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what kind of training's do you go though and how can you advance?

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Jack’s Answer

Great question. From my experience, I have attended two different police academies. Both were about 6 months in length followed by a 12 -16 week field training period. I was employed both time but in many cases you can pay your own way for the academy. Check with you local agencies or academy directly on that. A two year in criminal justice is a nice foundation but not necessary to start.
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Marty’s Answer

The initial training will be the police academy where you will acquire your basic peace officer license. This will include physical training, lots of classroom instruction for topics such as penal code, traffic law, code of criminal procedure, etc. You will also get self defense, driving and firearms training. Police officers have to meet a minimum additional training requirement each year for the duration of your career. You will advance through training and years of service from Basic Peace Officer to Intermediate, Advanced , and finally, to Master Peace Officer. Each of these certifications is a pay raise at the agency where I work. You can advance in rank from officer to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, etc. through studying for a test (you get three months to study five books) and scoring higher than your competitors. Each time you move up in rank is a considerable pay increase. You may also seek to transfer to a specialized division such as Detectives, K-9 handler, D.O.T. Enforcement, Motors, Gangs or Narcotics investigator, etc. However, these positions do not come with a higher rank or a pay raise at my agency. Applying for a transfer is basically like applying and interviewing for another job and usually you are competing with other police officers who also want to transfer to a specialized division. One of the perks of a Police Officer’s job is all of the opportunities that are available for you to transfer to different positions within the agency. Additionally, all of the specialized training that you receive can open you up to some lucrative employment opportunities that are outside of law enforcement, should you ever decide to change careers.
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