Becoming a Police Officer

By: Chris Ramp

Police Officers

Why are police officers so important is a question many people ponder. Police officers are one of the most important people to keep society safe and running smooth and sound. They uphold the law by reprimanding those who break the law. An example of a day in the life of a police officer would be to pull over those who speed, have head/tail lights out, and respond to emergency situations. Once in a while, police respond to crime scenes and bring justice to felons. Overall, police officers are pillars to a safe and successful community and society.

About Me

I am currently a freshman in high school and plan on attending Western Illinois University and obtaining an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement. I then plan on going to police academy and later becoming a police officer. The average wage of a police officer in 2014 in the U.S. was $58,213.