It depends. Different police departments have different requirements. Getting police officer jobs is becoming more and more competitive. Most departments have many qualified applicants when they are hiring. Do you have a college degree? If not, you should try to get one. Do whatever else you can to make yourself the best candidate that you can. Do you do well on tests and during interviews. Doing well on tests and during interviews is usually very important when it comes to getting a police officer job. Are you willing to relocate? Have you looked into local, state, and federal police officer jobs? Best of luck!