Police Officer Jobs

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.

RSS

1000+ Police Officer jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 4986
TOWN OF CAMPBELL POLICE CHIEF & POLICE OFFICER The Town of Campbell is seeking qualified candidates for the listed positions. Visit our website: townofcampbell.com or WILENET for requirements, details & deadline. EOE...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Police Officer - University Police Department Job Number: 2015291 Job Description: To provide a visible deterrent against crime within the university community, enforce parking and traffic laws; make initial criminal investigations and reports; identify, apprehend and arrest criminal offenders. Respond to non-criminal incidents on university property to re...
Department of the Air Force Oklahoma City, OK
United States Citizens Multiple Appointment Types Full Time**Tinker Air Force Base** plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work togethe...
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department Dallas, TX
AGENCY INFORMATION:Â Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the mass transit agency for the Dallas metropolitan area. Â The DART Police Department provides police services for the transportation system throughout 13 cities in 6 counties. Â The department has over 360 positions and DART Police officers are vested with all the rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of peace officers in the state ...
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....
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 ENTRY/LATERAL City of Corcoran-EOE $22.76 -$29.05 hourly plus benefits Closing Date: March 25, 2015 www.cityofcorcoran.com (559) 992-2151 ext. 268 or 272...
The Easton Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Applicants must be 21 years of age. Applications with hiring requirements are available at the Easton Police Department, 106 W. Dover St., Easton MD and online at www.town-eastonmd.com/Police/Recruiting.html Contact Mrs. Jessica Plugge at 410-822-1111 for further information. EOE...
POLICE OFFICER About the Job: Under the direct supervision of a Command Officer, Police Officers perform professional police work for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. All new hires will be placed in one of the County Jails on any available shift. In general, Police Officers in the Sheriff’s Office are assigned to the Wayne County Jails, Field Services or Court Services Divisions. Functions inc...
• Police Officer Beginning January 1, 2015, LAPD’s New Starting Salary will be $57,420! LAPD will be hiring over 300 new officers in 2015, so Now is a great opportunity to join the LAPD. If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $57,420 As a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a Police Officer maintain...
• Police Officer Beginning January 1, 2015 LAPD’s New Starting Salary will be $57,420! LAPD will be hiring over 300 new officers in 2015, so Now is a great opportunity to join the LAPD If you're looking for a career, not just a job, LAPD is the place for you ! Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $57,420 As a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a Police Officer maintains o...
Sec/Protective Police Officer The Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer for the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. This is an entry level law enforcement position responsible for airport security matters. Duties include periodic patrols of perimeter fences and gates, enforcement of vehicle parking and tra...
POLICE OFFICERS The Lakeside Police Department is hiring for Seasonal Police Officers. Must be State Certified or certified no later than June 01 of this year. Must pass written, oral, psychological, and medical exams. Call 303-455-1985 x-301. or *****...
POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE OFFICER CALUMET CITY Applications for a Calumet City Police Officer will be available to be picked up at the Office of the City Clerk, 204 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL. Beginning Monday, April 6, 2015. The Clerk's Office hours are as follows: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 is required for each application. Applicants must be 21 years old...
CITY OF FONTANA For information on everything Fontana has to offer, please visit our website at www.fontana.org Join one of the "PREMIER" Public Agencies in the Inland Empire! The City of Fontana has openings for the following positions: *Senior Plans Examiner $5044-$6131/mo. *Community Services Coordinator $3965 - $4822/mo. *Engineering Technician I $4234-$5144/mo. *Landscape Technicia...
CITY OF FONTANAFor information on everything Fontana has to offer, please visit our website at www.fontana.org Join one of the "PREMIER" Public Agencies in the Inland Empire! The City of Fontanahas openings for the following positions:*Senior Plans Examiner $5044-$6131/mo.*Community Services Coordinator$3965 - $4822/mo.*Engineering Technician I $4234-$5144/mo.*Landscape Technician I $4234 - $5144/...
Police Officer The City of Orange City, Iowa, is now accepting applications for a police officer. ILEA certification or two year Police Science preferred. Tests will include physical agility, ILEA Post, MMPI, and background. Must be willing to relocate to Orange City. Competitive wages and benefits package. Job description can be obtained online at: orangecityiowa.com/city/employment-volunteer-opp...
CITY OF MOORHEAD Police Officer The City of Moorhead Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applicants do not need to be MN POST licensed or eligible at the time of testing, but must be licensed or eligible by the date of conditional offer of employment. Written test locations will be held in Moorhead, Alexandria and Cloquet Minnesota. Online applicat...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Popular Police Officer Articles

How to Become a Police Officer Article Rating
Wondering what it takes to get into this demanding job? Here's a guide to the education and training you'll need.
Law Enforcement and Protective Services Jobs Article Rating
Billions of stimulus dollars will help keep police on the streets and shore up the country's security. Learn about jobs in law enforcement and protective services.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2015 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2015.5.0.7-219
eTrustLogo