If you want to get your child to become a police man, then you should promote law enforcement. I would have your child watch some police shows. There are numerous police shows on television. Some television programs are Law and Order, Dragnet, The Good Guys, and Castle. You could get your child to watch old reruns of Dragnet and play cops and robbers with his friends. You could also get your child some police officer toys like a patrol car, hand cuffs, and play police radio.
You could also see if your local police department would let you and your child come along on a ride along. Some police departments may allow you and your child to ride along to see what a police officer does on the job. If they won’t let you ride along on patrol, then you and your child could talk to the police offer about a career in law enforcement. They may even make your child a junior police officer.
Most police officers have military training. In addition, police officers need to be in good shape and know how to use a fire arm. It might be a good idea for your child to consider a career in the military or majoring in criminal justice. The military would enable your child to pay for college and get the discipline need for a career in law enforcement. It would also help your child stay in shape to become a police officer.
You should also stress the training an officer gets in legal procedure and criminal law. A police officer is a sworn public servant. He or she serves the public. A police officer must be fair and uphold the laws. Your child should understand that being a police officer is an important job. It also can be a difficult and dangerous job. A police officer must deal with some very stressful and dangerous situations. I would see if that is something your child would be interested in doing as a career. It will ultimately be your child’s choice.
You should also point out the police officers in your town or city. In addition, some officers work for the highway patrol. Some hand out tickets and chase suspects. I would see if any officers would talk to your child about being a police officer. The officer may convince your child to be a police officer.