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What would be my first step in becoming a Police Officer?

I live in Fort Lauderdale and would like to be in law enforcement here. I am very good physical ship, good morals, and I abstain from unhealthy habits. I heard though, that you can't just go to the police academy to be an officer. Please, no rude unnecessary comments. This is a serious question! Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked By: - 1/23/2012
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The first step is to APPLY... More
Answered By: Be Different! - 1/23/2012
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If I were you and was serious that this will be my chosen profession, I would call the police department or go down and inquire about employment. Ask what the requirements are, where you apply, how often they have an academy (example- my city has one once every other year), and other questions you may have. They... More
Answered By: Gabe - 1/23/2012
 
In my state, you usually have to take civil service tests to be considered. This will involve a written test that depends on the department like it may be a general knowledge to a national standardized one to one based off of a packet they provide. Then you have to do a physical fitness test. Then the background check... More
Answered By: Ashley R - 1/23/2012
 
Inquiry within the Ft. Lauderdale area would be my first step.
Answered By: ahsoasho2u2 - 1/23/2012
 
fT lauderdale have adds in papers across the country looking for officers, they are even recruititing officers in other city,s, so just put in a application see what happens
Answered By: kenneth - 1/23/2012
 
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