Applying to become an officer in a few months.
Hello, My name is Justin and I live in NJ.
I will be turning 18 in a few months, and I'm going to appyly to become a Police Officer. I just had a few questions (Mostly technical stuff.)
I have quite a few Police officers in my family already ( My uncle, Three of my cousins, and my aunt. Also, my grandfather was a police officer in Cuba.) I Already know how to start applying and some procedures already, but My main question is this. " In most PD's, Do you purchase your own firearm, if so, do you get a reduced price, (Most of the Handguns I was looking at were $650+) Or can you an your money back via Taxes? Also, If you purchase your own firearm, can you pick a specific model/caliber? I was interested in the Kimber TLE, .45. If your issued a firearm, can you choose the caliber? And lastly, Any advice on what corses I should take in college? I'm looking to get a Bachelor's Degree in Science, but is there any thing else I should pick up? Or does it look good regardless if you have 4 years of College tucked under your belt?"
Thank you for your time,