Would military police or state police tactical experience look better when applying for the FBI?

When applying to the FBI, would Coast Guard tactical experience count as federal law enforcement and military experience?

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  • drdr
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    While CG service will count as military experience, whether it qualifies as qualifying experience depends on the exact duties performed (there are multiple possibilities in the CG) and the performance on the job. Generally speaking, enlisted military service is not as beneficial as commissioned officer experience.

    Qualitatively, MP work would not be as beneficial as state police experience; however, it is the total picture that matters. In my experience, hiring decisions are made based on college GPA (above 3.5 is a plus), written examinations, physical fitness (possibly physical test results), work experience, possibly a polygraph, ability to communicate orally and in writing, foreign language ability, and graduate/law degrees. There are always more applicants than there are positions.

    Source(s): Retired fed spec agent (NCIS [when it was NIS], Customs, & finally Homeland Sec), former criminal justice adj professor, TX peace officer certification (inactive), TX licensed PI, TX investigative hypnosis certification, former tactical team member, sat on hiring panels for two fed agencies, defensive tactics and firearms instructor for two federal agencies, formerly USMC Military Police officer & enlisted (to include CID)
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Since you have military experience and might even have fired a weapon often in your life.... It would be better that way... I actually think that state cops have to succeed a special class to be able to apply for the FBI.

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