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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

On the Job


Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers maintain order by enforcing laws and ordinances. They perform a variety of duties, including directing traffic, investigating accidents, making arrests, or working in courts.

Physical Demands   

This career requires physical strength and good hearing.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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