1. To be a police officer, you must have a high school diploma, and may be required to complete a college diploma or university degree in law/security or in social sciences. You must also complete a three- to six-month training program.
2. You must meet physical strength, agility, fitness, and vision requirements as well as some psychological or other tests.
3. To be a detective or sergeant, you need experience as a constable and to have completed specialized courses.
4. With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a commissioned police officer.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.