Originally Posted by BobTheLOL
Also, I need 2 years of college to become a cop but if I join the air force there is 4 years of school/training then I am off to become a cop.
Bob, Where do you live? I'm going through the stages now to become a LEO for the LAPD. I'm not too sure where your located, or what your departments Requirements are, but I can tell you how they are down here. If you want to join a smaller department, for me lets say LBPD, then yes, College, Military background will definately be needed to make myself stand out over applicants, because they are much stricter on their selection, but I'm going for the largest and most dangerous department in the state of California, LAPD, now here, the college, the military background, isn't really needed at all, because of the size of the department, all they ask is that you have a clean background history. Of course all that stuff won't hurt you. I can say that I'm glad I didn't go the route of the Military, especially with all the crap thats going on now. I had friends, family, and some people who didn't know what the heck they were talking about, and kept pushing me for the military, I'm glad I had the smarts to not believe a word they said.
Now I'm not saying its like this for you, or telling you the college is going to be a waste of time along with the military, these two things will only HELP you. When they look at your App and see the college, and MB, they will definately consider you over other applicants, depending on the size of the departments and they're Requirements.
Becoming a cop is a LONG process, but you'll make it if you put your mind to it.
Theres a 6 step selection process and I'm now going onto Step 2, which is the interview.