Do police officers like their jobs? And can more education help me get promoted?

I want to get a bachelors in Criminal Justice, Business, and Physiology. I was wondering if police officers are happy ( In some movies and tv shows it makes them seem really mad about being cops) and does being extra fit have its advantages? I am 6'1 and 200 lbs with a 18% body fat. I am just nervous about being a cop so this whole thing might not even make sense. Oh and I want to get promoted to maybe secret service and handle white collar crime.

Asked By: - 8/30/2010
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Typically a police officer will go feel differently about their job at different times during their career. Initially most officers love the job, work hard and try their best. This might last up to 5 years, when the officer starts to realize that no-one cares how many criminals they bust, that the only people with... More
Answered By: lpdhcdh - 8/30/2010
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No, education provides little role in the criminal justice field if you just want to be a cop... More
Answered By: Joshua H - 8/30/2010
To get into anything like the Secret Service or FBI, you will need a bachelors degree. In many police departments, they are starting to ask for higher education. In the NYPD, you need a minimum of 60 college credits (any subject) or 2 years of prior military experience... More
Answered By: Kenneth C - 8/30/2010
No, education does not matter in the promotion of police officers, there are many examples where senior is less educated then junior, but still he is the boss... More
Answered By: Judy Michal - 8/30/2010
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