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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order and protect lives and property by enforcing laws.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$41.67 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  7.2%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
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Job Title Examples:

Public Safety Officer
State Trooper
Police Officer

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