Police Officer

Cassie Huber

Desription of the job

Police officers work in communities, they serve to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, and reduce the fear of crime. They use a wide range of technology to protect individuals. They also identify the perpetrators of what ever crime took place.

Dangers of the job

The dangers of being a police officer is assults, accidents, and get killed or severely wounded.

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Education

Each angency will have their own educational requirements. Some agencies will just require some college coursework or a college degree. Many agencies encourage their officers to take law enforcement-realated college courses throughout their careers. Earning an associate degree in criminal justice will usually allow you to meet educational requirements and provide you with the knowledge of the law, criminal justice system, criminal behavior, and more,  will benefit you in this career.

Salary

The average salary for a police officer is $53,540 a year. However, what you earn will depend the agency you work for, location, preformance, and the amout of experience.

Universities

The Kaplan University and the University of the Southwest are just two of the colleges that you could attend to become a police officer.