How long does one usually have to work as a package handler or driver helper to become a delivery driver. I have a bachelor's degree and have been working shift work as a police officer for four years. I'm starting a family and do not want to work nights anymore, so i'm looking for a career change. My expericence as a police officer and college degree proves that i am responsible, have the ability to work with little supervision and am capable of handling long hours and driving. I'm not concerned with long hours, not having to work nights would be a blessing.