Hello, I'm currently in Grade 10 and ever since I started high school I have wanted to be a police officer. I'm hoping a current or former officer could give me a few tips about what to do in school (as in what classes help), how stressful the career is and possibly life during retirement. As for myself, I live in a small town of about 5000 people, so there is not much to do. I've never smoked and I don't really drink, I'm somewhat looking for advice how to act while I'm young to give me a good chance at becoming police. Also I've heard the application process is very long and hard, is this true?
I'd like to add, I don't have the best grades (probably C average), how much will this affect my chances (I'm working on getting them up)?
By the way, in Canada, what schools are for policing? I've never really found that out.