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Law Enforcement / Police

Law enforcement careers are both challenging and rewarding. Law enforcement officers, also called policemen, prevent and respond to crimes. They often maintain regular patrols or specialize in particular areas.

In order to become a law enforcement officer, you must complete a training course given by a police academy. Before you do this, however, many police academies require that you have either an associate or bachelor's degree. Those just starting careers in law enforcement must also take physical exams, drug and background check, and complete a civil service exam before they can begin working.