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.
We’re ready when you are.
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it’s easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and we’re still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
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