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Police Patrol Officers

Job Information

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.


  • Police work can be dangerous and stressful.
  • Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree or higher.
  • Job opportunities in most local police departments will be favorable for qualified individuals, while competition is expected for jobs in State and Federal agencies.
  • Bilingual applicants with college training in police science or with military police experience will have the best opportunities.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $54,230/yr ($27.12/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma