I am about to complete my B.Sc degree and I wanted to be a police officer since last 7 years. Now that I have been disillusioned that life can be easy thanks to SARSCOV2, I want to know what technical skills and soft skills that I can learn before I apply to police academy.
I would like to add that I am just 20 years old and the BSc program we have in Republic of India (South Asia) is of three and not of four years as observed in USA. I would like to revisit my knowledge of basic skills that help with employment in police agencies and generally leave positive impression on employers. Time management, communication skills to name a few. I would like to say I am not overenthusiastic but I have talked about it with cops and I would like to have a fundamental revision about list of skills preferred/useful on duty and how can one acquire them. Thank you.
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I have no previous job experience yet I want to get in police force. By the unsaid 'competitive' aspect of my question I would like to tell that everyone would need a job to be able to sustain themselves.
I have problems with my visual acuity and I don't expect my parents to support me for longer than a few years from now. I am in a dilemma between taking steps to pursue my M.Sc and risk being overqualified -- therefore defeating the whole purpose of doing Master's -- and not doing anything productive in between extraocular surgery I will certainly need before applying. I would like to say I would like to do anything ethical and internationally lawful because Covid-19 is not helping economy and I know it is not about just me but I also need a job to feed myself and I am eager to serve my country and I hope to do that as a police officer
To become a police detective specifically, what skills can help as a candidate or be generally useful on duty? Thank you. I would like to say that I want to become a Police Sergeant (Police Sub Inspector here) if it helps.