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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order and protect lives and property by enforcing laws.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$34.84 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Average
Growth rate:  7.6%    Read more about outlook

Education:

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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