Hello Bryan, early in your career any fundamental experience you gain in either discipline shouldn't negatively impact the other. Looking at it from a hiring manager perspective, however, I see that you are enrolled in a music business program (which I interpret to mean it's your major) and you want to be an audio engineer "someday" but you want to be a police officer "now". The first questions I'd be asking myself if I were hiring for either discipline is "Why" and what is/will be your commitment to "this" job? You must consider that there are individuals who have no police training or who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice who "want to be" career police officers, so the chances of an audio engineering candidate landing a "short term" police job is probably pretty slim. Another consideration is that should you land a police officer position, and work as one for "a while", however long that may be, if you then tried to switch careers to audio engineering you would have no professional audio experience, and your audio schooling becomes less relevant as a reference the farther you get away from your graduation date.
Phil recommends the following next steps:
- I would suggest getting right to audio engineering since that's what you're training for and, apparently, really want to do, and if you want to participate in community policing once you're settled into your audio career there are lots of volunteer opportunities, there, as well.