Archive | December, 2012

Steps To Being A Cop Infographic

20 Dec

How To Become A Cop Infographic

As we said in our previous post, the process of being a cop can be complicated. We found a great infographic that outlines the entire step by step process on how to become a cop.

You can click on the thumbnail in this post to go straight to Cop University’s infographic page. We’ll go into more detail in future posts but here are the various steps covered by this infographic:

  • Standard Minimum Requirements
  • The Application Process
  • The Physical Agility Test
  • The Written Test
  • The Oral Board
  • The Background Investigation
  • The Executive Interview
  • The Medical Exam
  • The Psychological Exam
  • The Police Academy

The infographic goes over each step briefly, and it provides a great overview to those interested in being in law enforcement.


Career Prospects Are Great For Police Officers

20 Dec

Law Enforcement OfficerAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the future employment prospects for law enforcement officers is very positive.

Police officer positions should enjoy higher than average growth when compared to other employment categories within the Country. These jobs include cops, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, as well as federal and other state law enforcement officers.

In addition to brand new jobs that are being added, there are expected to be many jobs to make up for current cops who will be retiring over the near future – a extremely large figure.

Money is tight in local governments nowadays, but public safety is still a primary matter of communities which means positions will continue to be filled, although possibly not at similar staffing levels of the past few years.

So if you are fascinated with a job as a police officer, now might very well be the best time in the past several years.

We’ll be going over every single one of the various steps along the way toward being employed as a police officer in future blog posts. It’s kind of complicated. The path to being a cop can be navigated along each stage with the right guidance.

Stay tuned.