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General requirements for becoming a United States police officer include that a person must be a U.S. citizen, must have a high school diploma or GED, must be 21 years old by the time they have finished training at the a... More »

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A variety of job options, attractive retirement packages and job security are some of the benefits of being a police officer, notes Career Profiles. Other benefits include prestige, constant challenge and fulfillment, ex... More »

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The main ways for police officers to advance their careers are through a promotion, through a transfer to a new work assignment or through a pay raise by advancing within their existing work assignment. All police office... More »

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