The reason i want to go into Law Enforcement is due to me being saved by a Police Officer when I was younger and my desire to be help and serve people.
Thejob of a Police Officer to enforce all Federal, State, county and Community Laws, codes and regulations set in place.
The Average pay for a Law Enforcement officer differs from department to department but the range is from 32 thousand per year, to 47 Thousand a year.
The Education requirements as stated previously, differ from department to department but it is a requirement to have a High school Diploma or GED.
Police departments have a Police academy that last6-8 months training all Recruit and Future officers how to do there jobs. They as well have advanced trainings such as the State academy and State Troopers advanced course.
Other Qualifications required are as follows;
A psych evaluation, Phsyical standards and requirements. Medical history and other basic things related to the Law Enforcement field. As well as a Lie Detector Test (LDT)
The Job of a Police Officer is a Dangerous one. Working conditions are rough, and things can escalate as they deal with all sorts of problems and respond to Death's, traffic stops, Domestic violence, etc.
After recieving the Proper training, at graduation, the Trainee will be given their full badge. And Sworn in as a Police Officer.
GCPD Has job fairs every two months at the Training Center near the Gwinnett Airport.
Advancement in a department depends on the Officer's time, experience and training. To be promoted within a department, such as the GCPD,, a Officer must undergo a Evaluation, testing and record process to see if the Officer is to be promoted up the ranks.
GWINNETT COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
6 Month training program for Police Recruits, giving them the needed training for the Job.
854 Winder Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
The Gwinnett County Police Training Center is a state-of-the-art, 22 million dollar facility that was opened in 2007. The training center, situated on 35 acres, is a full service training facility that provides Georgia P.O.S.T. certified classes and training to employees.
Most of the time Recruits will be staying at their own homes and facilities. Other departments have barracks and recreational facilities. At the academy, there is a Weight room for all Officers to use, a Race track and shooting range. As well as the main classrooms and training facilities.
HA SIKE! The Tax payer's money does not pay for Barracks, that's why Gwinnet does not have one.
To get into the Police Academy, you must pass a Physical, psychological exam, driving test, have valid citizenship, GA resident, lie detector test and not have any felony's or major crimes on your record.
The Taxpayer pay's for most of the Recruit's gear but if the uniform is damaged or needs something for upkeep, they must pay it from their own pocket.
There is no "Degree Program" needed for this Career. But if you come out of high school with no experience, a degree in criminal investigations and or law could help a lot.
As stated previously, there is no Degree Classes needed for this job, just training at the Police Academy and In service training provided by the Department and or state.
In Summary, I do have a Goal to attend and am taking the correct training to do so. I have set up plans to do my time in the MP then become a GCPD Police Officer. Getting the experience and training I need through the School Police Explorers, Master at arms and in the Future, the Marine MP.