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Is it practical to want to be a CSI?

I grew up watching crime shows including different CSI shows. I also understand that a CSI isn't exactly like on tv but I don't want to just be a forensic science technician. I want to be able to do field work. #law-enforcement #forensics

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Hello, Yes it is a good career choice for some folks. However, it is nothing like TV. Not even close. They never talk about all the educational and training requirements. They never tell you about call outs in the middle of the night or the next 24-48 hours you are working on a scene or a case. There is no way to experience the sensory overload you may experience, but.........


It is a very important part of professional LE and there are always openings. I would suggest that you visit your local law enforcement agency and talk to them. Go on a ride-along with patrol on the nights and evening shifts, then go for a ride along with the Crime Scene unit, if possible. Then see what you think.
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