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Gerald Sims came to talk to our New Model Me class. He is currently working in the Greenville county police department. He has worked there for about 5 years. He talked about the amount of schooling that we had to have to be able to work in the police department. He told us that we had to be 21 years old with a minimum of a high school diploma to be a police officer. If we wanted to climb higher in the rank of police we had to have more schooling. To be a federal agent we had to have a minimum of a four year degree. $31,500 is the starting salary for an average police officer. By the time that we are able to work as police we might have to have a four year degree.
Personally I would not like to be a law enforcement officer. They risk so much but they get paid so little. They get good benefits since it is a government job. Many people don’t respect law enforcement officers as they should which also would be a deciding factor for me.
If I was to become a law enforcement officer I would study for a four year degree so that I could reach the federal level.
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