Hi. Question from future federal law enforcement agent
I recently received confirmation of employment with a federal agency I've wanted to work for all my life. It feels great :D, and I look forward to joining you all in the brotherhood of law enforcement.
I have educational and private sector credentials that have qualified me for this job. However, I have no prior law enforcement experience.
I have a question. I will not be doing policing in my future job but I think the value of "street smarts" that local law enforcement officers develop cannot be underestimated. My question is, how valuable would an experience like a Ride Along be? Are there other experiences you could suggest that I should seek in the near future to prepare myself? I have a few months before the academy.