A Most Honorable
Important Profession
Copyright © 2020  Barry M. Baker  
Detective Lieutenant Barry M. Baker retired from the
Baltimore Police Department in 2004.  During his
thirty-two year career, Baker served as a patrol officer,
sergeant, and lieutenant, as well as a special operations
lieutenant and detective lieutenant.  Baker spent the
first twenty years of his career as a patrol officer, making
him uniquely qualified to speak from a breadth and depth
of experience.

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Becoming a police officer consists of three
basic parts: choosing a police department;
navigating the hiring process, and completion
of police academy training.

What comes afterward is a never ending
learning experience enabling you to gain an
understanding of the human condition from a
unique perspective
Becoming a Police Officer
An Insider's Guide
to a Career in Law Enforcement
There are Five Indispensable Truths
for a Successful Police Career: