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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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    andi72761

    about 6 years ago

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    I just realized that you have to be 21 :( I just turned 20. Is there something else I could do?

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    davidsonc

    about 6 years ago

    12 Comments

    i'd like to know more about the requirements and if being 40 and a female is ok to even attempt this line of work.i would just like to know more so i can make a sound good decision of which line of enforcement would be the best for me. thanks

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    Candi2Smith

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    I need to know what education I need to have. How to get ahold of a recruiter and much more information how do I do this

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    Candi2Smith

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    I need to know what education I need to have. How to get ahold of a recruiter and much more information how do I do this

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    Genteel79L

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    This was very insightful, helpful, and is appreciated. Thanks

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    Haras

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    So many choices. What do I choose? I have had an education in Spanish, English, and education. I don't know what to choose. Being a police officer is a responsibility in and of itself.

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    ShArKy311

    over 6 years ago

    40 Comments

    Great read indeed.

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    NeverTooLate

    over 6 years ago

    138 Comments

    Great article!

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    cfreeland

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    yes i was wondering if i would be eligible to become a cop i have a felony and misdemeanor but this happened when i was 16 years old and the felony was dismissed by the DA i can get it expunged but would it still hold me back i am trying to become a policeman in NC

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    holliep1976

    over 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    i am a little on the short side but i've seen people like me make it. i'm more interested in corrections. i wondered what i'd have to do to be tough on imates. please give me some pointers.

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    zipper

    over 6 years ago

    534 Comments

    hi i was wondering if i join the miltary and become an MP and do 3 or 4 years as an MP would that help me im becoming a police officer out of the miltary?

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    airwolfdelta

    over 6 years ago

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    Hey my name is Jen, I have always wanted go into the feild of law enforcement, I was going to the USAF as Military police, that fell through du eto the fact I'm not married and I have kids. So my goals have gone this new direction to join the police department as a full time officer. However, I have experimented with drugs years ago, nothing major, I have a clean background. I also about three years back was pretty irresponsible as far as my driving record goes. I want to know if these unfortunate events will present a problem when I go to join the police academy, can someone please help me in finding this information??

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    deleon

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    Hello my name is Ivan C Deleon. In somes situation being a cap could be very difucult, but I think this is a great program special if it' s conveniente for some of us. I'm in the proccess of aplaying for this program at mctc applied, criminal justice mayor. I would like to work part time as police officer in the mean time.

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    deleon

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    Hello my name is Ivan C Deleon. In somes situation being a cap could be very difucult, but I think this is a great program special if it' s conveniente for some of us. I'm in the proccess of aplaying for this program at mctc applied, criminal justice mayor. I would like to work part time as police officer in the mean time.

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    deleon

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    Hello my name is Ivan C Deleon. In somes situation being a cap could be very difucult, but I think this is a great program special if it' s conveniente for some of us. I'm in the proccess of aplaying for this program at mctc applied, criminal justice mayor. I would like to work part time as police officer in the mean time.

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