What is Criminal Justice?

What is Criminal Justice?

When people ask What is Criminal Justice they are actually referring to 3 individual parts that make up the Criminal Justice System. The first is part is law enforcement including local, state, and federal. Law enforcement is the first element of What is Criminal...

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Should You Attend Police Academy on Your Own?

Should You Attend Police Academy on Your Own?

In many states you have the ability to enroll in the State Certified Police Academy as an "Open Enrollee" meaning you are attending on your own, not being "Sponsored" by a police department. There are many regional police academies that train new officers for a...

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Do you Need a College Degree to be a Police Officer?

Do you Need a College Degree to be a Police Officer?

The minimum educational requirements are determined by each state. Then, each department has the option of requiring higher education requirements. Some states only require a high school degree. Other states require 60 college credits or an associates’ degree. A...

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Do You Need Experience to be a Police Officer?

Do You Need Experience to be a Police Officer?

A police officer position is an entry-level position unless it is advertised otherwise. As an entry level job there is no experience required. Someone with police experience may have an advantage during the oral board interview as they can answer situational questions...

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What is the Police Written Exam?

What is the Police Written Exam?

The written portion of the police testing process is meant to determine if the applicant possesses the foundational skills necessary to perform the work of a police officer. The police academy will provide training in search and seizure, probably cause, and reasonable...

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What will Stop You from Becoming a Police Officer?

What will Stop You from Becoming a Police Officer?

There are 2 categories of items which may affect a potential applicant’s ability to become a police officer. “Automatic Disqualifiers” are items which will automatically remove the applicant for consideration as a police officer. “Discretionary Disqualifiers” are...

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What is a Peace Officer?

What is a Peace Officer?

When applying for various law enforcement jobs the term “Peace Officer” may be used. While the term can vary from state to state it usually means a position that carries a badge, has the power to arrest, and also carries a firearm. A police officer, deputy sheriff,...

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