Police Officer

Andrew Vernola Period 7/8

Career Details

  • Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who sometimes are called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
  • Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers have one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries and fatalities.
  • Mean full time salary annually= $57,882
  • Mean part time salary annually= $9,483


  • Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree such as associates.
  • Must be U.S citizens, usually 21 years old, and meet physical and personal qualifications.