More than the Average Law Enforcement
August 3, 2011
DEA: Putting an End to the National Trafficking
In the twenty-first century there is a plethora of drugs distributing from Mexico to the United States all the way to Canada causing numerous people to be sentenced to prison, to depart from their families, and to even die. Luckily, there is one law enforcement agency created by the U.S. government to banish these horrible facets, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Breaking down and destroying drug empires, arresting the kingpin leaders of illegal narcotics, and trying to put an end to this terrorizing crime. Drug cartels have always been an enormous issue all across the globe, but the DEA is like the superhero trying to fight off this drug battle. It’s not a simple job that anyone can just hope right on top of it. Yes being a DEA agent is a tedious career; however, it will be extremely rewarding and magnificent in the end.
The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order on July 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat an all-out global war on the drug menace. Becoming part of the DEA isn’t an easy task, there are multiple abilities one is required to have so that he or she can even be considered or recognized to become a DEA special agent. In order to apply and be qualified for the DEA, applicants must have the basics: must be U.S. citizens, between 21 and 36 years of age at the time of appointment, must possess a valid driver's license, be willing to relocate anywhere in the U.S., successfully completing a written and oral assessment, urinalysis drug screening, medical examination, Physical Task Test, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, comprehensive background investigation and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. Of course physical requirements are needed as well, one must be: in excellent physical condition, sharp hearing acuity, and...
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