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Wanted to go somewhere to celebrate a recent victory, so here is the good news.

I'm a 3-time transfer student at my FINAL school (I swear!), and I changed majors a week ago from Physical Education to Criminal Justice. Being a cop was the childhood dream, and between transferring and my bitch of an ex making me second-guess teaching (she is a teacher, so it leaves a bad taste in my mouth thinking about it; plus, the way the education field is going, finding a PE job is going to be way too hard), I just lost interest in teaching. It started as a passion, and I decided "screw it, it might put me another year behind getting this other degree, but so be it". I went to see my academic adviser today, and he pretty much gave me free reign to fill out my schedule on my own, giving me a small list of must-have courses for next semester (3, to be exact). I am taking 15 hours next semester, and my first two criminal justice courses are involved in that.


Now, the good news about all of this. I submitted an audit to see how many more hours I have, as of this minute. 48. That's 3 hard semesters, hours wise. However, take out that 15 for next semester, I'm down to 33. That's one hard semester and one fairly easy semester. I'm quite possibly/most likely graduating a year from next semester. This makes me more excited than I can express. I've been through a HELL of a lot the past 5 years, and to see the end so near (finally), it's seriously a sigh of relief.

Here's to my stick-to-itiveness. Any suggestions on what counties I should shoot for for police work? I've lived in Pender, Duplin, Cumberland, Marion, New Hanover, Cleveland (currently live there), and Gaston, and I know the surrounding counties fairly well for each. Any that I should look into?

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Stay the hell out of York Co SC. God knows we have enough cops snooping around.


Good luck btw

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Mayberry
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cabarrus and rowan have too many cops on every corning. Can't stand cops. Always pulling me over for no reason and saying I've been drinking when I haven't. They just never leave you alone here

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Finally get tired of being picked on??? Now you're deciding to become a cop??

Where have I heard this story before...

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Why cop? Go get ur accounting degree and shoot for FBI or ATF.

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[quote name='ARSEN' timestamp='1350651415' post='1951382']
Why cop? Go get ur accounting degree and shoot for FBI or ATF.
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Honestly, because I am so sick of school that it's not funny. Plus, I don't know how much more I have until I hit my limit on Stafford Loans. I'd be OK with maxing out at detective at some point, if I so choose. Who knows though, I may some day decide to go back and try to make FBI/SBI and if I do, it won't be too much extra.

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So you are/were racking up debt to become a cop?


You know they start at about 28K per year right?

If you wanted to max out at detective you could have gone to a community college gotten your associates and then gone through BLET and been done in less than 2 years.

With minimal debt.

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Come out here to LAPD or LA County Sherriff, they start off around 65k.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1350658577' post='1951495']
So you are/were racking up debt to become a cop?


You know they start at about 28K per year right?

If you wanted to max out at detective you could have gone to a community college gotten your associates and then gone through BLET and been done in less than 2 years.

With minimal debt.
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Yeah, but getting the bachelors gets me about $1000-$1500 more than somebody with an associates. Plus, from what I've been told, there is tuition reimbursement, so it's not a tremendous issue.

Plus, had I stuck with teaching, I'd start out ~$30,000 anyway. Just feel like being a cop suits me more.

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[quote name='h0llywood' timestamp='1350659509' post='1951506']
Come out here to LAPD or LA County Sherriff, they start off around 65k.
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If you know somebody that can be an in for me, and if you want to pay for the plane ticket, I'm game.

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Im addicted to investigation shows/ coldcase etc.. Not the ones like CSI...the real ones. Its all about what you think will make ya happy. Change it up if something doesnt feel right...you will have a good resume with college diploma so youre ahead of the game.
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