My Dream Job
By Madison Jones
Is it a growing career?
Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Continued interest for public safety will lead to new openings for officers however, jobs may be competitive, depending on location.
Police officers are more likely to become injured or ill while at work than people employed in most other industries. Many officers incur injuries while attempting to arrest suspected criminals. Some officers develop mental health issues as a result of working long hours in stressful conditions.
Age, Education, Experience, Competencies, Physical Requirements, Background Information,Desired Qualifications.
Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice protects the lives and property of those under his or her jurisdiction, as well as help keep the public safe Another option may be to specialize in a specific area, such as working with a patrol harbor or being a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
What degree or training is needed?
High School Degree, General College Coursework, Two-year College Degree,
Four-year College Degree, Police Academy, Pass Background Checks and Physical Exams,
There are more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. About 12 percent of those are female.