Take a look at this police training table and see which of these recommendations should take priority in your quest to become a police officer. The more stars a category has, the more important it is to add to your resume in order to up your chances of becoming an officer of the law.
|Education||*****||It's simple: the higher your education level, the better your chances of landing a job almost anywhere. Consider a degree in criminal justice, public relations, business, or even psychology.|
|Physical Training||*****||If you aren't fit, then you won't fit [in]. Be able to run 2 miles in less than 16 minutes, climb over 10 foot walls, and drag a 150 pound person at least 20 yards.|
|Record||*****||Keep your criminal record spotless. Avoid any type of felony, admit to any previous misdemeanors, stop using drugs, abstain from heavy drinking, and you will be the ideal candidate.|
|Job Experience||****||A clean employment history (no major complaints from former bosses) mixed with relevant types of job experience are something all police departments pay special attention to.|
|Skills||****||Learning a foreign language, possessing good communication skills (listneing, writing, & typing), and knowing basic first aid are all valuable skills to police officers.|
|Community||***||Since police officers are hired to serve and protect, you had better express community importance by participating in city events and giving community service.|
|Connections||**||For any job it always helps to have someone inside the company vouch for you, but this surely is not something that will make or break your chances of joining the force.|