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Wanting to become a LEO

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by Stubbs95tacoma, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    Ive decided on my career choice and I'm wanting to become a LEO, preferably a sherif like my uncle. I'm in my last year of high school and I'm 17 years old, what steps should I take? And I can't sk my uncle before anyone says that, do I go straight to college? Or to the police academy? Help would be nice guys
     
  2. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    that depends on what month you were born in... Im a Gemini
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Shhhhh... I learned my lesson with that one.. Dad whopped my ass and then worked my ass off
     
  5. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    What Chris said. And why can't you ask your uncle about his career path??
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Died in the line of duty..
     
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    First grow up. Literally and metaphorically. I think most agencies you be at least 21.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Volunteer with the sherriffs. Possibly get into the explorer program since youbare pretty young. Talk to an officer from both agencies and ask how they got to where they needed to be and commit. Thats what I did minus the explorer program and im on my way. :)
     
  11. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Does anyone else hate when the term LEO is used ? Good god . Every post it seems .
     
  12. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    you don't see anything bc he decided to edit his post after realizing that perhaps his actions aren't as honorable as they should be
     
  13. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Yeah, I was stupid and didn't think on that whole situation, I let my rage get the best of me
     
  14. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    OP, being as you are trying to cover up your actions, reafirms my thoughts that being an LEO is NOT for you.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Sorry to hear that-Any of the guys that worked with/for him around?? If he is your role model seems like his career would be. Good place to start IMHO. Also, picking a location where you want to work and finding out what they require to hire someone for training will help.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    They are around, all getting older and close to retirement though..
     
  17. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    And before we make this a personal attack on me for something I did in high school think back to all the shit you all have done back then have to learn lessons the hard way sometimes
     
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    from what ive learned, id go military then police/sherriffs. They hire ex military all the time. Its def preffered. They also boost your test scores and salary too. That and no offence but it will def make you a lot more mature. Not that you arent, I dont know you, but the military teaches core values that the police look for.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Should I go to college? I have a 3.2 and could get acouple scholarships pluss I have a college fund.. What degree would I go after?
     
  20. Jul 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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