The Criminal Justice Career

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Detective department is the criminal justice career that I choose to write on. I would like to go be a detective solving domestic violence, to stop and help individuals as well as families. The reason for me choosing this topic is because as a child growing up I always wanted to be a police officer. Now that I understand some of the thing that has to be done to be part of the law, I have become more interested in the criminal justice field. I choose a specific department in the detective work, which is domestic violence because it shouldn’t happen to anyone no matter what. I don’t just want to arrest people, I want to help them and protect them. I watch my mother get beat in plenty of relationships but I couldn’t do anything about it as a child.…show more content…
The education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree or higher. Most police and detectives must graduate from their agency’s training academy before getting on-the-job training. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and meet rigorous physical and personal qualifications. The physical and personal qualifications are, you must be 21 years of age at the time of hire. If you are not yet 21, you may take the written test if you are 20.5 on the written test date. You have to Graduation from a U.S. High School or have a GED. You have to be a U.S Citizen; they also check you’re background for drugs/alcohol usage and crimes. You must be in excellent health with no conditions that would restrict your ability to safely complete Academy training and to perform all aspects of police work. You must also be in good physical condition. Your uncorrected distance vision must not be worse than 20/40, unless you wear soft contact lenses. Soft contact lenses must have been worn successful for at least three months in order to satisfy this waiver. There is no minimum or maximum height or weight limit. However, your weight must be appropriate for your height and build. Those are all the rigorous physical and personal qualifications to be a police officer. You have to be a police officer before being a

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