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    Any criminal justice majors?

    I was wondering if there are any criminal justice majors here. I graduate from high school this year and will be attending a community college to get my associate's degree in criminal justice and take an academy to become a cop.

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    My husband is cop, had that certificate

    Quote Originally posted by ZachariahDaMan
    I was wondering if there are any criminal justice majors here. I graduate from high school this year and will be attending a community college to get my associate's degree in criminal justice and take an academy to become a cop.
    Hi,

    My husband went that route. His 4 yr degree was in Sociology, and he got cj certificate. Be prepared to move fairly often and work a lot at night, because the new people get the crappy schedules. He ended up at night for 8 yrs. Other than that I think it is a pretty good job. Your eyesight should be in fairly good shape to shoot, and you also need to like driving & be a great driver. You will always be promoted more often & given better assignments with a 4 year degree so that part is 1,000% worth it despite what people may tell you. Doesnt' really matter so much what degree is in but it should be loosely public admin-related I think. Hope that helps you. Also, you will do tons of report-writing and it seems stupid but if you are a coherent writer & speller it can only help make you look good, so if not take some writing courses.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks a ton for the info. I appreciate it.

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