Where can you find information on becoming a police officer?


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Information on becoming a police officer is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website, BLS.gov, as of June 2015. Individual police departments, such as the LAPD and NYPD, also provide information online.

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Visitors to the BLS.gov home page can perform a search for police and select Police and Detectives: Occupational Outlook Handbook for information on careers. The How to Become a Police Officer or Detective link on that page provides general information and requirements for becoming a police officer.

Applicants to be a police officer must meet an age and education minimum. They must also pass a physical exam and a background check. If accepted, applicants are trained as recruits before becoming police officers.

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