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  1. mg357

    mg357 Active Member

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    Law Enforcement question

    Discussion in 'Research' started by mg357, Feb 14, 2015.

    I have a law enforecementquestion,

    how many years would have a police officer been required to serve as a unifromed officer until they are promoted to detective?
     
  2. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    At least a couple years. I asked once at a police department I do contract work with, could a person start as a detective and skip the police part? They said no, you really need police skills and experience first. But I imagine a skilled cop who applied for detective might get to be one after only a few years.
     
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    I was looking at becoming a copper in the UK in the late 90's (I went to uni instead and got a corporate job). There was a 1 year fast track then, don't if it still exists.
     
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    Good point, it could differ by country.
     

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