Private Investigations and Personal Security/career path?


Hello.  I have a B.A. in mathematics but I am interested in pursuing a career in "security" or "investigation".  What career options are open to me?  Do I need to become an officer of the law first if I serve in the public sector?  I would love to investigate the scene of the crime and gather evidence.  If I don't need to be a police officer first, what schooling would I need?  Are there any volunteer or internship opportunities in this field?  Thanks!

You can probably become a Crime Scene Technician with a large city police or State police agency with no problem.  They are usually not "sworn officers" and only require on-the-job training and experience.  Our field of Private Investigations really doesn't offer much in that specific area very often.  Check with local police/sheriff agencies and see what they have available.

Good luck.

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