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Police Officer Job Overview

It might seem like an afterthought when it comes to describing the important role of a police officer. Everyone is familiar with what they do and their place in our society is very well established.

Police officers are at the forefront of serving and protecting the lives and the property of our citizens and businesses. They are responsible for pursuing and apprehending anyone who breaks the law. And they obtain warrants, issue citations and make arrests.

Most police officer job duties include patrolling a particular jurisdiction or assigned area and performing investigations when suspicious activity arises in them. Police officers also respond to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency calls, they issue tickets for any and all traffic-related violations, and they offer first-aid treatment to accident victims or others in need of medical attention. Additionally, police officers are responsible for the paperwork documenting their day-to-day activities, and they also prepare cases and testify in court when necessary.

Police Officer Job Education Requirements

The education requirements for a police officer range from a high school diploma, or the equivalent, to a college degree and beyond. Most police officers have to graduate from their agencies' training academy before completing a specified period of on-the-job training. Police officers must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and they must meet the demanding physical and personal qualifications that accompany their roles.

Applicants may have to pass a physical examination that includes a test of their vision, hearing, strength and agility, as well as a series of competitive written exams. Previous police work — even police dispatcher jobs — or military experience, is often viewed as beneficial for securing employment.

Police Officer Job Market

Police officers filled roughly 780,000 jobs in 2012. But, employment of all police officers and security positions, such as armed guard jobs, is projected to grow only about 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is slower than the average for all occupations.

The continued need for public safety will still result in a need for more police officers. Demand for employment, however, is expected to vary depending on local and state budgets.

Even with declining crime rates over the past few years, there will continue to be a demand for police officers to maintain and improve our public safety system.

Police Officer Job Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for police officers was $56,980 in May 2012 — with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $33,060 and the top 10 percent earning more than $93,450.

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Click To View City of Shafter is establishing lists for the positions of - COOK (Modified Community Correctional Facility) - POLICE OFFICER LATERAL - POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE For Applications and Filing Deadline go to www.shafter.com or City of Shatter, Personnel Office, 336 Pacific Ave, Shatter CA...
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: Pomona Job ID: RECRUITMENT #50868 Job Title: POLICE OFFICER CADET/POLICE OFFICER Appointment Type: Temporary Time Base: Full-Time Date Posted: March 2, 2015 Closing Date: March 16, 2015 Link to Apply Online: http://www.cpp.edu/-jobs/dated/employ2015/50868.html Campus Employment Homepage: http://www.csupomona....
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department Dallas, TX
Job Description AGENCY INFORMATION: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the mass transit agency for the Dallas metropolitan area. The DART Police Department provides police services for the transportation system throughout 13 cities in 6 counties. The department has over 360 positions and DART Police officers are vested with all the rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of peace officers i...
Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Police Officer I Salary Range: $17.11 - $18.62 Police Officer II Salary Range: $18.40 - $20.55 Police Officer III Salary Range: $21.90 - $23.83 Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Patrols to preserve law and order. Enforces state and municipal laws and ordinances. Responds to calls for assistance; ie. traffic...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Lateral Police Officer: $6,402 - $8,579 monthly plus full-time benefits* *Candidates who are hired as Lateral Police Officers are also eligible for a reduced ten (10) month probationary period, upon successful completion of the probationary period, employees are then eligible for POST PAY. In addition, candidates may be eligible for a sick leave bank...
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: San Bernardino Job ID: 2015-P008 Job Title: Police Officer (Sworn Peace Officer) / University Police (POOL) Appointment Type: Not Applicable Time Base: Time Varies Date Posted: January 13, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled Link to Apply Online: http://jobs.csusb.edu Campus Employment Homepage: http://jobs....
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://www.unt.edu/police/pdf/PHS.pdf prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of online submission will be considered a candidate withdraw from the process. Police Officer Recruit: Position is entry level law enforcement officer trainee....
POLICE OFFICER Nashua Police Department The Nashua Police Department is currently testing for full time police officers. Download an application at nashuapd.com Written and physical fitness testing will be conducted on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 6th, 2015 No residency is required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer...
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division Police Officer Examination www.mass.gov/civilservice Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015* *Please note: There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015. Police Officer Cities and Towns Transit Pol...
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts H u m a n R e s o u r c e s D i v i s i o n PoliceOfficer Examination Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015 Please note: There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015 Apply online at www.mass.gov/civilservice. You must apply online u...
THE METRO TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IS SEEKING RELIABLE AND DEDICATED CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY TO PROTECT & SERVE AS POLICE OFFICERS. Many vacancies are available. Physical and Written exam will be held at Monroeville Fire Company #4, 4370 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The exam will start promptly at 3:00 pm. Space is lim...
The Newton New Hampshire Police Department is accepting applications for Part-Time Police Officers. Applicants must meet the basic minimum certification requirements set by the NH Police Standards & Training Council. Please refer to our website at www.newtonnhpd.com for further information on the police officer hiring process, obligations, duties and responsibilities and requisite skills. Applicat...
The Hollis Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer with a deadline for submission of March 31, 2015. Minimum qualifications include: United States citizen, high school diploma or equivalent, must be 21 years of age and the ability to pass a written, physical agility, and assessment test in addition to an extensive background check. Starting sala...
POLICE OFFICER University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Visit www.greensburg.pitt.edu/jobs & click "employment opportunities" apply in PittSource pos. #0132319 EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled...
Company Confidential BOSTON, MA, 02210
POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division www.mass.gov/civilservice Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Application Deadline March 13, 2015* *Please note there will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015. Apply online at www.mass.gov/civilservice. You m...
POLICE OFFICER Avonmore Borough is accepting applications for a part- time Act 120 certified Police Officer. Interested parties must submit a letter of interest along with a resume and references to: Avonmore Borough, Attn: Secretary 619 Allegheny Ave. Avonmore, PA 15618...
Company Confidential Columbus, IN, 47201
POLICE OFFICERS The City of Columbus is seeking motivated individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. We provide an exciting career opportunity and excellent benefits. Go to: www.columbus.in.gov/ police for further information. Accepting applications March 7- April 17 Applications are available at: City Hall Personnel Department 123 Washington St. Columbus, IN 47201 or download an appl...
About WakeMed WakeMed Health & Hospitals, located in Raleigh, North Carolina is an 870+ bed private, not-for-profit network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers and outpatient facilities, representing the largest health system in greater Raleigh, North Carolina. Our system includes over 7,600 nurses, technologists, medical support staff, and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians who repres...
The City of Americus has the following positions available. • CITY MANAGER • CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS • POLICE OFFICERS • REVENUE COLLECTOR Please visit our city website at www.americusga.gov to apply....
POLICE OFFICER The Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applications may be obtained at the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department, 129 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Jersey Shore, PA,17740. Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. All completed applications must be submitted to the Police Department office by 3:00 pm. March...

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