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
5,054 5,308 254 5.02% 51 396 447 $47.94 $99,706 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 (3rd Quarter 2021)