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Timothy Roufa

How to Become a Police Officer

By May 17, 2013

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Policeman arresting suspectHaving throughly enjoyed my career in law enforcement thus far, I can tell you first hand that working as a police officer is a great gig if you can get it. And while many people appreciate their local law enforcement, few people realize what it really takes to become a police officer.

Grueling Hiring Process

The hiring process is often long and grueling, and nearly every aspect of your life is scrutinized to make sure you have what it takes to do the job. There are academic assessments, physical assessments, medical assessments and psychological assessments. And the then the hard part starts: the police academy.

Worth the Wait

It's a tough job to get, and a tough field to work in. In the end though, the reasons to be a police officer far outnumber the sacrifices and the sorrows. Ultimately, there's no comparison to the feeling you get after a long hard day at work, knowing you did everything you could to make your part of the world just a little bit safer. Image copyright Zigy Kaluzny, courtesy of Getty Images

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December 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm
(1) Tanya Maldonado says:

Can you provide links and information and study guides for the POST. Thank you

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