Originally Posted by reds44
Go to parties. Get drunk. Meet girls.
I'd normally second this, but at 16, probably not quite as much.
Are you done with high school? My recommendation would be to do something else for 2 years (if you were my son I'd be pushing you to start a business, you could also travel, work all sorts of jobs you won't be able to work later in life, etc.) and start college when you're 18 and have a traditional experience, especially since you're wanting to go into a field where there's really no rush.
1) Police work isn't going anywhere
2) You're not going to make much money for a long time
3) Your youth is likely to actively work against you in that field
Finally, don't go into debt for a degree, especially when you're wanting to go into the public sector.