I'm writing about a magical police force in my fictional world. In my fictional world, people attend the Police Academy when they are thirteen-fourteen. Although the police force in my fictional world is different from real-world police forces, there are still similarities. I would like to know more about real-world police forces and especially police education. What is the training like? What kind of courses do the police students take? Is the police education more practical or theoretical- do you sit down and read for the most part or are you out there in the field practicing? Do students choose a field to specialize in? How many hours a week do police students train? What do police students learn about violence, crime, interrogation, crime solving, correctional services, patrolling etc? People from police forces all over the world are appreciated! If you are not in a police force yourself, and you have a family-member or friend who is, feel free to tell me about your experiences!