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Today we hear from a man who works as a police officer in a specialized unit that does everything from undercover work to patrols in high crime areas. Because of the nature of his job, he asked to remain anonymous.
While many young people dream of being police officers, it’s a truth that not everyone is cut out for the job. Police work is incredibly demanding, and it takes a certain type of person to do the job well.
Working as a police officer brings on a range of emotions. It can leave you feeling satisfied, rewarded, sad, disgruntled, lonely and fulfilled, all in the same shift. If you've ever wondered what it's like to work in law enforcement, take a look at a day in the life of a police officer.
There are no formal educational requirements for entry to the police service. The profession is open to graduates, those with an HND qualification and non-graduates alike.
Although every society has incorporated its own form of law enforcement, officers as we know them today first came to fruition in England in 1748, with the formation of the Bow Street Runners, a collection of volunteers who walked the streets to maintain the peace. Find out what it take to become a police officer in the USA.
There are almost as many ways to become a police officer in Canada as there are the number of police agencies in the country.
Canada is one of the countries with the most efficient and reliable police forces in the world. This is due to the fact that each person who wants to become a police officer must meet numerous requirements and pass various tests before he or she can be sworn as a police constable.