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10-12-09, 10:10 PM #1
Law Enforcement Education
What type of licensing/requirements/education/certifications/etc does your state require to be a licensed police officer?No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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10-12-09, 10:34 PM #2
HS diploma or GED and must pass a POST certified basic law enforcement academy, whether state-run or accredited local academy.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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10-12-09, 10:38 PM #3
High school diploma/GED and a Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved academy.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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10-12-09, 11:02 PM #4
Diploma/GED and complete B.L.E.T. (Basic Law Enforcement Training). This can be by any community college (state run) or a department ran academy.I'm ready for spring!
10-13-09, 01:17 AM #5
Most departments here require a High School education and either 2 years worth of college credits (not necessarily a degree) or military service."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
10-13-09, 01:24 AM #6
There are the min. requirements, but lots of luck getting hired here with those. Military experience/prior experience or college in addition to the min. standards for even a chance.
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10-13-09, 08:34 AM #7
State Academy and at least a HS diploma or GED.
10-13-09, 02:16 PM #8
2 year degree
10-13-09, 02:24 PM #9
Ohio requires High School/GED and the State run academy."Like" us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...93147194083228
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10-15-09, 12:02 PM #11
Minimum requirement is a HS diploma and agency run academy, but the only agencies left that run academies are the state police and maybe Detroit. Otherwise, you have to go to a college run academy that will require an Associate's degree.The truth is you're the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men.
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High School and state run academy. You get your higher leverl certificates sooner the more college you have.
11-09-09, 03:29 PM #13
I said State-Run academy for Texas, but I think it can be privately-run also, as long as it's state-certified. A lot of community colleges offer them. You probably need to have a High School education to get into the Academy, but not sure about that.
Then of course there's a state-administered TCLEOSE written test after you graduate from the academy.
College is optional, but a lot of departments require 4 years of college (some departments will waive the college requirement if you have military service or prior police experience).
Some departments require new recruits to attend their academy rather than a college academy, but again, it depends on the department.
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