Is your boring and poorly paid job getting you down? Do you feel like you need a bit more excitement in your life? Then maybe taking a leap of faith and becoming a police officer would be a sensible solution? There are obviously many reasons why people don’t want to do this, but if you’re okay with arresting others and getting involved in domestic arguments, it could be a rather fulfilling career choice. Considering that, I’m going to give you a helping hand this morning by providing you with a basic step by step guide that if followed, could see you working in law enforcement within the next twelve months. If nothing else, it’s good to look at all the opportunities available to you.
Start exercising straight away
While you certainly don’t have to be the fittest person in the world to get a job working for the police, it’s still a good idea to make sure you stay in shape. During your training, there will be lots of physical activities to complete, and if you somehow manage to fail them, you won’t achieve your goals. So, make yourself a member of the local gym or start jogging around the streets for a couple of hours each night. That should be sufficient.
Become a volunteer
Almost every law enforcement agency in the west are always on the lookout for keen volunteers to perform some of the most basic duties. That often involves walking the streets of your local area and providing reassurance to residents. You won’t be able to get directly involved if a crime occurs and you won’t have the authority to detain anyone. However, your eyewitness account can be used to help secure a conviction in court, and you will have a radio to call for backup.
Apply to a police training college
The next step would be to apply to police training academy. Having already volunteered for a few months, you’re much more likely to receive an acceptance letter, so make sure you mention this on your application. From there, you simply have to complete six weeks of basic training before being allocated a position at a local station. Most of this is very simple, and so long as you’ve been exercising enough, passing with top marks should be easy.
Enroll in specialist training
After you’ve been a basic police officer for a year or so, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll on specialist training courses that could see you become part of an expert team dealing in drug busts, terrorism or just about anything else you can think of. Of course, you’ll get to use guns with live ammo and you’ll also learn lots of new tactics, strategies and maneuvers. Your wage will also increase significantly.
So, now you know exactly how to start a career in law enforcement, I wonder how many of you still think it’s a good idea?
Feel free to drop me a message and let me know. See you back here next time!