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...

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...

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...