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Advising youth on a career in law enforcement

Police careers: Going from patrol to detective

Entire police force laid off in Texas town
Editor's Note:

Given the continued downturn in the economy, agencies around the country are increasingly relying on "part time" officers and volunteer reserves. Further, many cops who have been laid off from their agencies are volunteering as reserves just to keep their POST creds current. What are your thoughts about reserve programs? Send us an email and your comments may be included in an upcoming column.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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Advising youth on a career in law enforcement
By Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
With rare exceptions, cops love being cops. In a recent PoliceOne poll, we asked the question, "If you could return to the day before entering the academy, and make that 'go-no-go' decision all over again, what would you do?" More than 1,600 members replied to the survey, and the overwhelming majority (71 percent) said, "I'd do it all over again!" Is it a good career choice?
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Police careers: Going from patrol to detective
By Teresa Schmidt, PoliceOne Guest Contributor
When patrol officers think about what's next in their careers, many consider how to become a detective — and for good reason. With new challenges, higher pay and more prestige, becoming a detective is a natural step up the law enforcement career ladder. Plan your move more efficiently
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