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what are the requirements to be a police officer?

I want to be a police officer in my hometown witch is Oakland, California. I'm currently in high school i'm a senior. i want to know what are the physical requirements, also do you have to be physically fit to join the academy?.....Do you need to go to college to be a cop?...and i'm currently in a diet and excercising everyday in order to meet physical requirements if there is any....i'm 5'5 weights 250 pounds....i'm 16 about to be 17 in a couple days.

Asked By: - 9/11/2010
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Hi. There are very strict standards for this & you can likely just do a google search for your local department to find the list. Anyhow, in general, their application form starts this process, a timed fitness test (I've run them & believe me, you need to be prepared with training), a psychological test (done by an... More
Answered By: m - 9/11/2010
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Eat lots of Donuts and learn to Lie.
Answered By: hilton_b_2000 - 9/11/2010
 
No you got it reversed...your supposed to startout somewhat in good shape then once you join the pig union you can let yourself go
Answered By: kyle - 9/11/2010
 
Make sure you love donuts, coffee and beer. Make sure you do love to bully and harass law abiding citizen, and don't care about gangs. Make sure you want to hear only what you want to hear, and not what you have been told. Make sure you have the biggest gun ever and can shoot anyone you want. Then you look like the... More
Answered By: Daffy Duck - 9/11/2010
 
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