Should I wait a year to apply to FBI acadmey?
Me and My friend are a year apart- and we want to be in the FBI together, as partners. So will able to team up with her? Another thing is- Should I wait a year to apply, or apply before her to get better chances we both get in. #military #college #fbi #newyork #law #nyc #lawyers #law
THREE STEPS IN BECOMING AN FBI AGENT • https://www.fbiagentedu.org/fbi-requirements
STEP 1.) EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE
The FBI requires all agents to hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college. Candidates with military or law enforcement experience are not exempt from this education requirement. The FBI does not require agents to have a degree in a specific program, though aspiring FBI profilers should choose a degree program that will help develop the critical skills they need to analyze criminal behavior and develop suspect profiles. Suggested degree programs include psychology, criminology, or sociology.
STEP 2.) GAIN CAREER EXPERIENCE BEFOR APPLYING
Candidates must work in a position related to their degree for a minimum of 3 years before applying to the FBI. The FBI recommends that candidates interested in working in profiling positions as Supervisory Special Agents have extensive knowledge and experience working with homicides, rapes, child abductions, and threats prior to applying to become a Special Agent. To that end, interested candidates might consider working for local law enforcement as homicide or missing persons investigators. U.S. citizens ranging from 23-37 years old can apply to be FBI agents. Applicants must pass a hearing and vision test and a fitness test that consists of a 1.5 mile run, push-ups, sprinting, and sit ups. The application process also includes a medical evaluation, polygraph test, credit check, drug test, and employment check. Any applicants with felony convictions, student loans in default, and those not registered with the Selective Service System are immediately disqualified.
STEP 3.) SELECTED APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE THE FBI TRAING
Selected applicants will attend a 20-week training program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Agents receive classroom and Web-based instruction in subjects including law, investigative practices, forensics, behavioral science, and ethics. To prepare new agents for common scenarios Special Agents experience, trainees will conduct mock-investigations where they will interview suspects, find evidence, and provide testimony in court. New agents will also receive training in firearms, defensive techniques, tactical driving, working undercover, and surveillance.
FBI CAREER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Career advancement as an FBI agent is based on the U.S. Government’s General Schedule (GS) classification and pay system. Federal employees traditionally start at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up. Through experience, advanced degrees, and time spent with the FBI, an agent may rise up through the 15 levels of GS job grades. The FBI states that Special Agents must work for the FBI for at least three years before becoming eligible to apply for a supervisory position. While gaining experience, agents interested in profiling can apply for specialized training offered by the Behavior Analysis Unit to learn more about criminal behavior and profiling. FBI agents with at least three years of experience can apply for a Supervisory Special Agent position at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. The NCVAC consists of different units specializing in terrorism/counter terrorism, crimes against adults, crimes against children, sexual-based crimes, abductions, and missing persons cases. Since Supervisory Special Agent positions are highly competitive, the FBI reports that agents with eight or more years of experience typically fill positions.
Oriana FBI Supervisory Special Agents must continue learning new skills to keep up with the demands of the job and to advance in their careers. While no formal continuing education programs exist for this profession, FBI Supervisory Special Agents working within the NCAVC can expect to continue their educations throughout their careers. Members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit conduct intensive research on criminal behavior to develop new investigative approaches and other techniques to solve crimes. There are also opportunities for an agent to move into a senior executive service position. This is also based on experience, knowledge, skills, and time spent with the FBI.
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I am going to tackle multiple questions here. . .
I sense a strong emphasis on wanting to have a career where you work with your friends. You may want to look into the military's buddy program for that. You and up to five friends can all go in together!
In the FBI, there is a good chance you and your friends will be separated. Split up. Often times with friends, we each have strengths and weaknesses. Rather than learning to develop your own weaknesses, you rely on your friends, and, they do the same. While that is kind of cool (like in the escape room), in law enforcement, you really want to try as hard as you can to succeed as an individual.
There will come a time for teams. Someone will pick those teams, based on the strengths that each person brings to the team. The person picking those teams puts a LOT of thought into those team assignments. Two people wanting to work together is pretty low on the priority list. When you are on a team, you will learn to work with other people - people you do not know. You will all learn about each other's strengths and weaknesses, and, you will bond as a team, just like you and your friends have done. This is how we grow professionally.
If you are very committed to wanting to go through your professional career with this group of friends, you may want to consider starting your own business. just an idea. . .
Hope this helps!
While I understand the importance of having your friend with you during this major life experience, I would also like to tell you that you will make new friends in your training class that you will develop an unbreakable bond with throughout your career. You are sharing a unique and stressful experience that forces you to rely on the people around you. Camaraderie with your classmates will get you through it. Good luck
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