Law Enforcement Officer

Code: 33-3051.00

Also known as: Deputy, Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff (Generalist)-Bailiff, Law Enforcement Officer, Patrol Officer, Peace Officer, Police Officer, Police Patrol Officer, Public Safety Officer, State Trooper

Description: When lives are at risk or property has been damaged or stolen, the public turns to its Law Enforcement Officers as their first line of defense. Law Enforcement Officers are city workers that protect lives and property. Some work in investigation units, where they research crimes and collect evidence and other noteworthy information. Law Enforcement Officers generally have at least a high school degree and pass a written test. After completing coursework at the agency's academy, they will complete a probation period of on-the-job training before becoming a full-time officer.

Law Enforcement Officer

Typical wages

10% $38,420
25% $48,950
Median $65,540
75% $86,880
90% $109,040
10% $18.47
25% $23.54
Median $31.51
75% $41.77
90% $52.42

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 51,000