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.
Median Annual Wage: $56,810
Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Source: O*NET OnLine information for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers.