Looking to join the Law Enforcement team.
I am 21, almost 22. I have been serving in the US Navy for the past few years. When it comes time to re-up or get out, I'm still not sure what I will do. With the economy being so unstable I'm kinda scared to get out. Sure, the military doesn't pay much, but when it comes to supporting my family I love the security the military offers. If I do get out I would like to get into Law Enforcement. I attended college for two years before I joined the Navy, but I do not have a complete degree yet. Here's my questions. To get into the Law Enforcement career will I need to get my degree? If so, what degree will help me the most. I thought of getting my degree in Criminal Justice, but I have been told that that degree does not really help anymore than a degree of another type such as a science or mathmatics degree. Will my military background help me get into a special program down the road such as K9, SWAT, Drug Enforcement? And finally, do y'all think that making the transition from Military to Law Enforcement would be a smart and stable decision with the current economy conditions? Thanks.