Can I get a job as a police officer at the age of 40?

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robocop in Stockbridge, Georgia

40 months ago

cheddarbob in Pearland, Texas said: Can a police officer have 2 jobs? For example, Be a detective and then work as an administrator for a school?

It is possible for a police officer to have 2 jobs. The question that remains to be answered is if your administator's job conflict with
your shift as a police officer. Also your chief will have to approve
your "secondary employment" with the school.

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KSLeo in Derby, Kansas

40 months ago

robocop in Stockbridge, Georgia said: It is possible for a police officer to have 2 jobs. The question that remains to be answered is if your administator's job conflict with
your shift as a police officer. Also your chief will have to approve
your "secondary employment" with the school.

Two job possible? It's almost a necessity! Most policies will require your Chief to approve it, and it would have to work with your shift schedule. But the simple answer is yes.

Even with my wife's income, it's a little tight without my second job income.

Didn't become a cop to get rich..

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Skygazer in Clementon, New Jersey

37 months ago

How is your search going? I'm in a similar situation, but even older. i have my degrees up to a Masters and will be retiring in a bout a year. I'm looking into the NPS and considering using all my leave to put myself through the academy. I was wondering how you got on. Email me at skygazer32@hotmail.com

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robocop in Collierville, Tennessee

37 months ago

KSLeo in Derby, Kansas said: Two job possible? It's almost a necessity! Most policies will require your Chief to approve it, and it would have to work with your shift schedule. But the simple answer is yes.

Even with my wife's income, it's a little tight without my second job income.

Didn't become a cop to get rich..

lol. NO ONE becomes a cop to get rich.....

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J-W in Washington, District of Columbia

37 months ago

Different police departments have different requirements. Some do, but many police departments do not have a maximum age limit for applicants. For example, some have applicant age limits of 25, 37, or 45. Most departments in the United States do not have maximum age limits. All else being equal, some agencies would rather hire a 40 year old as opposed to a 21 year old due to things such as life experience and maturity level. Having college can surely increase your chances of getting a police officer job. Getting police officer jobs is becoming more and more competitive. Have you considered relocating if possible? Best of luck!

Source:
www.peaceofficerjobs.com

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Jonathan in Baltimore, Maryland

36 months ago

Is being an FBI Special Agent the best law enforcement job possible? A lot of people I've talked to say it's better than being a local cop. Can anyone please provide information as to whether or not that's true?

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RianaJC in Los Angeles, California

34 months ago

Can somebody tell me if can still be a police officer at the age of 29? I've always wanted to be one, but due to my legal status in this country I couldnt!! Now that I just become legal weeks ago, I would like to try.. Hopefully its not too late!!

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skygazer32 in Moorestown, New Jersey

34 months ago

RianaJC in Los Angeles, California said: Can somebody tell me if can still be a police officer at the age of 29? I've always wanted to be one, but due to my legal status in this country I couldnt!! Now that I just become legal weeks ago, I would like to try.. Hopefully its not too late!!

Yup. At the age of 29 you should have no problem.

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GoLawEnforcement in Madison, Wisconsin

23 months ago

There are 2 types of positions, sworn and non-sworn. Age limits usually apply to sworn positions, those armed and with arrest powers. Minimum requirements, including maximum and minimum age limits are set by the state POST agency (Peace Officer Standards and Training). Local agencies may set higher standards that those established by the state POST agency. Therefore, the first thing to check is the POST age requirements in your state by going the POST website in your state. If you meet their minimum requirements, next check with agencies that you are interested in applying with. If you meet the state requirements but not your local agencies, keep checking around to find an agency as each will vary. If you do not meet the state's minimum requirements, consider looking at non-sworn positions. More information is at www.golawenforcement.com

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Future87 in Modesto, California

20 months ago

Can I still become a cop even though I was detained in highschool for mentioning that I had suicidal thoughts. It's been six years now since it happen

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funmnm in Santa Rosa, California

11 months ago

Rail Roader in Dallas, Texas said: Are middle aged people considered for law enforcement careers? I worked in corrections for 13 and 1/2 years. I left it for the rail road a few years ago and I got laid off because of the economy. I always wanted to be a police officer but I got hired by the prison system when I graduated from college and I just never got out of it until the Rail Road offered me big bucks to come and work for them. I have applied to several police departments since I was laid off and I just haven't gotten any offers. I am considering paying my own way through the police officer academy at the community college but I am a little afraid of spending the time and money, and then never getting a job. I am afraid that maybe I am being rejected because I am too old to start this as a career. Can anyone give me any advice in this area. I have a solid work history, clean back ground, good credit history, and I'm not crazy. There really is no reason I shouldn't be hired that I can think of.
The answer is still not clear, I am a year old woman with no law enforcement back round, and am very interested in starting a new career. My question is,"Is there a law enforcement agency,and/or job within an agency that would allow a woman my age to apply?" By the way, I am in great physical condition and have no physical restrictions that would prevent me from doing the job. I realize that various agencies have various qualifications, therefore, I would appreciate someone that might know which, if any would accept me into an academy, or any position within their department. I just hope it's not too late for me. Any advice would be appreciated.

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funmnm in Santa Rosa, California

11 months ago

I apologize, I didn't input my age... It is 46...LOL

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love_thy_neighbour2 in Hayes, United Kingdom

11 months ago

Rail Roader in Dallas, Texas said: Are middle agedistory, and I'm not crazy. There really is no reason I shouldn't be hired that I can think of.

Depends on the rules of the particular forces and branch, and what you can offer, and your enthusiasm and fitness. Please email the police academy.

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Louis Melton in Rowlett, Texas

4 months ago

Hello

I am 35 years old with a below the knee prosthetic leg, I have been doing commissioned security work off and on for the past 13 years, and I am considering going to eastfield community college for the pol police academy, I have a lot of friends with the Dallas police department in this line of work it is always good to have friends to have your back, and they told me to get on as a county detention officer and I tried to but was not selected, I can keep up and pull my own weight except I am curious if the human resources of a police department would frown upon my age or prosthetic leg ?

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love_thy_neighbour2 in Hayes, United Kingdom

4 months ago

Of course, you just have to be truthful and try to apply. It is the willingness and skills that really matter. If you have been a security guard for so long, then you are also physically capable of becoming a policeman. I have seen really fat policemen who are not fit at all, and I am sure you can run faster than them and many more. However, a policeman does not necessarily have to be in 'Combat' mode. Some are behind the desk, offering intelligence, and even knowledge about combat that you must have learned can be used both running, standing, lying down, sitting... every position has an advantage. It is left to you to prove all his, and if you are the first, open the minds of the police force and turn the history. Also, some policemen have special skills like knowledge about pick-pockets, knowledge about locks and safes, knowledge about psychology. You write a good thesis and the job will be yours.

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Mike in Ridgewood, New York

1 month ago

lapd wannabe in Closter, New Jersey said: I'm not sure why you're so concerned. As long as you apply to police depts. without a max. age requirement your resume speaks for itself. College graduate with 13 plus years in corrections , clean background, you shouldn't have a problem getting in somewhere. I'm actually surprised you're even worried compared to other posts I've read.

I'm in the same boat maybe worst. I'm now 35 trying to become an officer. I've been in the military since 2008 inspired by 9/11. Now inspired by the tragic events happening to police officers and want to join the fight. Never had time for college because I've been supporting my family since I was 18. Can anyone help?

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Mike in Ridgewood, New York

1 month ago

Anyone?

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