Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Career

Job Description: Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.


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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$62,760

Median Hourly Wage

$30.17*

Total Employed Nationally

657,690


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.