I am not a LEO but I do see that kind of job as a honorable and at times a rewarding one. However, I am not sure that I would spend my free time being exposed to violence-element of danger/possible injury, violence/possible costly-lengthy legal liability, violence/poss exposure to disease, violence/ stress related health implication- if I were not being paid a full time salary package.
Is 28 too old? If you spend alot of time being a reserve and not building actual senority-merits and training portfolio, it could be. If you are 28 you are probably 5 years behind patrolman your own age. These are the people who you would be going up against for promotions and specialized units. If you want to be a LEO, great! Again, I am just a joe citizen nobody, if I were 28- I wouldnt wait around too long thinking about it.
Last edited by TelstaR; 05-31-2011 at 10:28 PM.