Specialized Law Enforcement Careers

In addition to the wide variety of local, state, and federal level agency jobs already discussed, there are a number of additional specialty jobs found at every level in the law enforcement field. The next pages will discuss these jobs, which include the following:

Opportunities in Specialized Law Enforcement Fields

Find information about bomb squad jobs in our Unique Jobs section, too. It’s important to note that although these jobs can be found at every level of law enforcement, not every police department will necessarily offer all of these opportunities. A small rural municipal police department or county sheriff’s department is highly unlikely to have its own in-house SWAT team, for example. If there was ever a case when a SWAT team was needed in the department’s jurisdiction, the head of the department would most likely call upon the state police to provide assistance and a SWAT team if available.

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