Lots of people think that all cops do all day long is patrolling city streets in their cruiser. However, these professionals are trained and duty bound to do much more than just patrolling. From apprehending criminals to maintaining law and order within their jurisdictions, these people have a lot to do. To become a cop you need to have completed high school. College degree could do wonders for you career in this field so either pursue one before contemplating this career or pursue it on the job. During training cops are put through rigorous training which prepares them for their jobs in the field.