I'm posting this here because I doubt there is a serious presence of cops in "On Topic." I'm looking for some general advice about becoming a police officer. I'm 21 (flawless criminal record) and currently I'm 1 year short of my Bachelors degree (in English). Exploring career options, and law enforcement is intriguing. I'm wondering if you guys could give me any general advice about the application process, time line for the application/hiring process, what I should be doing to increase my chance of getting hired, location (large city vs smaller town?), etc... Any pertinent information which you guys could divulge would be fantastic.