Police Jobs OverviewUniformed and undercover police officers keep people and property safe from harm by enforcing laws, patrolling areas, responding to emergency and non-emergency situations and making arrests when necessary. In addition, they may:
- Conduct traffic stops during times of the year when people are more likely to drive under the influence, such as during the holiday season
- Go through the process of obtaining warrants
- Write reports to document specific happenings
- Testify in court
- Work at community events to help the public have favorable perceptions of law enforcement personnel
- Gather and preserve evidence
Police Job Education RequirementsAt minimum, police applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and graduate from their employer's training academy. Additionally, some police departments require a college degree, or at least some college level coursework. If a person desires to work for the federal government or in certain places where other languages besides English are commonly spoken, having a background in a foreign language can be very beneficial.
After gaining experience on the job, people may be eligible to become police lieutenants and police chiefs, or they might be given the option to specialize in a certain type of work such as taking a job as a transit and railway police officer to keep subway routes and trains safe.
Police Job MarketFrom now through 2022, the job market is expected to grow five percent. Although that is slower than the average compared with other occupations, people who help themselves stand out from other applicants by learning additional languages, serving in the military and going to college should find ideal job opportunities. The same is true for people searching for careers who already have related on-the-job experience.
Because public safety is a constant desire, there will always be a need for police officers. However, the job opportunities available can fluctuate, specifically because the ability to hire more officers is based on the amount of government funding available.
Police Job Salary InformationIn the spring of 2012, the median yearly wage for police officers was $56,980. In addition to the pay, many police officers enjoy benefits, such as a uniform allowance, good health insurance and the ability to retire from the workforce earlier than usual.
The Town of Wakita is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Qualifications: - Must be at least 21 years of age, Must live in Wakita, Must be CLEET certified. Must have high school diploma or GED, Clear criminal background, Possess a valid OK driver's license If prior military, provide DD form 214, Provide 3 character references. The starting salary is negotiable based on experi...
ANTICIPATED OPENING The Southeastern Greene School District is accepting applications for the following anticipated position: SCHOOL RESOURCE/POLICE OFFICER Act 120 Certification required Salary negotiable to commensurate with experience Please submit letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of reference, Act 114, 151, 34 Clearances and Act 120 Certification to: Mr. Richard Pekar, Acting Superintende...
Part Time Police Officer The Village of Brewster is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Police Officer. Applications will be available at the Brewster Village Hall between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays). Completed applications must be dropped off by the applicant no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Brewster Village Hall, Clerk - T...
The Town of Rockport, MA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Full Time Police Chief The Town of Rockport is a coastal village and tourist community forty-five miles northeast of Boston situated at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula (pop. 7,400 yr. round/22,000 summer). Commuter rail service to Boston. Position to replace long-serving retired Police Chief. Rockport PD is a full service po...
The Town of Covington is accepting applications for a Police Officer Salary depends on qualifications. CLEET Certified Preferred Applications must be picked up in person, Monday thru Friday 8am-Noon & 1-4pm Town of Covington 224 W. Maine Covington, OK 73730 The Town is an equal opportunity employer. This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER POSITION The Wilmington Police Department in southern Vermont is accepting applications for a Full-Time Patrol Officer. Wilmington offers a competitive benefit package. Salary range $40,892 to $43,742, not including overtime, depending on experience. Applications are available on the Town of Wilmington Website Wilmington Police Department. Applications accepted or pos...
Dispatcher Humboldt State University Police Dispatcher (Job #14-91) Full-time position in the University Police Department. Review: 12/11/14. For more info visit: http://apptrkr.com/544977 or call 707-826-3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE...
Introduction Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation. Hillsborough County Government co...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
POLICE OFFICERS Cranberry Township is seeking applicants for a probationary, full-time police officer. The Township is also seeking applicants for probationary, part-time police officers. The minimum requirements for application are: (1) at least 21 years of age prior to offer of employment, (2) U.S. citizen, (3) valid driver's license, (4) completion of 60 college credits verified by copies of...
THE CITY OF PAINESVILLE, OHIO NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICERS Public notice is hereby given by the City of Painesville, Ohio Civil Service Commission of open- competitive examination to establish an eligibility list for anticipated appointment for 3 FT Police Officers. No Person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment on and after his/her thirty-fifth ...
Midland Police Department is currently accepting applications for part-time police offi cers All applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma (GED), must have successfully completed Act 120 Certifi cation, possess a valid PA Driver's License and current year Act 120 updates prior to applying for a police offi cer position for the Borough of ...
PT Hendersonville Police Dispatcher: www.hendersonvillepolice.org/reserve for details & to apply Deadline Nov. 15...
City of Fayetteville: For Job listings go to: http:// agency.governmentjobs.com/fayetteville...
Airport Police Officers The Florence Regional Airport, Florence, SC is accepting applications for Airport Police Officers. Under the direction of the Chief of Public Safety, Airport Police Officers are responsible for the security of persons and property at the Florence Regional Airport and for enforcing applicable federal, state and local laws to include Airport Rules and Regulations. Minimum Qua...
Part- Time Police Officer (#16996) Multiple Positions/Locations Lone Star College - System Office Job Functions: Patrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are properly secured. Investigates all offenses and incidents. Makes court appearances. Writes a thorough and accurate report on every criminal complaint, accident, or other significant in...
DEFINITION : Performs responsible and varied clerical work; in a highly detailed, fast paced environment with increased variety and complexity in tasks. Multitasking, prioritizing, organization and teamwork are essential to this position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive: Provide exceptional customer service for citizens and of...
MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX
Police Off, University Police Police Off, University Police Full-Time Police Department-Houston 7146BR 7777 Knight Rd. Houston 77054 48000.000 60000.000 72000.000 Hard Fund Varied Summary The primary purpose of the Police Officer position is to enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investi...
MD Anderson Cancer Center Bastrop, TX
Police Off, University Police Police Off, University Police Full-Time Police Department-Science Park 7454BR 650 Cool Water Dr. Bastrop 78602 48000.000 60000.000 72000.000 Hard Fund Varied Summary The primary purpose of the Police Officer position is to enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances,...
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: San Bernardino Job ID: 2014-011 Job Title: Police Dispatcher / University Police (POOL) Appointment Type: Not Applicable Time Base: Time Varies Date Posted: April 14, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled Link to Apply Online: http://jobs.csusb.edu Campus Employment Homepage: http://jobs.csusb.edu Description...
1000-UNCH Raleigh, NC
Description Location: Wakebrook facility in Raleigh Hours/Shift: Full Time, 5:50pm - 5:50am This position requires the performance of Law Enforcement duties including preventing and investigation crimes, writing factual and detailed reports, protecting life and property, enforcing the North Carolina General Statutes and other laws and ordinances, arresting suspects and testifying in court. The ...
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$31,200.00 - $88,080.00
Typical Salary for Police Officer
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Protects citizens by preventing crime; enforcing laws and ordinances; apprehending suspects; monitoring traffic.
Rate of Growth
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Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interviewing victims and witnesses; interrogating suspects.
Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.
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