Police Officer

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Do you want to serve and protect your community?

Consider becoming a POLICE OFFICER.

What is it?

Police Officers usually work for their local city or county police department, and swear an oath to protect and serve the citizens within their community. Police departments have a wide-range of responsibilities, including maintaining public order, assisting during traffic accidents, investigating crime, and keeping local residents safe. Police officers train at a police academy and must pass a rigorous exam.

What will I do?

Police Officers first and foremost keep their local community safe, many times pro-actively preventing crimes and danger before if happens. They patrol their city area enforcing the law, usually relating to traffic violations and municipal regulations. Sometimes they might detain and arrest individuals breaking a law. Detectives and crime-scene investigators collect and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, and help solve crimes.

 

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Crime-scene Investigator
  • Detective
  • Firefighter
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Security Guard

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Strong character and integrity
  • Sense of community
  • Courage
  • Time flexibility
  • Compassion
  • Physical strength

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Police Officer

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

High School

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Law Enforcement program. You can also register for the Law Enforcement programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Criminal Justice programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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