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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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31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612065 Job Views : 888 Location: WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina, United States ZIP Code: 29170 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support batt...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 611933 Job Views : 919 Location: MILLINGTON, Tennessee, United States ZIP Code: 38053 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield ...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612348 Job Views : 728 Location: SAINT CLAIR, Missouri, United States ZIP Code: 63077 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield ...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612779 Job Views : 824 Location: MARTINSBURG, West Virginia, United States ZIP Code: 25401 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlef...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612554 Job Views : 736 Location: FAIRBANKS, Alaska, United States ZIP Code: 99701 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield oper...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612138 Job Views : 678 Location: PINEVILLE, Louisiana, United States ZIP Code: 71360 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield o...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 611996 Job Views : 1054 Location: KENNESAW, Georgia, United States ZIP Code: 30144 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield ope...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612136 Job Views : 695 Location: LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, United States ZIP Code: 70605 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefiel...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612482 Job Views : 859 Location: MERRILL, Wisconsin, United States ZIP Code: 54452 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield ope...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612413 Job Views : 739 Location: FARGO, North Dakota, United States ZIP Code: 58102 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield op...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612687 Job Views : 746 Location: WARREN, Rhode Island, United States ZIP Code: 02885 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield o...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612616 Job Views : 771 Location: TAUNTON, Massachusetts, United States ZIP Code: 02780 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612773 Job Views : 789 Location: CHEBOYGAN, Michigan, United States ZIP Code: 49721 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield op...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612411 Job Views : 753 Location: MILTON FREEWATER, Oregon, United States ZIP Code: 97862 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefie...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612058 Job Views : 692 Location: BOLIVAR, Tennessee, United States ZIP Code: 38008 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield ope...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612769 Job Views : 773 Location: TOPEKA, Kansas, United States ZIP Code: 66619 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield operati...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 611937 Job Views : 738 Location: RIPLEY, Tennessee, United States ZIP Code: 38063 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield oper...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612828 Job Views : 877 Location: ROCKY MOUNT, North Carolina, United States ZIP Code: 27803 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battle...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 611858 Job Views : 999 Location: CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, United States ZIP Code: 44023 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield op...
31B Military Police - Police Officer Job ID : 612344 Job Views : 893 Location: TUCSON, Arizona, United States ZIP Code: 85706 Job Category: Military Police Posted: 12.15.2014 Job Description Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield operat...

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Police Officer

Salaries

$31,200.00 - $88,080.00
Typical Salary for Police Officer
(530 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
35.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.2%
Associates
14.7%
Master's
10.1%
Certification
4.6%
High School
3.7%
(347 Respondents)
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