CareerGPS

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Summary Occupational Forecast Data for Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers
Employment Employment Change Average Annual Job Openings Wage & Training Levels
2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual Training Levels
5,055 5,369 313 6.20% 63 352 414 $47.93 $99,704 High school diploma or equivalent
Description: Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Forecast Data Source: EMSI (2nd Quarter 2021)