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in the field of police detective you must understand that you are on your toes how likely is it for my career choice to involve me relocating

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Andy’s Answer

Hello there,

In answering your question it depends on what type of agency and jurisdiction they have. When looking into one of the federal and some state agencies you do stand a greater chance of having to relocate for work. On the other hand in working for a local or county agency you are less likely to relocate for the job, but there is some traveling. When I was working in investigations I did a lot of traveling mostly locally rather than relocate.

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Kim’s Answer

Bryant,

If you work for a state or federal law enforcement agency, there's always that possibility. If you work for a local agency, you might get sent to a different substation on the other side of town, or your shift hours might change, but, that's about it. If you decide to leave and go work for another agency, then, you might move.
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Mark’s Answer

I agree with Kim, Bryant. Essentially when you are hired by a local police dept. you must first get promoted to the position of Detective. You would begin as patrolman and then receive the promotion. If you were hired by the State Police, the same would apply. You would start as a Trooper and then get promoted to the position of Investigator or Detective. At the state level, this promotion would usually require a move to somewhere in the State you are employed and then with seniority or number of years on the job, you would be able to eventually live where you'd like within the state. A special agent or Investigator who has a federal job almost always requires a move after graduation from the federal academy. For example, graduation from the FBI Academy usually requires a five year stint somewhere in a major city in the United States other than your home. Homeland Security will put you at one of our borders.
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