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This is a discussion on How old is too old? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; If you are only looking for sworn law enforcement then disregard and I apologize. If you want have a satisfying job using your IT background ...

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    If you are only looking for sworn law enforcement then disregard and I apologize. If you want have a satisfying job using your IT background there are a lot of law enforcement and other government agencies IT support check Defense Intelligence Agency or clearancejobs.com Also, for LEO with the urge to train others there are plenty of opportunities at http://www.mpri.com/main/lawenforcement.html too.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions and ideas. :) I am beginning to look around and see what opportunities might be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    A question for the leos - leos only please.

    I have a college degree in IT, but would like to give something more back to the community, help folks out, and get the satisfaction of a job worth doing back, similiar to when I was in a volunteer rescue squad some years back.

    I've been thinking of switching careers into law enforcement for several years. Is mid - late 40's too old to make the transition?
    For federal jobs, mid 40's is too old.

    ICE Agent Age Restrictions:

    In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, you must be referred for selection before reaching your 40th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position.

    Some federal agencies have a 32 year age limit.

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    You might want to look at other law enforcement positions that don't require toting a gun.

    For example: Intelligence Research, Criminal Program Specialist, etc.

    There are no age restrictions with these type of positions (and no physical). But you still have to pass a criminal and financial background check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    You might want to look at other law enforcement positions that don't require toting a gun.

    For example: Intelligence Research, Criminal Program Specialist, etc.

    There are no age restrictions with these type of positions (and no physical). But you still have to pass a criminal and financial background check.
    I knew that Federal is out due to age, but wondered about other agencies.

    Thanks Patti, that would allow me to serve and give something back. Do you have any idea how to go about finding those type of positions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    I knew that Federal is out due to age, but wondered about other agencies.

    Thanks Patti, that would allow me to serve and give something back. Do you have any idea how to go about finding those type of positions?
    Go to:

    USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

    You can search jobs by title or by agency.

    Or you can go to the individual websites and click on Careers.

    For example:

    U.S. Marshals Service Career Opportunities

    Did you say you have an I.T. degree? Some agency's (like the FBI and Secret Service) offer jobs in cyber crime.

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    United States Secret Service: Employment Opportunities

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    Most federal agencies age limit is 34 or 36. Now they may have other positions that are not in the enforcement side that may not have the age limit. You may also want to check out the Department of Homeland Security. They operate the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. You may be able to get on as an instructor in IT. Good luck with your pursuit.

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    in the 70's, when I was a LEO, in the police academy, of which I was 21 years old, my co-student, and turned best buddy, was 61 years old. and hewas number one in the class.

    wow. go for it.

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