I know far more people who have degrees in CJ with Full Time police jobs (myself included) than guys with military experience. Zack, don't be discouraged by the other members of this board, the fact is that it is hard to get onto a dept Full Time but it is not impossible. If you are a squared away kid and have a good head on your shoulders, you should be all set. If you need any positive advise please pm me.Consider the military. Dont be fooled by the importance of a college degree. Yes it is important, but you are FAR more likely to become a police officer as a veteran rather than a civilian. Do a site search and you should find many posts to help you out.