Instructor: Amanda Fisher
By: Chasity Hurt
Due Date: September 28, 2014
What are the requirements of a police officer? What kind of training process does officers go through? Well, keep on reading. First topic to be spoke about is the requirements of the police officer and selection process. The second topic is the training process and career development programs.
As all jobs there are certain age requirements. With jobs such as McDonald or Burger King usually they want the employee to be fifteen or sixteen years old. It is a lot different as an officer. To be consider to be an officer the person has to be at least twenty one years of age. The agencies do not want you to be older than thirty five years of age. If you are on the force and reach the age they do not kick the person out. The just do not want you to start at that age.
The next requirement is height and weight. In Chapter 5 page 124 you can find the information for both of them. The weight and height are now to the proportion of weight and height. There is a difference in a man or woman that is five foot two and weighing two hundred pounds, then a man or woman who is six foot and weighing two hundred pounds.
The third requirement is education. On page 125, you will see exhibit 5-3. It says that, 81% of agencies only require diploma or GED. People argue that officers should have a college degree. In smaller cities they do not have to but in some of the bigger cities they want higher education such as college degree.
The fourth requirement is also part of the selection process. They have to do a criminal background check. They cannot have sex offenders, murders, or anyone with a criminal background. Most agencies do not hire anyone with an adult or juvenile felony.
The fifth requirement and selection process is residency requirements. “About one-quarter of all city police departments require their officers