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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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CHENEGA SECURITY & PROTECTION SERVICES, LLC Company Job Title: Police Officer I Chenega Job Title: Police Officer I Clearance: Background Check Location: Charleston, SC Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular Prepared Date: 01-22-2015 Approved Date: 01-22-2015 Hourly Rate after training is $16.46 per hour. Summary: The Police Officer I is primari...
SOUTHEASTERN Oklahoma STATE UNIVERSITY (SE) Campus Police Officer- Three Positions Open. Officers are responsible for patrol and other related police functions, as well as safety and security functions. Work is performed in accordance with established SE University Policies and Procedures, SE University Department of Campus Police and Safety Policies and Procedures and directions received orally a...
POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE $48,679-$58,803/yr + xlnt ben. Prior law enf exp is not req'd. Req completion of hs or GED + work exp demonstrating good work habits. For more info attend the Applicant Orientation on Jan 28th from 6-7pm at City of Napa, City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School St in Napa. Apply: 1/22/15-2/01/15 at 11:59 pm PST, EOE www.cityofnapa.org...
FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER The Village of Bellaire is seeking a full-time police officer. Applicants must be OPOTA certified. Position comes with a competitive wage, and benefit package. Applications can be obtained at the Mayor's Office: 3197 Belmont Street Bellaire, OH provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
• 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...
Police Officer Beginning January 1, 2015 LAPD New starting salary is $57,420! LAPD will be hiring over 300 new Officers in in 2015. So NOW is a great opportunity to join LAPD! If you're looking for 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 order, enforces l...
• 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...
• 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...
NOTICE OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER An examination will be administered for Entry-Level Police Officer for the City of McAllen on Friday, February 20, 2015. The exam will be administered at 9:00 a.m. at the McAllen Convention Center located at 701 Convention Center Blvd, Ballroom B, McAllen, Texas. Applicants must: **Meet all minimum requirements and submit a complete...
NOTICE OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER An examination will be administered for Entry-Level Police Officer for the City of McAllen on Friday, February 20, 2015. The exam will be administered at 9:00 a.m. at the McAllen Convention Center located at 701 Convention Center Blvd, Ballroom B, McAllen, Texas. Applicants must: **Meet all minimum requirements and submit a complete...
NOTICE OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER An examination will be administered for Entry-Level Police Officer for the City of McAllen on Friday, February 20, 2015. The exam will be administered at 9:00 a.m. at the McAllen Convention Center located at 701 Convention Center Blvd, Ballroom B, McAllen, Texas. Applicants must: **Meet all minimum requirements and submit a complete...
CITY OF DODGE CITY JOB POSTING POLICE OFFICER Are you looking for an exciting, rewarding and challenging career? Do you want to serve your community? Law enforcement experience is not a requirement for a new recruit! The Dodge City Police Department is looking for committed talent to join our team. Applications are currently being accepted for Police Officer with the City of Dodge City Police D...
ANSWER THE CALL CIVIL SERVICE EXAM FOR POLICE OFFICER Apply online: January 24 - February 7, 2015 www.toledopolice.com Minimum Requirements: * High School Diploma * Applicants must be 20 years of age and no older than 34 years of on or before February 28, 2015 * Must be eligible to work in the United States * Must possess a valid driver's license upon appointment Examination Date: Febru...
THE CHEROKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2 POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS. CURRENT SALARY IS APPROXIMATELY $43,128.00/YEAR. EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE. MINIMUM OF HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT REQUIRED. FOR APPLICATIONS CONTACT THE CHEROKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT BY MAIL AT 239 W MAPLE STREET, CHEROKEE IOWA 51012, OR BY PHONE #712-225-6464. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH FEB...
Posting/Position Details: All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful application submission applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off. The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting becomes unavailable for application as of 12:00am. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings without notice as ...
Professional Part time POLICE OFFICER Palo Alto Borough 21 years of age. High School diploma or GED equivalent. PA Act 120 Certification. Call 570-573-3367 for appointment to pick up an application. Deadline to return completed application is FEBRUARY 6. 2015 BOROUGH ADDRESS 142 E. Bacon Street Palo Alto, PA 17901 Listing provided by: The Republican Herald, Pottsville, PA Times-Shamroc...
POLICE OFFICERS The Glendale Police Department is hiring police officers! This vibrant, growing urban community is looking for individuals with the character, competence, and cooperation to protect the rights of our citizens, serve our community, and help us succeed. Glendale is an entertainment oasis, with nightclubs, world-class shopping, and an international destination for sports enthusiasts....
The Brush Police Department, EOE, is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Must be CO POST certified or have successfully passed the CO POST exam. We are looking for motivated individuals who will enjoy working in a department which uses community policing strategies. Starting wage is $39,200 with excellent benefits which include a defined pension program through FPPA. We welc...
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH MONSTER! Accepting Online Applications Only: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm Applications received during this application period will be considered for a Sept 2015 hire date. Performs a variety of law enforcement duties; first responder to incidents; serves as direct link between the department and the public; responds to, and investigates, inci...
Morehead State University is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. MSU continues to be much more as it strives toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University aspire to be the best public regional universit...

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$31,200.00 - $88,080.00
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Bachelor's
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Some College Coursework Completed
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Master's
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Certification
4.6%
High School
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