How long does it take to become a cop?
To become a police officer, submit an application with NO felony
convictions, written test, oral test, physical test, psych test
then invited to attend the police academy and pass. Pass probation
usually one to 5 years long. In a 9 month police academy the city
has invested a lot of resources in you and would like to keep you
around to recoup that investment. Some departments will refuse to
acknowledge your graduation from the police academy should you
decide to quit before the probation is up. This is reasonable in
this officers opinion.