Contests & Scholarships: Detail
|Contest / Scholarship||Police Corps: Competitive Scholarship|
|Description:||The Police Corps was created to help address violent crime by increasing the number of officers with advanced education and training who are assigned to community patrol. The central component of the Police Corps is the provision of financial assistance and basic police training to college students who agree to serve as officers for four years, along with financial assistance to participating police departments and sheriff's offices.
The Police Corps is a Federal program designed to address violent crime by increasing the number of officers with advanced education and training who serve on community patrol. The program has 2 major components.
The Police Corps provides scholarships of up to $3,750 per academic year on a competitive basis to students who agree to earn their bachelor's degrees, complete approved Police Corps training, and then serve for four years on patrol, as assigned, with law enforcement agencies in areas of great need.
The Police Corps reduces local costs of hiring and training excellent new officers by providing funds to states to develop and provide 16 to 24 weeks of rigorous residential Police Corps training for each participant.
To participate, a state lead agency designated by the Governor must submit a state plan for approval. Individuals apply to the state where they are willing to serve. Agencies in areas designated by the state as "areas of great need" are eligible to apply to the state to hire Police Corps graduates and receive annual financial assistance.
See the website for further details.
The following states participate in the Police Corps
Since August 1996
Arkansas Maryland Nevada
North Carolina Oregon South Carolina
Since April 1997
Connecticut Georgia Indiana
Kentucky Michigan Mississippi
Missouri Ohio Texas
Since September 1998
Colorado Florida Illinois
Massachusetts Oklahoma Utah
Virgin Islands Washington
Since August 1999
Since July 2000 October 2000 November 2000
Minnesota Alaska & Arizona Virginia
|Sponsor's Goals:||To address violent crime by increasing the number of officers with advanced education and training who serve on community patrol.|
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|Other Requirements:||Police Corps provides scholarships for students who agree to earn their bachelor's degrees, complete approved Police Corps training, and then serve for 4 years on patrol in law enforcement, as assigned, in an area of great need. Many states in the United States are involved (but not all).|
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