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Law Enforcement Officer

Average Salary: $46,060

Education Training: High School Diploma or Equivalent/On-the-job training

Major Industry: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Related Occupations: Correctional Officer and Jailer, Police Detective; Criminal Investigator and Special Agent, Sheriff

2012 Employment: 10,948

2022 Projections: 11,610

Annual Growth: 6.05%

Annual Change: 409

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

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Meet Chris
Law Enforcement Officer

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi

What Lead You to Your Current Job: I previously worked as a correctional officer and probation officer. I learned to work with other law enforcement and social service agencies. I always desired a career in law enforcement.

Job Duties: My primary duties are to assist the public, assist other agencies and administer traffic enforcement. I look for criminal activity, serve warrants and stop intoxicated drivers. I also respond to crashes and work criminal cases.

What I Like About My Job: I get to initiate my own work. I like helping stranded motorists or crash victims and I enjoy when children want to say hello. I like educating the public and speaking to students.

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