Police Academy

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What Is the Police Academy?

The police academy is where potential police officers receive one of their final forms of training before they serve their community. Most academies have a curriculum that combines physical training and classroom education. The duration of the session varies from state to state; the Connecticut Police Academy sessions are 28 weeks long.

How Do You Enroll in the Police Academy?

To enroll in a police academy, a person must first complete and pass the entry-level test to become a police officer. Once a law enforcement unit selects to hire you from the eligibility list, the department will arrange for you to take the next available academy session. A successful candidate will graduate from the academy with 70% or better.

How To Prepare for the Police Academy?

You can prepare for the police academy with physical training, learning stress management techniques, and developing good social habits. Becoming a police officer is more than physically demanding; it’s also mentally demanding. Our associate degree in Criminal Justice at Goodwin prepares our students with criminal procedures, psychology, and ethical perspective education. Law enforcement requires a healthy mind and body, and Goodwin is excited to help build you up.

If a career in law enforcement interests you, learn more about Goodwin University’s Criminal Justice program and Public Safety and Security program.

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