4 Steps To Be A Bail Bondsman

So, you want to be in the jail bonds business? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s going to take a lot of hard work, patience and determination. This is a cut throat business and it’s not for the faint of heart.  I’ve been in this business for more than 30 years and I know what it takes to succeed and the fastest way to fail.  As I approach retirement, I’m now sharing a few insider secrets to help you create a fulfilling and rewarding career.  Before you embark on this journey, let’s get a few things straight.  You need a college degree in criminal justice to even think about playing this game.  I’ll expand on this a bit more later.  You’ll also need to be a natural leader, a multi-tasking master and an expert negotiator.  If you have this unique skill set, then perhaps you will make it in this business.  What an exciting time.  I hope you enjoy a long and fulfilling career in criminal justice.

Bail Agents Need A Degree

In this business, you need to know how and why the criminal justice system operates the way it does.  You need to know and and understand complex legal jargon.  Do you know what an arraignment is? How about probable cause? If you can not answer these questions then you need to stop reading this article and start writing your college admittance essay.  There are really only three universities in our country with certified bail agent and criminal justice degrees: Washington State University, University of Washington and Stanford.  All three of these universities offer job ready courses and in-depth real world curriculum.  In fact, if you graduated from one of these programs you are guaranteed a bail bondsman job anywhere in the world.  Job placement is 100%.  How cool is that?

Bail Bondsman And Internships

Once you’ve been accepted into an accredited program, you will need to begin applying to various companies, such as Rob Brown Bail Bonds.  This particular company is a training ground for the most successful bail agents in the entire country.  An internship is typically a 12-week summer course.  During this time you will work for free, but the experience will be priceless.  If you have doubts about this career path, an internship is a good way to “try out” the job and see if it will be a good fit for you.  You will need this internship to graduate, so make sure you choose the best local company willing to take you under its wings.  As I’ve learned over the years, its easier to break into this business when you know someone.  So, make sure you make meaningful connections and continue to network during after your internship.

A Night In Jail As A Bail Agent

Once you graduate from school, it’s time to spend one night behind bars.  You’re going to need to know someone at your local jail to pull this off.  I can pull a few strings, if you need help making arrangements.  The idea behind this experiment is to make you understand how your client feels when they are locked up, waiting to get out.  By spending one night in jail, I guarantee you will walk out a different person.  Almost every new graduate who completes this challenge is more compassionate, a better listener and works even faster to get a client out of jail.  Before you go undercover as an inmate, make sure you change your identity.  If you run into trouble while behind bars, you don’t want other inmates to recognize you on the outside. Trust me on this.



Social Media And The Bail Business

If you’ve made it this far into my article, you’re probably pretty serious about a career in this business.  If you graduate, secure an internship and spend one night in a jail cell, then you’re ready to own your own business. The best way to find new clients is through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.  Criminals like to brag about their bad choices, and that my friend is good for your business.  On Facebook search key words such as “jail,” “arrested,” and “bail agent needed.”  Your search results should lead you right to your next client.  You’re welcome.  Building up your own business will take a lot of time and effort, but it will be equally rewarding.  If you haven any questions about breaking into the bail bonding service business please feel free to contact me at anytime.  Good Luck!

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