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I just have a minor question, I'm 32 years old currently getting my degree in Psychology with a minor in CJ. My question is am I to old and it seems to be very hard where I live to get any qustions answered. This is a small town and I don't have any ideas on how to get with a recruiter. I know a few officers but they all tell me to go to through academy first. Any advice/answers will be very helpful.

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how mant officers are at the department you are trying to get on with.
how many departments are there around you within 45 mins from where you live.
what are you looking for exactly.

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Where do you live? When I was in the CHP academy there were a few in their mid 30's... the local PD I'm in now in NV regularly takes 30 somethings and a 40+ now and then. It's more about qualifications and physical ability more so than age around here.


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There are roughly 13 officers and 2 departments around me. What do I need to do to get things started? My other question, is there a height requirement? I know that may be a stupid question but I was told that you had to be a certain height even to be considered.

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if there is a height requirement, it is going to be a unwritten rule, how short are you?

your age is not a concern as far as i can tell and your education should put you in the door.
now add resolve, keep hammering away.

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I live in a very small town in Ohio. There is a small police department and a small Sheriffs department. Every person I talk to says that I'm to old and small 4 ft 11in.

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it may be because it is just not the right time, you are not to old, but you may be too small.

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Do you stay fit and do any athletics or team sports? Do you consider yourself aggresive?


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You might take a hard look at the height issue. I can tell you first hand from a fellow officer at our department that although he got through the academy (including scaling a 6' wall) he had some challenges doing regular street work. A lot of people simply did not take him seriously. And his fellow officers were genuinely concerned about this shorter fellow as far as being a back up officer. Ultimately, he saw it was a hurtle he could not conquer and he became a Reserve with us. He still has fun transferring prisoners to the county jail. His comment to me was he thought he would give it a shot but realized it wasn't for him.


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I believe I'm in good shape, I have no problems running around the block or doing any vigours activities. People say I'm aggressive so I believe that I am. I know when to back down and when to stand my ground. Is there any advice that can be given to get me a little closer to making something happen?

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chevelle, you can do anything that you put your mind too. However the sarge is right. You're gonna have some serious hurdles to jump with you height (no pun intended). Attitude is alot of it, but the turds prey on weaknesses. Being under 5 ft. and no offense a female they are going to see that as a weakness. Watch the video titled "cop beaten sensless" on the videos section. The female officer on there wasn't a little girl and he could have cared less. Again as sarge says, you'll have to work extra hard to command respect and trust in a situation from your fellow officer. I have no problem with a female officer wearing a badge, as long as she can back me up in a jam. But even with a male true trust has to be earned. In the end it's down to this quote "it's not the size of the person in fight, it's the size of the fight in the person". Keep fighting if this is what you want. Got to keep on keep'n on.


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway

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THESARGE, it takes heart to want to do this job, but it takes even more than that to say when ,insted of the possibility of hurting yourself or others. tell your guy for me that he has my respect. that had to be one of the hadest things he could have done.he truley understands his limitations and is one hell of a stand up guy.

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ODIN said:

THESARGE, it takes heart to want to do this job, but it takes even more than that to say when ,insted of the possibility of hurting yourself or others. tell your guy for me that he has my respect. that had to be one of the hadest things he could have done.he truley understands his limitations and is one hell of a stand up guy.

here here...salute to the little guy with the big heart.


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway