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A school that trains police cadets to work in the police force. In the U.S. there are federal and state police training courses and different states have different programs. Cadets must pass background checks, polygraph tests, drug tests, and physiological tests. Additionally, cadets are trained to drive safely and learn to use a firearm.

In the Navajo Nation, police officers are trained at the Navajo Police Academy. The cadets must be at least 21 with a high school level education and have no criminal record.

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"Kirkuk Police Academy training up females in northeastern Iraq, August 16, 2008" by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, 1BCT, 10th Mtn Div., PAO is licensed under CC BY.

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