Trending Topics

So, you want to become a police officer? Good news, you’ve come to the right place.

This Police1 special series breaks down everything prospective cops need to know – from finding the right agency and making it through the application process, to entering the police academy and ultimately starting your first day on the force.

We’ve also included information for officers looking to advance their careers into fields like investigations, SWAT and police leadership.

Hear from Officer Quincy Mercado, a participant in the recent LVMPD K9 trials
Moving to another agency can be trading up. Just be sure your decision is made with sound reasoning and careful consideration
Your nametag, department patch and badge are the most important aspects of your uniforms and represent much more than metal and fabric
There will be both ups and downs, but you will meet incredible people and work with some of the best folks on the planet
Regardless of your interest, there is an organization ready to help you succeed
You don’t know me, but I was once you. Whoever you are, I know what you’re worried about.
The more you work on you, the better a police officer you will be for the public
True investigations are concluded primarily upon tried and true methods that have been in use for decades
“Women bring an intelligence and compassion side to the job, and an ability to engage with the community, that make them excellent police officers.”
The book details what it is like to manage life and death situations and the toll it takes on cops like Minneapolis officer Donnell Crayton