It takes a special kind of individual to pursue a career in the police force. No matter where you’re looking into potential police careers, there’s a certain level of bravery that’s required. Knowing a few requirements and standards before pursuing your career is very helpful.
Check out this video to learn a bit more.
First things first, you need to be 21 years of age to be considered eligible as a police officer. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Additionally, all police agencies perform thorough background checks to ensure that you would be a good fit and don’t have an incriminating past. There are also physical and mental tests that are administered to ensure competency. These can vary a bit by department, but the information for each will be relayed to you.
It’s important to keep in mind that representing a police department is representing a community. You need to be comfortable working in and with your community to create positive change. If this career interests you, reach out to your local agency to see if there are any openings!.