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Cincy85



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PostSubject: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:05 pm

Before I ask my question I wanted to provide a little background on myself. I earned my undergraduate degree in finance and banking and after working for a year in the financial services industry I decided a career in finance was not for me. I recently returned to school and earned my masters in information systems because I've always had a passion for technology. I'm about sixth months into my current job and am starting to have doubts about this career path as well. It's not that I hate what I'm doing but I'm seriously wondering if I'm just not the type of person that belongs behind a desk for 8-10 hours a day.

My grandpa was a sheriff and I've always been interested in law enforcement but have never really considered it seriously as a career. However, one day I was sitting at work and I could not get the thought out of my mind and have been wondering if I should try to pursue this as a career. I've also participated in athletics my entire life and was a collegiate athlete.

My question is, if I did decide to pursue a career in law enforcement, would earning my master's information systems be all for nothing? Would I be able to leverage both my undergraduate and graduate degree to my advantage or would they not matter since they're not relevant to law enforcement? Any comments or insights would be appreciated! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:07 pm

Your skills and knowledge could really be an asset to a law enforcement organization. Have you thought about looking into federal law enforcement? i.e. IRS or FBI. Having skills and knowledge about banking and computers can make you an attractive candidate. Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:12 am

IT WOULD NOT BE A WASTE.
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:56 am

Yeah. I have a BS in information systems. It has helped me tremendously during my career as an officer.
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:51 am

Could you give me an example of how you have used your degree in Information Systems during your career as a police officer? And would their be any additional benefits of having a master's degree if it's not in Crimminal Justice?
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:04 am

Computers are everywhere and used by practically everyone. My education has helped me investigate computer crimes and many other cases.
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PostSubject: Re: Would It Be A Waste of My Education?   Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:48 am

Many police departments would love to have you on their roster!
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