I have recently been considering going back to school, and one of the things I'm interested in pursuing is a career in law enforcement. So...I have a ew questions:
What kind of schooling must you do in order to become a PO?
Are there specialized training or courses above and beyond regular schooling?
What is a typical day as a PO? (I do understand there are several different "norms" and my questions is really about being a "beat cop." Sorry if that term is offensive, I just don't know any other way to phrase it)
Can you still be a PO if you have been in trouble with the law? (A stupid misdemeanor in college, which has since been wiped off my record.)
Does being a PO put a strain on your family life?
What are the best and worst parts about being a PO?
Thanks for answering my questions! I'm leaning towards this, but want to know as much as I can before I decide.
Answer by Busimommi at 4:32 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 AM on Jun. 18, 2009