I’m in high school, and I am looking at becoming a police officer in Boise. What will I need to do, just to get a general idea?
You need 64 semester hours of college or have gotten your intermediate police officers certification from the Idaho POST (police standard testing)
They aren’t hiring anyone now and only plan to hire experienced officers for the near future. By the time you get your 2 years of college in they should be hiring.
from their web site, the very basics
* Must be at least 20 years of age by the date of the written examination and 21 by the date of hire.
* Have completed 64 semester credit hours of academic study from an accredited college as accepted by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, or have an Idaho P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate. An out-of-state Intermediate Certificate equivalent may be substituted for the college requirement.
* Be of high moral character and free of any recent major or habitual violations of the law, including drug usage or other activities or associations that would affect credibility as a police officer. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony and must possess or be able to acquire a valid Idaho driver’s license. Certain other criminal or driving convictions may also be grounds for rejection.
* Applicants must have uncorrected vision in each eye of 20-200 with the strong eye corrected to 20-20 and the weaker eye to 20-60. Applicants who wear contact lenses are exempt from the uncorrected vision of 20-200, but must have the strong eye corrected to 20-20 and weaker eye corrected to 20-60. Exceptions may be made by the P.O.S.T. Council.
* Applicants must pass a physical fitness assessment and medical examination and be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Compensation Structure Salary is dependent upon the officer’s education or P.O.S.T. certification.
Probationary Police Officer – Probationary status for a period of one year from date of hire.
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