So, where to start... I want to get into the "academy" to become a police officer. I applied to over 4 academys and got accepted to two. I want to be a state trooper. I live in Sharpsville, PA...Hour north of Pittsburgh. But I figured with having zero police work and or military experience, I'd say my chances of getting into state are next to impossible. But, still a option, just in the waiting process now. I also applied to the police academy...Allentown, Mercyhurst, Johnstown, and YSU. Downfalls Allentown - 6 hours away, need apartment, night job Mercy - around erie (winter sucks), 2 hours away(aparment and job) YSU - cant work in PA (according to PA municipal, until I get hired by a department in Ohio full time) Upside Allentown - finally get away and see new things YSU - have a place to live, I have a job I would like to work in PA, being born and raised here in all. Eventually I would like to work my way into being a K9 officer. Either route, I will need to work to cover bills and living, etc. Basically I'm just confused at the moment and don't really know what to do. I don't have the money just just up and quit my job and move away for 6 months. So a night job is a must, just enough to be able to keep going forward until I'm out of the academy. My bills are roughly 500-600 a month. Looking for a little insight, hoping someone can put a clear picture in my head. p.s. I've been saving, I have a little more than 3grand at the moment, academy usually costing around 4. So I almost have that covered.