Law enforcement jobs?

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  1. fly boy

    fly boy Candidate

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    What law enforcement jobs are available to you out of the Academy?
     
  2. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Security Forces is a mixture of base-defense/security and law enforcement.
    OSI (Office of Special Investigations) works major crimes, counter-intelligence, etc. They are more like the Air Force version of the FBI.

    Out of the academy both are competative, but OSI is much more so. OSI usually gets about 80 applicants for 2-8 slots.
     
  4. fly boy

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    Thanks. So what can be done in order to make your application for those slots more competitive? Is there a major that would be "better"?
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    The major that will be the most enjoyable for you as that's likely the one you will get the highest grades in! The selection is very much based on your OPA (along with an application package for OSI). The higher you are, the better the chance. Best way is to do your very best. After that, it's up to the boards.

    My friend here with me at RAND was chosen for OSI, but he had to turn it down to come to RAND because they wouldn't hold a spot for him for 3 years. He was prior enlisted, in the scholar's program, high grades (top 10%) and a Behavioral Sciences major. Also did some great community service stuff.
     
  6. fly boy

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    So do you apply during your Jr. year at the Academy? And sorry for my ignorance, but what is RAND?
     

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