Police officers have the responsibility of civic security and well-being on their hands. Policemen do patrol work, direct traffic, arrest lawbreakers, and respond to dispatch. Passing the requisite exams and completing training at a police academy will typically suffice, although certain districts demand relevant college coursework. . . . First, start by researching the state and county you are interested in.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), police officers must have a minimum of a high school education and be 21 years of age in order to work in the field (www.bls.gov). All applicants must pass physical, mental, medical and written exams pertaining to the job. In order to be considered, applicants may not have any felony convictions.
Required education for law enforcement positions can include some college education in criminal justice or related subjects. Policemen who work for local and state department typically need to complete a 12-14 week police academy training program before they can start their first assignments. In addition to classroom education, police academy programs include skills training, such as how to use firearms.
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- Research: https://study.com/articles/Policeman_Career_Profile.html
- Research the state and county you are interested in
- Google: Police Science and Law Enforcement