Military Law Enforcement Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Law enforcement specialists are equipped with the latest law enforcement tools and techniques for keeping the peace. They are responsible for investigating crimes that are committed within military bases. They also control traffic, respond to emergencies, conduct lawful arrests, interview the arrested suspects, guard military installations and correctional facilities, and conduct patrolling activities.

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Work Environment

Law enforcement specialists in the military work both indoors and outdoors depending on their assignment. They may work outdoors while conducting investigations or patrolling facilities.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Law Enforcement Specialists in the Military

12,244

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Salary

Average Salary

$54,880

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Education

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Law enforcement specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Military/civil laws and jurisdictionInvestigation and evidence collection procedures and techniquesArrest and physical restraint techniquesSelf-defense and use of firearmsCrime scene processingInterpersonal communications skillsSearch/restraint and custody/control procedures Crime prevention

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Psychology
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
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