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03-01-11, 05:42 PM
I just moved to the dfw area from maryland and i see most departments require college credits. I have been in the explorers since i was 15 but dont have any college and dont have time to take college courses because i have a son and a wife. I was wondering if any where did not require college credits.
03-01-11, 08:26 PM
I would suggest you check the websites of the various departments you might be interested in. If they are hiring, they will no doubt have the minimum requirements.
BTW, I got a bachelor's and masters working full time as a cop being married with two daughters.
03-01-11, 08:51 PM
i work 70 + hours a week as an armed security guard. how hard is fort worth to get into.
03-01-11, 10:26 PM
I'll send you a PM with links that are useful in finding L.E. jobs in Texas, believe that's allowed?
A lot of agencies are starting to require at least 15 semester hours of college, which is easy to accomplish.
70 plus hours a week, that's a lot, but you'll have to make sacrifices if you want to fulfill your desire to become a Peace Officer. I have no idea what your personal life is like, expenses and what not, but perhaps you can make sacrifices there where working 70 plus hours a week isn't a must? And, if you're having to work 30 more hours than what is considered a normal work week (40), you may have overextended yourself?
Being late on a payment now and then isn't all that bad, but going into a L.E. interview many thousands in debt could be a deal breaker.
I had to live with one of my older brothers while attending the academy.