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TexasTiger08
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Member since Oct 2006
13996 posts

How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
I’m not talking about becoming a cop...something other than just writing tickets and whatnot. I’m wondering how the detectives, forensic investigators, etc get jobs.

Does it all start with becoming a cop?


lnomm34
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
10194 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
Smells like pork in this thread.


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SNAPPERHEAD
LSU Fan
Possumneck, Ms.
Member since Jan 2006
9463 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
Easy in Baton Rouge if you are black


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225bred
USA Fan
COYS
Member since Jun 2011
12202 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
Easier than it is getting a job in Baw Enforcement


TigersSEC2010
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2010
27437 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
It's pretty easy in states like Louisiana. If you go to more highly educated and populated state, it's a lot harder. What will get most people rejected is previous drug use and/or convictions.

All cops start on patrol then move up. Nobody starts as a detective.
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yellowfin
Chicago Cubs Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
89662 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
First you have to go to the academy


yellowfin
Chicago Cubs Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
89662 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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All cops start on patrol then move up. Nobody starts as a detective.


Start in the jail with sheriffs office


iamAG
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2015
3517 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
State trooper-impossible unless you know someone or are black

Brpd-easy as long as nothing crazy

Ebr- have to suck it up in the jail for a few years but if you can make that not bad


foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
38192 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
Depends on the job. When I was an undergrad I got a glorious job as a security guard at a sorority house. The pay was minimum wage but it was like being a fox guarding the henhouse.


TigersSEC2010
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2010
27437 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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State trooper-impossible unless you know someone or are black


Good point. LSP is by far the hardest agency to get a job offer from.


theenemy
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2006
10128 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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detectives,


Typically you prove yourself in patrol or other LEO division and then after years you can apply.

quote:

forensic investigators


Often times they aren't commissioned officers....typically you have to have some kind of science degree.


TigersSEC2010
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2010
27437 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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Start in the jail with sheriffs office



Really? I didn't realize EBRSO mandated that.


danilo
Member since Nov 2008
4077 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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State trooper-impossible unless you know someone or are black

Why is that? so few openings?


iamAG
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2015
3517 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
They don’t mandate it, but unless you have experience or know someone(who can let you do dispatch instead of jail), you can bet your arse you will do a few years in jail:


LSUintheNW
LSU Fan
Here and there
Member since Aug 2009
28199 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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LSP is by far the hardest agency to get a job offer from.


You talking locally?


TigersSEC2010
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2010
27437 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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Why is that? so few openings?



Better pay. Better equipment. Many of them only work interstates, which is way easier than working domestics and trashy shite all day. They also only hire the best candidates (usually), so you don't have to worry about Donut Donnie rolling in for backup on a foot chase.


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Team Alpha Beast
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Mar 2016
658 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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State trooper-impossible unless you know someone


Not true.

You just have to qualify and do well on your interview.

Having experience in law enforcement or military is more important.


Btrtigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
11428 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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First you have to go to the academy


They have job aids now.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/ObW4UDH.jpg


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TigersSEC2010
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2010
27437 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
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You talking locally?


Yes, in the state of Louisiana.


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iamAG
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2015
3517 posts

re: How easy is it to get a job in law enforcement?
Criteria. You have to have a college associates, military, or law enforcement experience.

They have hundred of applicants from all over because the job is easy, pays well, and opportunities are much better than local. If you are white you need to know someone or have well over required.


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