Do you want to protect and serve your community?

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

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About how to become a police officer

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

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