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Hello there my name is Julie and I am a 22 year old female with a 3 year old daughter who I raise. I had some questions for some officers or even higher... One being do I have to take my criminal justice classes before I can join the police academy?

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 Some agencies require a degree some don't.  In some states you can pay to go through the academy, or your department sends you.  Give us a little info about yourself and you can get better answers.  The best way is to call the agency you are interested in and ax.

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Take a deep breath and relax. Like 4 m's stated call the agency of interest and axe. Click on become a cop.

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Julie, welcome to PL from the midwest.  Each LE agency sets its own standards for educational requirements.  It can range from HS diploma, to 60 hrs of college credits to associates degree to a 4 year degree.  You need to call and ask or visit the website of any agency you are interested in for their educational requirements.  Without knowing what state you live in we can't tell you if iive a self sponser state or not as far as the academy goes.  Read the previous 2 posts for useful suggestions.