The current tuition to attend the Academy is $1,576.86.
Out-of-state applicants will be required to pay the out-of-state college tuition fee.
Prices are subject to change prior to each academy class.
Contact the Academy at 916-566-2418 for additional details.
How do you get into the police academy?
Steps to Becoming a Police Officer
- Obtain high school diploma or GED.
- Meet other minimum requirements.
- Obtain a bachelor’s degree (optional)
- Pass the law enforcement entrance exam.
- Graduate from the police academy.
- Work toward a promotion.
Do you get paid to go to the police academy?
Officers receive their full starting salary while training at a police academy. Successfully complete the six months of academy training and you get a bump in salary. Depending on the police department where you work, this salary bump can be as much as $2,000 or $3,000 more than what you earned while training.
How much does it cost to get into the police academy?
Costs usually total less than $5,000, and some police departments will reimburse a percentage of that tuition upon employment. After receiving your certification, you can then apply to become a police officer in that state. However, you may be asked to complete an additional training course.
Is there an age limit to become a cop?
While most agencies require you to be 21 by academy graduation date, some take cadets as young as 18. The maximum age can vary widely. Do not assume that just because you are over 30, your chances of becoming a police officer are over. Some agencies have no maximum age.
How long does it take to become a cop?
It takes approximately 6 months or 960 hours to complete police academy training. The Memphis Police Department Training Academy typically takes 22 weeks, or 880 hours, to complete. All in all, it may take as long as 2-years to become a police officer, including both pre-employment and training processes.
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