I would look at your local police and sheriff departments and see if they have a police cadet or explorer program! When I was first interested in law enforcement, I applied to become a police cadet and I learned SO much about policing and general life skills. Some cadet programs offer more general work skills such as clerical and customer service within the department while others train cadets on actual police tactics and skills. You may also be able to do ride alongs and work alongside sworn officers. These programs are paid and volunteer. I'm assuming you are looking for a paid job, but I would take any opportunities regardless.
Jaida recommends the following next steps:
- Look for local explorer or cadet positions at local police departments
- Go on a ride along!