Do you still need a degree to join police if you are in the armed forces?

My boyfriend is currently in the navy and when he leaves he is planning on joining the police however apparently, as of 2020, you need a degree to join the police. Does this still apply if you leave the navy and go straight into the police? If so what’s the best way forward. 

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Which country? You used some British phrasing so it's not clear were you are  In any event in the US there is no universal standard and it's up to each state and even whatever local police department if a degree and at what level is required. Even though I lived in the UK for three years, I have no idea what educational level is required in the UK.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    You don't need a degree for 90% of the jobs they claim you need a degree for.  The American bastards aren't very well-educated compared to other countries and that's just what they tell you to scam you into going to college and steal all your future earnings so you're basically working for free.  

    It isn't as necessary as they claim it is.  It doesn't guarantee success on the job.  It doesn't guarantee survival.  It doesn't guarantee anything.  The only thing it guarantees is that the department of education will make a ton of money at your expense.  It's a scam.

    Also human resources departments are often completely clueless.

  • 4 months ago

    Different police departments have different requirements. Go look for the requirements for the specific PD that your boyfriend is looking to join. 

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    There are thousands of police departments in the United States.   Some don't require college,  some require a minimum number of credits,  some require a degree.  Some waive education requirements based on military service, others don't.   He needs to read the job announcement. 

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  • NWIP
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Every police department has different requirements in order to join. Some want you to have a degree while others do not. Some will allow the military service to count as something instead of a degree. He might get a few bonus points but nothing more than that with some departments.  They all require people to pass a written test, then physical and finally a Pysch test.  He needs to do some research on who requires what. 

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Yup.  Prior military service only gives you a slight edge in hiring over someone without service.  The basic prerequisites are the same

  • 4 months ago

    it depends on what police department your talking about-- they are not all the same.

    some require a 4 year college degree, some do not

    most require you to pass a civil service test first

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