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What's kind of class you need to learn about being for a police?

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Curtis’s Answer

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While there are a number of classes you could take, the obvious answer is to start with an Associates Degree program in Criminal Justice or Police Science. Most police departments don't require a degree for hiring, but at least a two-year degree will let you know if you are truly interested in the profession, ease your progress through the police academy and make you an appealing hire to departments in your area. Even better, a local community college has a way for you to get this degree 100% tuition free if you qualify.

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https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/programs/police-science
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JODY’s Answer

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You can obtain up to 21 college credits simply for attending the police academy. Your associates degree is 60 credits, thus you complete 1/3rd by graduating a police academy. Nowadays, you will find you will be quicker to get employed if you have a Bachelor's degree. I would stay away from a criminal justice degree, and go for something in either public administration or organizational management. When you take courses, be sure to get the highest grade possible as it shows your attention to detail and level of commitment. The government still offers a free education for those in public safety, if you serve ten years of total service, and make a minimum of 120 minimum payments (inclusive of an IBR plan). Think about exit strategies with your degree, should you choose to either depart from a career in law enforcement, or retire after adequate vesting time. For example, you may decide to attend law school, and you can check with local law schools as to which degree may best suit their college.
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