I went through the Academy at age 38 after completing 20 years in the Air Force. I was the second oldest in the class. For 26 weeks I thought it would kill me. And I loved every minute of it! There's just something about the experience that is hard to explain. Not the academics or the physical training, but the connection with the other cadets that stays with you for life.
You are only as old as you allow yourself to be. If you REALLY want to be in Law Enforcement, then DO IT. If your heart is in it, you will not regret it. You will be part of one of the largest families in the world.
I am about to complete my 20th year as a State LEO. I have had a great time, even though I have seen some things that really hit me hard. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing.
Come join the family.
Retired USAF & Retired State LEO.
"...the first rule of law enforcement: At the end of your shift make sure you go home alive." - Sean Connery, The Untouchables.