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How long does it take to become a cop?

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2008-08-04 00:10:29

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.

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