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Posted over 7 years ago

 

yea i was asking questions to active officers on how to become an officer i am 25 and just recently me and my wife had or first child and i work with a company that says "they send guy's to the police acadamy but when i ask the major there he didn't sound to promiseing . but my question is if i wont to become a cop can i willingly go to apply with the acadamy without dealing with the company or do i need to put applactions in with a department? if some one could please help me out on this i would be greatful cause i won't better for me aswell as my family i live in tallassee alabama and it's a small town when i put my app in there i don't think the chief there likes kinda young guy's or what but i never got a call back and i don't really won't to work for a big station cause as we know there are good cops and bad cops and i don't think i would be a bad cop at no point in my life but like i said if some one could help me i would be thankful you can reach me at smitherman81@myspace.com or rustyscraps@yahoo.com or the last one is carfau8@aol.com thanks once again from Mr. Jeffery Smitherman tallassee alabama

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Congratulations on your first child Jeff. As far as getting to the police academy is concerned, here in New Jersey you have to hav a police department send you. First you would get hired by the dept. and they would send you to the academy. After the academy you would go to work. Just keep applying to different places and send lots of resumes. Don't get discouraged. You'll get a job somewhere.

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On the other hand, as long as you clear DOJ here in California, you may be accepted to an academy along with those "sponsored" by departments. Costs vary if you are not sponsored, and the CA full-POST academies are good for all sheriff deputies and municipal police officers, among others. CA state requires you attend their specific academies, and so do the feds.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'm not sure about AL but in Georgia you can apply to go to the academy with out being hired by a police department. but it will cost you around 3k, and you won't get paid during your time at the academy. then you will be a Georgia certified peace officer, and have a better chance getting hired by an agency. but in GA if an agency sponsors you into the academy, you have a minimum of a two year contract with that agency. if you break that contract and go to a different agency you will have to pay back the cost of the academy.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Here in Florida, I know you can pay your own way to the academy but like Jonss said it will cost you around 3k and you don't get paid. But a good friend of mine decided to take out a second mortgage on her house to put herself thru it and about 3 months into the academy she decided to submit applications because she was doing so good and the sherriffs dept picked her up and paid her cost for the academy and then started giving her a paycheck. GL

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hey jeffrey congrats on the newborn . I'm a birmingham police officer ,and when i was hired on some 21 years ago , i had to take the civil service exam . after taking the exam my name was put on a personell list , after which i was called by several depts. for interviews . i'm not sure of all the depts. in the state , but i know for sure that b'ham does not care about your age as long as you're 21 . look into some of the other agencies near your hometown and take a few ride-alongs to get the inside look . stay prayerful , and show that chief your initiative and drive and maybe he'll have a different perspective . if i can help in any way let me know . maybe i can send a letter or two . good luck


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'm not sure if i'm in the right place, but i need help. I'm also new to this site, so if i don't post this in the right place then just tell me nicely. sorry. Anyway, I am wanting to get into humane Law enforcement. i want to be an animal cop, but i don't know how to go about it. Someone told me to go to the animal shelters, but i asked myself why would they know, cause they work with the cops. I am currently in Oklahoma, and like smitherman81, i wanna better myself and give my family a good life, not only that i love animals. If anyone could help, please let me know. And like i said, i'm sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong place.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

start a new thread and you will get a response, might not be what your expecting though