I'm with you. I left school to start my career and have not finished. I don't feel any of it made me a better police officer and that was back before you could get a useless gender studies or lesbian dance theory degree. People are getting such things and then wondering why they can't find a career. Um hello! Because it's useless! What did help me in my career was the could years working at a jail before. It was a county jail that took in transfers from out of state and going out of state so we saw much more than you usual county jail. It taught me a ton about the criminal mind and survival. Got in fights, wrote reports, and kept a uniform together. All set me up better for the switch to making the arrest. When I was hired you needed a certain number of credit hours but as time has gone by and the applicant numbers dropped now that has been dropped to a work history. Doesn't matter where it doing what.... Just have a work history.