I told my mom yesterday that i have narrowed my jobs down to Police Officer And Firefighter. She says your so smart stop setting your goals so low. She thinks money is the only thing i care about when i think of my future. I want to give to the world what I've been given. Doing work that strives to help others sounds like the best way to do that. Apparently she disagrees.
Follow your heart and your dreams - that way, you won't live a life of regret or what-ifs. However, as other LEOs recommended, get a college degree in something other than criminal justice, like business or accounting, whatever else might interest you - because you'II never know what might happen. You might get injured and forced into early retirement, then what? You can then use that degree in whatever and either find a job or start up a business. I wish you success, young man, no matter which path you choose.