Information on the first step to becoming a police officer is below. When I was a teen, I had my heart set on becoming a cop. A weekend radio job when I was 16 steered me in a different direction, but the fascination of law enforcement has never left. The chance to save a life, good compensation and retirement. And from Little Debbies to Krispy Kreme and everything in between, I like 'em all! I think that's part of the test.