Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree. Most police and detectives must graduate from their agency's training academy before completing a period of on-the-job training. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and able to meet rigorous physical and personal qualification standards. A felony conviction or drug use may disqualify a candidate.
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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $5,884.00 per year
Job training consists of classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Course content typically includes:
Communication skills. Police, detectives, and fish and game wardens must be able to speak with people when gathering facts about a crime and to express details about a given incident in writing...
The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.