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Is having a college degree plus military experience best way to get into Federal law enforcement?

I just graduated from college and have joined the Army. My ultimate goal is to land a job as a Special/Field Agent with a federal law enforcement agency. My bachelor's degree is in criminal justice and I'm hoping that combined with military experience I will be a good candidate for a federal law enforcement position. Can anyone, preferably someone with experience, or holding a federal law enforcement position provide me with any helpful information?

Asked By: Xavier G - 5/11/2010
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A Bachelor's degree is required for federal special agent positions (very few exceptions). A second Bachelor's degree is unlikely to make a big difference, the money and time would be better spent on graduate work. I participated in an agency-sponsored Masters program (Customs Office of Invest) wherein the major was... More
Answered By: drdr - 5/11/2010
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www.usajobs.com For example, look at these postings to see what it takes: http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/Search.aspx?sort=rv%2c-dtex&cn=&rad_units=miles&brd=3876&pp=50&fn=4607&vw=b&paygrademin=5&paygrademax=9&re=134&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&caller=advanced.aspx
Answered By: Yo it's Me - 5/11/2010
 
Got some aggression you want to take out on some citizens there pal? How's your buzz cut treating ya? Hoping to legally shoot someone? Sadism?
Answered By: Matt - 5/11/2010
 
It depends on what agency you want to work for... More
Answered By: art v - 5/11/2010
 
That's a good start, they like prior military and law enforcement degrees but also eye sight is another biggie for agents. See federalgovernmentjobs.us for more info. They have a list of federal positions with qualifications you need and what they prefer. Hope this provides the answers you need.
Answered By: thomas - 5/11/2010
 
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