realize it's a big list, but I know we've got a few LEO's here who'd have at least a bit of knowledge. Thanks all!