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Bigtae_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

I need some advise, I am 32 years old and I am considering go to school to be a police officer. I have always wanted to be one but I was working full time right out of high school and I now own a manufacturing company but I am not happy with what I do. I would very much like to be in uniform. My thought is that I am to old. I do not feel old as I work out 5 days a week and in better shape than I was when I was a kid. Can any one give me advise on the route I take in the state of Minnesota.

Thanks for you advise.
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we had two cadets at my academy that were over 55.. i hope 32 is not to old it would mean i need to retire.......... GO VIKINGS !!!!!!!!!!

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Age is a relative term.

If you are in good physical condition and of sound mind, there is no reason you can not pursue a career in law enforcement. This would be dependent on whether or not you state has an age requirement.

I know Deputies who have retired from other agencies and go to work for a county department. Those guys are generally in their 50's and 60's.

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Let me tell you a story about age. I got a telephone call last October from one of my very best friends. We grew up together and have stayed in touch for years. We live a state away from eachother so we don't talk every day. He called to tell me that he was leaving for basic training. I thought he was kidding, we are 40 years old. After all these years, he found out that the Army reserve would take him at 40 years of age and enlisted. Personally, I think he is nuts but have to admire his sense of duty. 32 is in no way too old to start a new law enforcement career. We have many officers who start at that age. My wife is in school right now at the age of 41 for the purpose of a career change. She will be 43 when she will be able to look for that change. If it is your desire, go for it. In fact, many officers who come on a little later in life do very well in the field because they have a little more life experience behind them.

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Thirty-two years old is not too old. You certainly need to be physically fit and mentally sharp. You have to keep in mind that most agencies have some kind of retirement pension contingent on time on the job,....like 3@50 or equivalent. If you hope to retire from law enforcement with a healthy income, you will need to invest perhaps 25+ years to make a go of it. So, 32 + 25 is 57 years old. Are you willing to hang in there that long...? It's up to you. We certainly need mature adults working 'on the job'. Best wishes in your endeavors.


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My husband just started the academy and he is 35. Go for it. If this is what you really want then do it. Shit 32 is just a baby, I'm only saying that because I'm 33. LOL

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Hell, 32 is young. Go for it and enjoy!! Best of luck to you and best wishes in your hopefully new career

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I started at 25 and am almost 32. You can always start fresh no matter how old you are. Do what makes you happy. If you always wanted to do it, that makes it a dream. You have an opprotunity to fulfill a dream. I had a colleague that couldn't hack it as an LEO. He is now doing something else, but he knows that he fulfilled his dream to be an LEO.

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Go for it. 32 isn't too old. I don't know where you are from, but some states have an age requirement. I work in New Jersey. You have to be hired before your 35th birthday here.

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I am also working on getting into law enforcement. I am currently working on my college degree. I went back to school after taking some time to care for my disabled daughter after we were hit by a drunk driver. I am 31 and I am glad to hear that the general attitude is that it is not too old! I worked as a dispatcher/jailer for a couple of years and spent my off duty hours on the street with our officers. I loved it and am eager to do what I was meant to be doing!

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Good number...You have been in the work force for years and I imagine you have formed good communication skills. Being able to relate to a working man or women on the street is half the battle. Hopefully, you have learned to look before you leap. I have seen 20 & 21 y/o cadets come out of the academy ready to take on the world. They quickly learn they are not 10' tall and bullet proof. Go Federal!!

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