The reasons for becoming a police officer are as unique as the individuals who pursue a career in law enforcement. Completing the Police Foundations course can make a positive change in anyone’s life, especially those who have considered law enforcement as part of a life-long dream.
Police Foundations courses will teach you the fundamentals that will allow you to save lives. As a potential first responder at an accident site, a call for someone in distress due to heart attack or choking, or being called to assist a victim of crime, your training will teach you first aid and CPR. But it goes beyond just the physical aspects of saving lives. Your skills in intervening in domestic disputes, interacting with the community and dealing with the aged are also ways in which you can save lives by offering a positive influence on the people you deal with every day.
Learning about Struggles
Police Foundations courses will introduce you to areas of society to which you otherwise may not have been exposed. From cultural differences to street kids, to those forced to live in poverty or with addictions your character will be strengthened through interaction with every aspect of society. You will gain an appreciation for the simple things in life as well as a respect for the strength of those less fortunate within your community.
Not only will you have the opportunity to provide a positive influence on youth, they may very well have a positive influence on you. We often go through life passing judgment on people we do not know. You will meet many kids who will show you what it takes to come out of tough situations stronger and better on the other side. The youth of your community may be faced with adversity and still choose the right path despite their challenges. This inspiration will strengthen your views and help you to be a better person.
The Chance to Lead
Police Foundations courses will also offer you the opportunity to become a leader in your community. You will gain the skills of diplomacy that will strengthen your ability to communicate effectively and help develop your empathy and tolerance towards others. These tools will become the stepping stones on which to build leadership skills for a successful career in law enforcement or to encourage you to pursue your associate degree.