Should a male, in his middle 30's, attempt to go to the Police Academy, and become a Police Officer?
If a male or female, for that matter, wants to join the police force in his mid-thirties and he/she is mentally and physically fit to pass the training and serve, then I can see nothing wrong with attempting the Police Academy.
If any person is passionate enough about that goal, and willing to be honest with themself about how to get there and what it will take, then GO FOR IT!
Good luck to him!
I think that is a perfect time to do it. By your mid-30's you have had some life experience and developed a maturity as to how you look at people and things. Things gives you the judge factors necessary to perform police work properly and safely. Go for it! WB
I say go for it, unless you’re the Vic Mackey type. In fact, I regret not making that choice. A society based upon law and order requires a dedicated force on the streets, protecting the weak from the predators, and removing the a__holes that prey on innocent people; good men and women willing to be on the front lines of the never-ending battle against evil. I may be an idealist, but I believe you can make a difference, be a positive role model, maybe save some lives, and get the bad guys.
However, much depends on the individual’s personality. Face it, some (a minority) want to be a cop because they have a violent streak,or they are natural born bully’s, or have a need to control others. Some racists (of any color) seek an outlet for their racism, and a paycheck to boot.(literally).
It’s my opinion that 90% of our men and women in blue are in a high risk, underpaid job, and I support them at all times except when I’m getting another ticket. Then, I…oops, out of space.
Definitely. A person in their 30's has at least 20 years of expected great health and is finally mature, or should be, and ready to find a life. Definitely go for it.
It is all about your fitness level and state of mind. When you are in the academy there are standard physical fitness tests. If you cannot pass those tests you are out quickly, howver, if you can pass the standard tests, then what they will be testing is your resolve. They will find something you have a hard time with and put you on the spot. They want to know that when things get difficult, you will nit quit.
If it is in you to wear the badge, then you will have it on your shoulders for ever. Give yourself a shot and if it does not work out, then you won't regret a missed opportunity.
I say go for it. If that is something that male wants to do for himself.
Yep - Provided there is no age restrictions on it!
You should always go forward for your best and "follow that dream where ever that dream will lead, you gotta follow that deam to find the love you need!" To quote Elvis (or orignial song writer) Even if the love is to only love yourself.
With regards to the life experience quotes being bandid around... anybody with the right mentality and genuine wish to uphold law and order in a fair and just manner should definitely go for it!
Life experience cannot only be measured in years!
I think you should!! My dad started when he was thirty and had a great training experience, and stayed in it for a few years. Even if you don't stay, you should at least try. You can show the young ones what your made of!
It depends on your fitness level and if the younger cops will accept you.
I say as long as they can physically handle it, WHY NOT? Someone that starts a different career a little later in life typically does so because it's what they really want to do. Which usually makes them better at it.
Cops make mediocre wages and most end up being inculcated to a demoralizing, oppressive system.
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