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Ask an Officer: Ben Bliven tells what it takes to become a police officer

11:21 AM, Jan. 3, 2013  |  Comments
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I often get asked what it takes to become a police officer. The minimum requirements to become a police officer are 60 college credits, be at least 18 years of age (the Wausau Police Department requires a minimum age of 21), possess a valid driver license, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions.

During a hiring process, there generally are medical and psychological evaluations as well as an in-depth background investigation.

The Wausau Police Department has begun recruitment of new police officers. If you are interested, please visit our city of Wausau website at www.ci.wausau.wi.us to apply online.

Lt. Ben Bliven is the Patrol Services Lieutenant with the Wausau Police Department. Send questions by email to Benjamin.Bliven@ci.wausau.wi.us or regular mail to 515 Grand Ave., Wausau, WI 54403.

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