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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 3 months ago

How much training does it take to become a police officer?  Is a Bachelor's degree required?  ?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    None. As long as you can shoot a person of color who was minding his own business in his walking down the street, in his backyard, or even in his apartment, you're hired.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No.  You need to be street smart, not book smart.

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  • Anon
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Depends. Some small towns only req. HS diploma. NYPD. a BS/BA degree. 

    Training  varies .Only a month to be a Correctional Officer. 

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      A degree IS NOT required for the NYPD
      https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/po-hiring.pags

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Very few departments in my area require a bachelors degree. My state does require an associates degree, though. Some departments in other states only require a high school diploma. Regardless of your education,  you need to attend an academy that is about 6 months long.

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Your state probably requires some college credits. I DEFY you to site and actual state level requires a degree.

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  • 3 months ago

    Although some departments look for a Bachelor's degree when hiring officers, not all departments require one. As far as the training, it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction although you can count on a minimum of 3 or 4 months training.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Very few police departments require a bachelor's degree.  However, unless you have prior military experience, it's hard to get a job without a degree.  And it doesn't have to be in criminal justice.

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Criminal Justice is the LEAST useful degree.

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  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Depends on the country. In  many parts of Canada you can apply from high school-  6 months training and you ride with another Officer for a year. 

    Source(s): job in Corrections
  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    MOST police departments REQUIRE one or the other. Training is extensive.

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