Law Enforcement & Public Safety
Police Officer is one of the career choices for this career focus.
Police Officers keep people safe and enforce the law. They patrol the community and respond to calls about crimes and accidents.
- Earnings Range: $32,000 – 100,000
Level of Education
- High School
- 2-Year College or Technical Training
- 4-Year College or University
- Patrol areas on foot, motorcycles, bicycles, or in cars
- Respond to calls such as assaults, car accidents, or noisy parties
- Help crime victims and arrest suspects
- Investigate criminal activity by interviewing witnesses and looking for evidence
- May work with special units or task forces
Attributes & Abilities
- Physically fit
- Communication skills
- Good with people
- Good judgment
- Special skills such as fluency in another language or scuba diving expertise are helpful
- Employed by local governments and state or federal police agencies
- Carry firearms
- May wear bulletproof vests and other protective clothing
- The work can be stressful and physically tiring
- Work shifts, including weekends and nights
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High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD
Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
None at this time.
Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification