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Police Officers

Tips for Entry

Contact the police department you want to work for and ask them what qualifications they seek most. Some departments prefer a college degree and others place more value on experience.

Get physically fit. You will need to complete a physical examination to become a police officer so making physical fitness a priority is important.

Maintain a clean driving record. A pre-employment background check will scrutinize everything from misdemeanors to traffic violations. Keeping a clean, law-abiding profile will make you a better applicant.

Learn how to excel in an interview. Police officers need to display excellent interpersonal skills in the interview. You could practice with a friend and record yourself to see how you can improve. Search online for interviewing tips.