Serve your Community


The salary of a police officer ranges. The salary is $75,720. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual income in the U.S. to be $75,720 in 2011, or $36.41 an hour. But Detectives in the top 10 percent of the income scale earned more than $122,290 a year, while those in the bottom 10 percent made less than $39,660.

Perks of being a Detective

  • The work would be interesting
  • Intellectually stimulating
  • Detectives cannot be laid off
  • Discounts to theme parks and concerts in and outside your area
  • you get dental and health insurance for you and your family
  • keeps you very active with the community you life in

Education required

  • They begin their careers as Police Officers
  • GED or High School Diploma for some positions
  • Some agencies require a degree in a criminal justice related field.

Where i would work

I would work in the homicide unit because it is the best and you get to use your brain to solve murders.

Typical day

  • There is never a typical workday for a homicide detective. You work what's called a 9/17 shift, which means that you work nine-hour days, nine out of 10 weekdays, with weekends off. You are always on call.