Can anyone sign up for a police academy?

Discussion in 'Academy Information' started by MTA2010, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. MTA2010

    MTA2010 MassCops Member

    I have noticed a few police departments hiring but want someone that already graduated from a academy. I was wondering if anyone knows if you can sign up to take the police academy and pay for it yourself or does a police department have to send you there. If anyone has any information about this please let me know. Thanks.
  2. nikc12

    nikc12 MassCops Member

    Technically, yes, you can pay your own way as a "self-sponsor."

    However, you still need a Chief to "sponsor" you by signing your papers and sending you.

    Be advised, though, that it is an expensive undertaking. For the full time academy, tuition alone is something like $2,000-3,000. Then you have to buy ALL of your gear, which will probably be another couple thousand. Not to mention the loss of any salary for 6 months.
  3. soxrock75

    soxrock75 BOOM!

  4. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    Many can enter. Few will win.
  5. lofu

    lofu Subscribing Member

    Search key words= "Self-Sponsor, Police Academy"

    Hope this helps
  6. BscBandit09

    BscBandit09 MassCops Member

    theres always google search too!

    but seriously good luck.

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