Occupation Profile for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

 
 
 

 
 
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$47,460.00 Median Annual Wage 24,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
0.7 Average Unemployment Percentage 15.5 Percentage That Completed High School
648,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 51.7 Percentage That Had Some College
719,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 32.8 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
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