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Is attendance important when becoming a police officer?

I’m a junior in high school and I have always wanted to be a police officer. I’m concerned because I feel like I miss quite a few days and I’m worried it will affect my career. #police #police-officer #law-enforcement

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Alexandra’s Answer

From your question I am guessing you are talking about school attendance. Yes, attendance is important for school and also at any job. Think about why you miss days? Is it for health reasons? Other personal issues? What can you do to not miss as many days? Sometimes we all have to deal with things that come up but in order to be successful and productive in school and in your career, you have to come to work, not miss days. It does not matter whether you choose a career as a police officer or a different occupation. Hope that helps.

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Kevin’s Answer

Absolutely! Not only it is important to have good attendance for any job., but even more so for police. Departments establish this early on.

Before getting hired for any department or agency you will go through a very thorough background investigation. At this point, they will talk with schools, friends, family, bosses, co-workers, to find out who you are and how you operate.

If hired, you will have to attend a training academy. These tend to be kind of militaristic, in their operations.

Once on the job not only is it important to have good attendance for the job, but also on calls.