What It Takes
Many veterans are well-positioned to excel as a law enforcement officer. Most of the skills and attributes you develop in the military translate to these fast-paced jobs, and they’re a natural fit for people who want to stay on their toes—and stand up for those who need it most.
A Desire to Help
If you’re good at looking out for others and always have a desire to help, law enforcement might be a great fit.
This is a career where you can’t afford to make mistakes. That means making accurate, rapid assessments.
Being detail-oriented and able to follow strict procedures—is important for law enforcement officers at any level.
First Aid Proficiency
While not necessary, a basic knowledge of first aid is a great starting point for this career.
The ability to quickly assess a situation and act accordingly can be the difference between life or death.
Law enforcement officers are often on their feet and need to be able to lift heavy objects, including people.
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