Question by  1234 (18)

What classes do I need to take to become a police officer?

I want to be a police officer.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

You must complete training at a police academy and have a minimum of a high school degree. Having a college degree greatly increases the likelihood of being accepted into the program. The training varies from place to place, but generally includes first responder training, emergency vehicle operation, weapons training, report writing, criminal and traffic law, and officer safety techniques.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Most any coursework in law enforcement is helpful. However, each police department sets the standards for its recruits. These requirements are can be with regard to age, residence, education, background and a variety of other things. For specific regarding educational requirements, check with the individual departments that might be prospects.


Answer by  John (9008)

The rules for this vary among police departments. Most require just a high school diploma and completion of a training course that the department provides (the "police academy"). Some require prior experience, either with a smaller department or in the military. If you're interested, you should contact your local police department to get their requirements.


Answer by  patti (29325)

A police force has an Police Academy that trains the candidates selected for entry. Prior to the Academy, many candidates take law enforcement classes, but this is not a requirement.


Answer by  Jackie50 (360)

You'll have to take classes in criminal justice, along with basic required college courses. Eventually you'll enroll in the police academy, and then you can become an officer.


Answer by  Novemberfire (322)

This really depends on where you are planning to be a police officer as well as what kind of officer you want to be. Different types of officers have different degrees of requirements for education. You should contact the department where you intend to apply. Be prepared to take an exam and pass a background check at least.


Answer by  dpauleyii (843)

You can join the military and get free training for military police. If you prefer to go to college, many institutions offer 2 year degrees in criminal justice. Once you graduate you can wait for a job opening and then take the civil service test to apply. Once all those requirements are complete you may get hired.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

For becoming police officer you dont need to have any classes but your career should be above average. After graduation you should take the entrance examination and if you qualify in it then you will be called for a personal face to face interview followed by medical tests. For entrance your knowledge of current affairs and doing mental reasoning counts.

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