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Common questions about being a Police Officer

Is a police officer considered an in-demand profession?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for police officers and detectives will grow by 5% from 2018 to 2028. That growth is due to the increased need for public safety.

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Do police officers make good money?

How much a police officer makes will vary greatly depending on their location and cost of living in that location. Most police officers make above the average salary in their location, allowing them and their families to live comfortably.

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What qualifications do I need to be a police officer?

To become a police officer you will need to graduate high school or get a GED, get a bachelor's degree (optional) and graduate from the police academy. Each state or city may have additional requirements.

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