Life as a police officer might be a little less glorious than it is on CSI. An intense job, you can be doing a range of things as an officer, living a life of variety and public service. Click below to find out about your potential future in a police uniform.
Average Salary for an Officer: $1,572 /Month
Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month
Average Working Hours (Weekly) for an Officer: 40+
Average Working Hours (Weekly) Overall: 48
Important School Subjects:
- PE (Physical Education)
- Someone who likes challenges?
- Someone who likes physical training?
- A good communicator?
- Someone who stays calm in dangerous situations?
What you need to do:
- Graduate from high school
- (Optional) Go to college and get a degree (Bachelors) in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Law, Sociology or similar
- Go to police academy, learn the police protocol, responses, rules, procedures and train to get in good enough shape at the academy
- Become a full officer, gaining experience as you become a more senior officer over time
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