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Step 2: Decide if You're Ready

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Step 2: Decide if You're Ready

Will you fit in? Are you old enough? Are you too old? Do you have a criminal record? Understand the basic requirements of joining a department here with:

• Basic eligibility requirements

• Reasons to join

• Benefits overview

• Law Enforcement vs. Civilian Comparison

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requiremen...

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    Namukasa

    almost 6 years ago

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    the 10 steps real help,but do u allow non nationals to join the police force. But my dream eversince was to become a police officer to help in keeping law and order. Another thing i have a diploma, incase i join is there training which am supposed to get in order to achieve my goals. waiting for a reply kindly. Thanks

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    Laurab1222

    almost 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    I need to know what i need to do to become a olice office. Do i have to have a degree in criminal justiced if i already have a degree in something else

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    cinnitajesus07

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I want to become a police officer, have wanted to for quite some time now, I want to know if you do need some kind of degree to become one or even join....................I guess that is why I have not moved forward................so if I can get some info on that it would be greatly appreciated............

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    justjr13

    almost 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    Ima security officer at yankee stadium... day by day I interact with the police officers that are on duty during the yankee games... I've learned so much and I am still learning.. my dream has always been to become a police officer, swat, fbi, marshall all of thhe above I just turned 21 bout 2 week or so.. I hope I become a police officer.. what are the odds and how do they decide who's right for the job and who's not be training etc???

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    MrBrown

    almost 6 years ago

    38 Comments

    i have wanted to be c ap since i was i was a little kid. Even though i am only 17 i know for sure that i want to be a police officer. Espcially after my father was murdered August 18 2008 on his birthday i really wanted justice. My family and i still don't know who did it. I know 200% that i would be an excellent officer. I just need to get the education and training and when i do i will be an POLICE OFFICER..

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    Alexisss

    almost 6 years ago

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    To be a police officer has been my eternal dream.. My uncles and father including my grandfather were police officer in chile. Since I was there I always dreamt to become an investigator and I know it is my vocation to be period but I have gone through other learningships like music, computers, paint, etc. Well I dont want to make a book about it but I want to say that if there is any chance for me to become a police officer in america. I will be Glad and Proud of it ! always. I have to say that I used to work for my father in his actual security company in chile and I like the field. ! Im going into this! Thanks

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    js19ns20

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I have the makeup to become a solid officer; but I wonder if 37 is too old?

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    reggie_lawrence

    about 6 years ago

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    I am 35 years old, I have 7 years in the military, about 8 years in security work. I am a detention officer at this time and I want to be a class one officer but I am worried about the academy. Should I be.....

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    Lakers1

    about 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    I am 20 years old, I have 3 misdeminors(no drug related) but now I am attending school and in 2 years I will get my bachler's degree in criminal justice. Can I still become a police officer?

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    DunnHeather

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    Becoming a police officer has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I have tried weed. Will I still be able to become a police officer? I have two kids now im married and go to college full time. My major is criminal justice.

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    hueylady

    about 6 years ago

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    I have always wanted to be an officer or investigator! Ihave really been interested since my little brother was murdered Thanksgiving Eve. of 2006! We still havn't found the murderer!! I had started my own investigation and if I was legal I could have been cracked this case! I'm just going to keep trying to forward my career so that I could help others in situations like that. I believe that I would make a great officer or investigator to help get the drugs and violence off the streets! (I've been doing my own research for years!! Someone needs to give me a chance!

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    pmahoney

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    If once was a drug abuser but straightened out and am going to college can i still be a cop? or maybe an undercover cop to take down drug users

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    nellsp

    about 6 years ago

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    I wnce thatanted to be in law enforcement since I was young, I had an opportunity to work for Chiago Police, back in 93, but I didn't follow up with taking the exam, since that point, I feel should try again in Wisconsin and go for the State Police sometime next year. Wish me luck!

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    RonWR

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am interested in become a police officer. I have wanted to be one since I was a young kid. I have a bachelor degree of science and I was just wondering if you need a degree to become a cop and is there any other qualifications besides the ones on the top of the page thank you

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    pooba

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    I'd like to help make the country a more civil place.

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