Personal Narrative: A Career As A Special Agent

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Special Agent After college, the career field that I plan on pursuing is Law. Public Safety, Corrections and Security are all included in this law field. I want to be a Criminal Investigator or a Special Agent. “The job consist of investigating criminal activities in the Federal, State and local levels of government, prepare reports that detail investigation findings and testify before the grand jury concerning criminal cases” (Kuder). “They also analyze evidence in the lab or in the field, determine if the evidence that is found is sufficient to recommend to the prosecution and they are the ones who supervise the entire investigation” (Kuder). As we all know though cops and investigators can work irregular hours, they may also have…show more content…
In some cases you also need an extra one to two years of college coursework in order to obtain a higher degree for other branches. If you also take a physical education class also helps you by developing the competitiveness, stamina, and agility needed for many law enforcement positions. “Today most entry level applicants in the state and local governments have some form of college education” (Kuder). “As part of you pre-employment most candidates must go through a period of training which are mostly held at their local police academies, except for the FBI which hold their training at the Quantico Marine base in Novak Virginia” (Kuder). To become an FBI Special Agent you must be a U.S. citizen. You must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 upon your appointment as a Special Agent. You must possess a four-year degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. You must have at least three years of professional work experience. You must also possess a valid driver's license and be completely available for assignment anywhere in the FBI's jurisdiction. “All applicants for the Special Agent position must first qualify under one of five Special Agent Entry Programs. These programs include: Accounting, Computer Science/Information…show more content…
Then maybe the next you could be meeting with a source to gather intelligence on illegal activities, the next you could be making an arrest, and the next you could be back in the office meeting with your squad and catching up on paperwork (Federal). No matter what you will not be board at work or sick of doing the same old thing. Besides that you are on call seven days a week 365 days a year. You work in and out of the office; you could be raiding a house in the snow or rain. So you will sometimes have to deal with the elements, or work long days and nights. This is not a job for someone who just wants a pay check and work a 40 hour work

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