You could. Some police departments only require applicants to have at least a high school diploma or ged. However, if you want to become a police officer, you should get a college degree if you can. Getting a college degree is one of the best things that you can do if you want to become a police officer. Many police departments require or prefer applicants to have college. Having a degree could help you get hired. Some departments pay their officers more if they have a degree. Having a degree could also help you get promoted during your career. Get at least a 4 year degree if you can. Make sure to choose a college or university that is properly accredited. Choose a major that interests you, that is marketable, and that could be useful for police work. Choose a major that could give you something to fall back on if you need to or want to. There are many good majors for police officers and people that want to become police officers. Accounting, communications, computer science, a foreign language, and psychology are some examples. Whatever major you choose, make the most of your time and money. Get the highest grade point average that you can, participate in a couple extracurricular activities, get a good internship, do some regular volunteer work, don't do anything illegal, and maintain a good reputation. Getting police officer jobs is becoming more and more competitive. Do whatever you can to make yourself the best candidate that you can. For example, keep a good driving record, don't get bad credit, improve all of your communication skills as much as possible, and become as physically fit as you can. Best of luck!