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  • Intro-Texan101

    Hello everyone,

    First, this site is awesome - a lot of help!

    I've posted a few times but wanted to introduce myself. I'm in my upper 20s, from TX but currently living in VA, and I have no law enforcement experience but hope to break into the field soon. Currently I work for a defense contractor in support of the Army but looking to relocate to Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth or Houston areas) with my spouse and start a career in LE before years end...God willing. In a previous life I was in the Marine Corps for six years...will always miss that Gun Club.

    Any help or guidance is always appreciated.

    Last edited by Texan101; 02-12-2015, 05:45 PM.
    When you go home, tell them of us and say: For their tomorrow, we gave our today - Semper Fidelis

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    www.thebluesnews.com has an employment section

    You'll have to go through an academy somewhere and pass the TCOLE test before you hit the streets. Some agencies will put you through one and some will expect you to get through one on your own before they hire you. You'll just have to contact recruiters in the area you're interested in.

    There's always DPS and TP&W. In the Texas forums there are threads about the DPS academies. You might want to check them out.
    Last edited by chapwolfe; 06-03-2014, 09:57 PM.
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