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Any police officers?
« on: February 25, 2009, 05:44:53 AM »
I'm 18 years old and am planing to go into law enforcement. Any tips on preparation would be much appreciated!
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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 08:32:03 AM »
I'm not a police officer, but I worked at the police department as a student patrol officer for several years while I was in college.

To get hired by a police department, you'll have to take a physical fitness test. What's in them varies from department to department, but most include running and strength segments. Start working on that stuff now (I'm assuming you're reasonably healthy already, since you're a traceur) so you don't find yourself in a crunch for time later on. Check around and see what the local departments do.

Get a college degree. It doesn't necessarily have to be a degree in criminal justice, but most police departments look for college graduates these days. If you can, get into a school that has its own police department (real police, not just campus security) that has a student patrol program. You get to work with the officers, learn to use the radio and 10-codes (you know, "10-4"), and learn about dealing with some of the situations a police officer may encounter, all while earning a steady paycheck. Plus, if you work with the school PD, you can get a lot more inside information about the nearby departments that are hiring.
Just take the next step.A day without a challenge is a wasted day.

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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 12:26:12 PM »
Yeah, I have a tip. Don't arrest us for training!  ;)
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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 07:12:42 PM »
DANG! I was so going to say that, but frank got to it first.... Why frank.... why do you torture me so :(.

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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 09:17:19 PM »
Don't turn into one of those baton-swinging douche bags, k? I'm tired of cops beating the shit out of people.

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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 06:21:21 PM »
I'm planning on being a Police Officer too. I also hear you have to take a lie detector test, and some interviews. But I'm not sure the whole deal.

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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 07:40:45 PM »
I'm planning on being a Police Officer too.

Lol you want a leg up on the competition with your parkour. You'll have no problem with pursuits on foot.  ;)
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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 01:32:02 PM »
Thanks for the help
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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 01:45:52 PM »
Haha a Traceur Cop.  Just when I thought I saw everything...
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Re: Any police officers?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 07:26:39 PM »
When you are one you are required to lurk on popular parkour videos on youtube waiting for someone to say "dey must be rlly gud at rnning from teh cops".  And then educate them.