Ok here it goes, Im 27 years old. No military background. I do have an associates degree in computer science. Pretty clean record, except for 3 speeding tickets years ago. I have a wife and a 1 year old daughter. I live in NE Ohio and work in a titanium mill. Its a good job. Good pay, good benefits, but the company I work for is building another mill down south with newer, better equipment and it wont be a union shop so that means cheaper labor. And like all the other good production jobs in this area, this might be going too. My union has a contract until 2013 but aftet that who knows. Anyways, it seems that the writing is on the wall and I'm thinking about going into LE. I've always wanted to and I feel no time is better than the present to do so. So my question to any LEO's reading this is, do I have a chance? Would firearms courses that I have taken(For example, TDI, Frontsight...) as a civilian give me an edge over other applicants? Any advice other than go for a ride along, fill out applications, go to the police academy? Thanks in advance.