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Four Ways to Start an Intelligence Career

By Erik Kleinsmith

What makes intelligence a daunting career choice is that the paths are ill-defined and often downright confusing. Unlike careers in law enforcement where you attend a training academy, there is no ROTC-like program to bring intelligence professionals into the workforce. Most people working in intelligence did not start their career in the field. So where do you start?

How Much Do You Need to Earn from Your Post-Policing Career?

Before deciding to retire or leave a career in law enforcement, be sure to fully understand your financial needs. Start by contacting the human relations (HR) department to get a full explanation of any benefits you may be entitled to, including retirement salary and benefits. Once you have determined what you want to live on, you can then move into a more intense career fact-finding mission. AMU's criminal justice faculty member, Matt Loux, offers recommendations and advice on how to pursue a career search.