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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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    Irish_Virus

    over 6 years ago

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    I was just curious. Im looking into becoming a cop, not sure if I should just start the schooling or talk to a recruiter. But I had a question that maybe someoen could answer. It says no previous drug use. I was never into drugs but tried weed a few times when i was like 18 is that going to come back to bite me? I was never caught or anything, but I dont like lying so do I just come clean when asked? Or should I give up on being a cop now.

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    skipster56

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    I worked undercover with the MD State Police and come from a family where my father was Cheif of Police in the town we lived in. I live in an area that is considering becoming an Incorporated town, I would like to start a police department in the town.

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    tommy0413

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    ok still wont more

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    detective2

    over 6 years ago

    206 Comments

    This is very good reading. For those who are looking for some answers to questions on getting started in LE, go to FORUMS and post your questions in "ASK A COP". Do a site search first to see if your question has already been posted by another. Be Safe.

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    muneca510

    over 6 years ago

    8 Comments

    love the article!!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 6 years ago

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    good reading

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    Anonymous

    over 6 years ago

    GREAT ARTICLE!!!

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    jlockwood

    over 6 years ago

    10 Comments

    wow thats cool

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    LPGIRL

    over 6 years ago

    46 Comments

    I'm currently 28 I will be 31 when I graduate with my bachelor's. Will my age affect my chances of getting hired on a department? Or would it be more beneficial to start testing for enrty level positions while I'm finishing school? I know having a degree will increase my chances I'm just worried on the age factor. Also I'm in ok shape but I know the physical test is a little hard is there a physical fitness plan that I can find?

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    blake18

    over 6 years ago

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    I am a 18 year old male. I live in davison, MI. i want to become a cop and one day join the S.W.A.T. I am planning on going to Mott community college to learn about the law enforcement. I truly have no idea how to go about becoming a cop let alone the S.W.A.T. If any one can help me out with info or advice whats the best way to get to my goals pleae contact me at blakeweilant@yahoo.com Thank You

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    linskiy84

    over 6 years ago

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    I am a 23 year old female. Reside in Citrus Heights, CA. I want to apply for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position. I have no prior Law Enforcement education. And I'm wondering if it is posible to get in. I wanted to join the law inforcement since was 15. Also, I want to know: how can I find a position available? Do I search on the county's website? Or there's another way to find this position? Please reply or write to: ms.linsky@yahoo.com Thank You.

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    linskiy84

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    I am a 23 year old female. Reside in Citrus Heights, CA. I want to apply for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position. I have no prior Law Enforcement education. And I'm wondering if it is posible to get in. I wanted to join the law inforcement since was 15. Also, I want to know: how can I find a position available? Do I search on the county's website? Or there's another way to find this position? Please reply or write to: ms.linsky@yahoo.com Thank You.

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    Puertorico001

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    i am super ready to join, and im 23 yrs. of age and i wanna to know can u please send me the forms to my email please it is bbblespr_74@yahoo.com please and thank u.

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    Puertorico001

    over 6 years ago

    4 Comments

    i am super ready to join, and im 23 yrs. of age and i wanna to know can u please send me the forms to my email please it is bbblespr_74@yahoo.com please and thank u.

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    hammerman337

    almost 7 years ago

    2 Comments

    i just turn 38 i wonder if im too old to join

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