Cost of law enforcement academy at collins career center

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August Class

Fenton, MI

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Don't think I will qualify for student loans because I currently earn $60,000 a year .
Collins

Chesapeake, OH

#2 Jan 29, 2013
August Class wrote:
Don't think I will qualify for student loans because I currently earn $60,000 a year .
You will qualify for loans but you will not qualify for pell grants.
Bettywhite

Alexandria, VA

#3 Jan 29, 2013
If ur making 60,000 a year why would u wanna be a cop? I'm a cop an bring home half working full time! Trust me not worth it u got no help, no ones hiring, poor equipment, always the bad guy no matter what, awl an a lot of back stabbers just giving ya a heads up
August Class

Detroit, MI

#4 Jan 29, 2013
Bettywhite wrote:
If ur making 60,000 a year why would u wanna be a cop? I'm a cop an bring home half working full time! Trust me not worth it u got no help, no ones hiring, poor equipment, always the bad guy no matter what, awl an a lot of back stabbers just giving ya a heads up
Well it has always been what I wanted to do for a living but never had the resources available to pursue my dream. Now that have a good income I have saved enough money to pursue my dream. I have tested in wv and passed but they always hire prior military over me. Ohio is different , you complete the academy first then find your job. In wv you have to be hired first and then go to the academy .
August Class

Detroit, MI

#5 Jan 29, 2013
Money isn't important to me after actually knowing what it's like to have it. I'm not happy where I am in life and have wanted to be a police officer since I was a little kid.
Local

Alexandria, VA

#6 Feb 1, 2013
If you make $60000 you should not need a loan.
Former Cop

South Point, OH

#7 Feb 1, 2013
If you are making 60k a year you don't want to be a police officer in Lawrence County unless you want to be a State Trooper. Most local cops in lawrence county only make $10 to$15 and hour and very few have benefits. State Troopers make $18+ an hour just for training in the Academy. That money for a local department is not worth risking your life for. You want to really think about the decision before you decide
august class

Southfield, MI

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Former Cop wrote:
If you are making 60k a year you don't want to be a police officer in Lawrence County unless you want to be a State Trooper. Most local cops in lawrence county only make $10 to$15 and hour and very few have benefits. State Troopers make $18+ an hour just for training in the Academy. That money for a local department is not worth risking your life for. You want to really think about the decision before you decide


I really appreciate your advice ,and I have lost a little sleep thinking about what I will be giving up. I found out the class is $3,300 which I will just stroke a check for , but it is what I want to do . If you think of any way to help gets appointed I would appreciate the help and a friendship of a fellow officer which it sounds like you are. You can contact me @ sprintpcsmanager1@yahoo.com and we can go from there Sir.

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