Congratulations on your decision in wanting to become part of the nation’s law enforcement police team!
You are about to start a career that is in high demand. The chances of you landing a job as a police officer or a career in law enforcement is very high and is expected to grow.
The average salary for a police officer is about $52,000, the middle 50 percentile earned between $39,000 and $65,000. The lowest 10 percentile earned $31,000 and the highest ten percentile earned more than $80,000. With overtime and being active on duty during large events, the highest percentile has been over $110,000.
The career you choose is both challenging and rewarding with great pay and benefits. There are over 17,000 local police departments with 70 major federal law enforcement agencies and will continue to grow in the future.
Please choose a state below that best fits your needs for law enforcement training, education, and certification requirements. Becoming a police officer has requirements which vary from state to state.
The job outlook for police officers such as Federal Law Enforcement Officers, Police and Detectives, Local Law Enforcement Officers is expected to grow faster than average employment growth. The job growth for police officer jobs and careers is expected to increase 10% within the next decade. What are the reasons for this?
- Increased population in the United States of America requires additional officers to protect and serve their communities.
- Threats from Terrorism and alert has risen since September 11 attacks requires the United States government to put more emphasis on law enforcement and securing our homeland.
- Drug smuggling and illegal immigration to the United States of America has increased dramatically within the last decade and will continue to rise. This is where you come in. You can serve your country, be active and on duty and protect your homeland from violence and crime.
Landing a job as a law enforcement officer depends on if you meet the qualifications, certifications and educational requirements which range from a high school diploma to a college degree.