Careers in Law Enforcement

Overview of Careers in Law Enforcement There are a lot of different jobs in law enforcement. Today we’re going to cover local law enforcement, state law enforcement, federal law enforcement and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Generally, there are two...

1811 Special Agent

What is a 1811 Special Agent? An 1811 special agent is a job classification code in the federal government. Any federal agency that has special agents. Special agents working for federal law enforcement agencies are going to be classified as an 1811, which is the job...

Diplomatic Security Service

I am Patrick Mills and am currently the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service’s Chicago Field Office covering 13 states in the Midwest region. I decided to enter federal law enforcement in my early 20s because in a previous life I had...

Police Hostage Negotiations – Behind the Scenes

I am Detective Mike Lumbard with the Denver Police Department in Denver, Colorado. Like many police departments around the country, hostage negotiations or crisis negotiations, it’s an additional duty. You’re primarily a detective assigned to one specialty...

FBI SWAT Team – An Inside Look

This article was written with the assistance of George Heuston, a retired FBI agent with 22 years in the Bureau When thinking about what do FBI agents do, the FBI SWAT Team is prominent. The FBI SWAT Team is an elite unit within a police force. Being in the SWAT Team...