Tackling crime is not an easy job nor it is safe but a lot of people surprisingly want to become a police officer. There are various reason for such and one of the main reasons is the desire to help the community and protect it from crimes. Other reasons may be on job stability or good career background. Policemen are just not assigned on the streets or in jail. There are various areas and fields out there that require specific expertise from police officer. Some policemen are assigned in forensics where they investigate murders and crimes. Others are tasked to protect the government such as CIA’s and FBI’s. Others commit to safeguarding the environment or important national reserves. Depending on one’s skill, background and degree, anyone can apply to be a police and be assigned to his or her desired area.
The basic requirement when wanting to be a police officer is to complete a degree in high school although some state or country may require more than that. When such requirement is met, passing the examination for becoming a policeman or civil service exam is next. Of course if one cannot pass such then one cannot be hired. Being skilful, fit and analytical is also very important because being a policemen means that one is always prepared for whatever emergency there is. Initiative also helps because it will help them get through the situation through quick response and action. Nowadays, having a college degree can also be advantageous to someone who wants to consider a career in law enforcement. With so many people in the world and with limited slots for jobs, those who graduated college and earned a degree are priority hires compared to those who just finished high school. There is also a possibility of getting a position faster and being assigned to areas that are far advanced like the CIA. But, such areas require expertise, wit and high IQ because assignments tend to be more complex.
For skills and attitude needed when one wants to be a policeman, responsibility is very important. This keeps one grounded and making sure he or she will not abuse the power and position given. Unlike domestic jobs like those found at maid service companies or laundromats, when in law enforcement, one is given authority by the government so they can carry on their task in making sure people are disciplined and their area safe. Officers should not be bribed and influenced by the masses or people in power. They should know how to be fair in decisions because it is their responsibility in making sure that the rights or people are protected.
It is also very important for an officer to be alert and a critical thinker because this will allow one to respond immediately and properly when the situation needs it. Being fit physically is a must because after passing the examination and enrolling in training academy, it will be physical training. A lot of work is done and if one cannot sustain exhausting activities then they may not make it through graduation.