Law enforcement personnel work as police constables, sheriffs, detectives or as members of the RCMP or state police forces. Most police constable work outdoors, and the work is often dangerous.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Post-secondary protection and correction programs usually require senior high school courses in mathematics and English and some relevant work experience. If you enter one of these programs you would recieve training in policing techniques, security and protection technologies, penal correction technologies and legal assistance. CO-OP programs are also available. Recruit requirements of police forces and their training procedures vary. Basic qualifications include good physical condition, a minimum age of 18 years, a valid driver's licence and Grade 12 or the equivalent. More and more, police forces prefer candidates with post-secondary education, especially in related fields. Once a police force accepts you, you undergo three weeks to six months of physical, technical and general training. Advancement normally occurs from within the force and depends on individual leadership qualities, initiative and service experience.
$45,000 to $52,000