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Law Enforcement Career Starter,9781576853641

Law Enforcement Career Starter

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/1/2001
Publisher(s): Thomson Delmar Learning
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Essential for people considering a career in law enforcement and students thinking about pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Choosing a Career in Law Enforcement
1(18)
Typical Salaries and Benefits
2(5)
Risks
7(1)
Law Enforcement Work Day-to-Day
8(3)
The Police Officer Suitability Test
11(8)
Becoming a Candidate: Your Education
19(24)
Why College?
19(3)
Fields of Study
22(2)
Choosing a School
24(3)
Finding Money for Your Education
27(11)
Work-Study Options
38(2)
Internships
40(3)
Becoming a Candidate: The Military Option
43(24)
Advantages
44(1)
The Five Branches of the Military
45(1)
Four Routes to Service
46(21)
Job Opportunities: Local and State
67(30)
Municipal and Metropolitan Police Departments
68(8)
Sheriff Departments
76(5)
State Police
81(3)
Corrections Officer
84(9)
Campus Police Departments
93(4)
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
97(56)
Differences in Federal Employment
98(1)
Office of Personnel Management
98(5)
The U.S. Department of Justice
103(16)
U.S. Treasury Department
119(18)
Department of Defense
137(5)
Department of Transportation
142(1)
Department of the Interior
143(2)
Independent Federal Agencies
145(8)
Applying for the Job
153(28)
Expert Advice
153(4)
Plan Ahead
157(1)
The Application Process
158(23)
Appendix A A Guide to Using the Internet 181(6)
Appendix B FBI Field Offices 187(6)
Appendix C Additional Published Resources 193

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