really, if youre already with a department a degree can help you move up the chain of command, if the department is big enough. if youre with a small department a degree means next to nothing as there is no room to advance....so youre left with starting over at the bottom with a larger department. anybody know of small department which hire cops from other agencies into a higher than patrolman position because of a degree? i dont mean senior patrolman or corporal.... im in a positon where i i can go no further with my department, going to another department means a pay cut and going to the bottom rung of the ladder again.....its frustraghting. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!