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Law Enforcement Job Overview

Law Enforcement officials keep the streets clean for residents. They come to the scene of a crime, investigate those who committed the crime and take statements from witnesses. Some officers travel on foot, but officers may also travel on horseback, in a police cruiser, in an unmarked police car or by bicycle. Police officers patrol streets and look for signs of potential crimes, and they also come directly to scenes after receiving an emergency call from the dispatch department. Officers must be in good physical condition, have the ability to work with different groups and types of people and have strong decision making skills.

Law Enforcement Job Education Requirements

Most police departments have a long list of rules that those applying for an open position most meet. Most states and local jurisdictions require that applicants are at least 21 years old, and some jurisdictions have a maximum age limit that prevents those over the age of 35 or 40 from applying. Many officers attended a criminal justice program or a police training program at a university or a community college. Even those who attended a training program will still need to go through the police academy before gaining employment. Most departments require that officers live within the jurisdiction as well.

Law Enforcement Job Market

The number of Law Enforcement jobs will increase by 5 percent between 2012 and 2022. Though this is a slower than average rate of growth, it still represents an increase of more than 41,000 jobs. Cities and rural communities need new police officers to take over for those who retire or move through the ranks into higher level positions.

Law Enforcement Job Salary Information

Police officers and Law Enforcement specialists report earning between $36,000 and $88,000 a year. The median wage among all officers is $55,000 a year. Those living in larger cities with a higher cost of living usually earn more than those living in smaller towns. Similar security jobs open to those with a high school degree or its equivalent include Security Guard jobs and Probation Officer jobs.
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Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
ProForce Law Enforcement is seeking an experienced RegionalSales Representative for a unique opportunity to work with State, Local, and Federal law enforcement agencies. As a leader in our industry, ProForce distributesmultiple lines of law enforcement equipment, firearms, and Taser products while delivering world-class customer service. Are you ready to quit just having a job and become a part of...
ProForce Law Enforcement is seeking an experienced RegionalSales Representative for a unique opportunity to work with State, Local, and Federal law enforcement agencies. As a leader in our industry, ProForce distributesmultiple lines of law enforcement equipment, firearms, and Taser products while delivering world-class customer service. Are you ready to quit just having a job and become a part of...
Do you thrive on achieving aggressive goals and working independently? Are you known for your ability to turn any stranger into a friend? Are you looking for new challenges and a dynamic, fast-paced work environment? Searching for a career that leverages your unmatched Sales abilities and extensive Law Enforcement expertise to continue serving our hometown heroes? ADS, Inc. is currently seeking a...
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Corrections / Patrol Applications available www.theblueline.com www.dekalbcountyilsheriff.org or at 150 N. Main St., Sycamore, IL 9am - 5pm, M-F Must be 20 years of age w/High School Diploma Pass background investigation, physical & other tests designated by Merit Commission or Sheriff Starting salary $51,000 Partially paid insurance/ Pension Plan Further req...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Integrated Systems Improvement Services is looking for qualified Law Enforcement INSTRUCTORS to teach foreign police officers overseas in various locations. Opportunities include SHORT term contracts (2 weeks minimum) or LONG term opportunities for up to one year. This is a FUNDED PROGRAM and classes are being taught now. There are MULTIPLE opportunities for both male and female police profession...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
Integrated Systems Improvement Services (ISIS, Inc) is looking for qualified Law Enforcement INSTRUCTORS to teach foreign police officers overseas in various locations. Opportunities include SHORT term contracts (2 weeks minimum) or LONG term opportunities for up to one year. This is a FUNDED PROGRAM and classes are being taught now. There are MULTIPLE opportunities for both male and female polic...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90011
Integrated Systems Improvement Services is looking for qualified Law Enforcement INSTRUCTORS to teach foreign police officers overseas in various locations. Opportunities include SHORT term contracts (2 weeks minimum) or LONG term opportunities for up to one year. This is a FUNDED PROGRAM and classes are being taught now. There are MULTIPLE opportunities for both male and female police profession...
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20004
Integrated Systems Improvement Services is looking for qualified Law Enforcement INSTRUCTORS to teach foreign police officers overseas in various locations. Opportunities include SHORT term contracts (2 weeks minimum) or LONG term opportunities for up to one year. This is a FUNDED PROGRAM and classes are being taught now. There are MULTIPLE opportunities for both male and female police profession...
law enforcement Are you up for a challenge? WE ARE HIRING! WSP is looking to fill positions for its next trooper cadet class that starts this fall. Go to wsp.wa.gov and click on Be a Trooper for information on how to apply, the cadet testing schedule, and what it takes to be a WSP trooper. Washington State Patrol/ WSDOT Building 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682...
Law Enforcement/Police Dispatcher Investigative Aide Dispatcher / Investigative Aide receives complaints concerning animal cruelty related crimes & dispatches information. Also performs a variety of specialized clerical tasks & assists w/investigations, gathering documents & compiling reports as necessary for prosecution. Must be detail orientated, computer literate w/2 yrs dispatch exp. $15-18/hr...
ProForce Law Enforcement is seeking an experienced RegionalSales Representative for a unique opportunity to work with State, Local, and Federal law enforcement agencies. As a leader in our industry, ProForce distributesmultiple lines of law enforcement equipment, firearms, and Taser products while delivering world-class customer service. Are you ready to quit just having a job and become a part of...
DEPUTY SHERIFF The Black Hawk County Sheriff will be testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Non-refundable application fee is $15.00. Application forms and additional information can be obtained from the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office at 319-291-5007. Starting salary is $19.90/hr. plus benefits. Application deadline is 12:00 p.m. noon on Wednesday, January 7...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...
Contract-Employment Opportunity for Retired or Current Law Enforcement Professionals Position Summary 3SI Security Systems—Law Enforcement Division has an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity for experienced current/former law enforcement professionals to fill LED Regional Coordinator(RC) posts as contract members. The primary function of these new RC’s will be to help us grow our Electr...

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Security Career Tools

Law Enforcement, Other

Salaries

$24,000.00 - $101,000.00
Typical Salary for Law Enforcement, Other
(122 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
37.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
15.8%
Associates
12.9%
High School
10.9%
Master's
10.9%
Professional
4%
Certification
3%
Some High School Coursework
2%
Doctorate
2%
(101 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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