It seems that some have missed the core question in this issue...
It is not that someone in the vicinity of 35 is not able to successfully complete a Police Academy.
It is the idea that many agencies have a requirement to complete 25 years of service to be eligible to retire.
Ask Yourself...do you really want a 60 plus year old responding to emergency calls?
Especially in smaller department, where many calls are handled single "O".
Of course there could be an "up" side...
A young guy gets punched in the mouth at a bar fight, he is likely to spit out his teeth.
An older guy is more likely to spit out his dentures.
Last edited by banger; 03-24-2013 at 16:45..