Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers


Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$26.57 hourly, $55,270 annual.
Employment (2008):
632,000 employees