If you are interested in developing your career as a police officer you will benefit from working in one of the most fascinating and satisfying sectors out there. As a police officer you will be expected to uphold professional standards at all times, and there are very high expectations for those who enter. Regardless of your gender, you will be required to prove that you’ve got what it takes to work in one of the most influential sectors in the world.
The police industry has been described as particularly difficult for women to adjust to, as it has a highly male-dominated environment. However women can bring a great deal to the police force, including a sense of empathy that is crucial during traumatic circumstances. As more and more women enter the profession, there are unlimited opportunities as a female officer to develop and progress in this fascinating and exciting sector.
Women police officers
If you are interested in developing your career as a police officer you will need to:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have a high school diploma
- Have a driver’s license
- Pass a background investigation, polygraph screening, psychological screening and medical examination
- Pass a background investigation test
- Pass a drug test
- Have no criminal convictions
Once you have been accepted into the police force you will need to attend over 900 hours (approximately 22 weeks) of training. This training covers:
- Constitutional, state and traffic law
- Physical training
- Firearms training
- Defensive tactics/defensive driving
- Investigative procedures
- Latest technologies
Do you fancy wearing that nice uniform?