In order to becoming a police officer , is a G.E.D good enough ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Vallejo, CA

I only have a G.E.D !

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  1. Christine C McCall


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    Answered . California law (Government Code ยง 1029 and 1031) sets the minimum standards for selection as a peace officer by individual cities, counties and other governmental entities and jurisdictions. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) conducts the research that underlies the minimum standards. A GED is acceptable under POST standards. However, positions as a sworn officer (usually referred to as public safety officers -- "PSO's"-- in hiring literature) are very competitive and most successful candidates will not only have the high school diploma but also some college or other post-high school education.

    There is a lot of good info for any potential PSO here:

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