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2021 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Salary Guide

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. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Salary 2021

Salary

$65.5K

Growth

6%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $38,420 $48,950 $65,540 $86,880 $109,040
Hourly Wage $18.47 $23.54 $31.51 $41.77 $52.42

How Much Do Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$38,420
$48,950
$65,540
$86,880
$109,040
Hourly Wage
$18.47
$23.54
$31.51
$41.77
$52.42

What Do Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Do?

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. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.

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

  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
  • Maintain public order or security.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Record crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
  • Determine operational procedures.
  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes.
  • Direct law enforcement activities.
  • Direct vehicle traffic.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Serve court ordered documents.
  • Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
  • Detain suspects or witnesses.
  • Guard facilities.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 688,400 727,400 6% 51,000

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
688,400
727,400
6%
51,000

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Schooling & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abraham Lincoln University Criminalistics and Criminal Science Glendale, CA Less than one year: 0
Academia Serrant Inc Criminal Justice/Police Science Ponce, PR At least one but less than two years: 2
Less than one year: 22
Adirondack Community College Criminal Justice/Police Science Queensbury, NY 2 years: 27
Adrian College Criminal Justice/Police Science Adrian, MI 4 years: 0
Advanced Training Associates Criminal Justice/Police Science El Cajon, CA Less than one year: 5
Aims Community College Criminal Justice/Police Science Greeley, CO 2 years: 3
At least one but less than two years: 21
Alabama State University Criminalistics and Criminal Science Montgomery, AL 4 years: 7
Alexandria Technical & Community College Criminal Justice/Police Science Alexandria, MN 2 years: 79
At least one but less than two years: 13
Less than one year: 112
Allan Hancock College Criminal Justice/Police Science Santa Maria, CA 2 years: 88
Allegany College of Maryland Criminal Justice/Police Science Cumberland, MD 2 years: 13
At least one but less than two years: 1

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Glendale, CA
Less than one year: 0
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Ponce, PR
At least one but less than two years: 2
Less than one year: 22
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Queensbury, NY
2 years: 27
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Adrian, MI
4 years: 0
Criminal Justice/Police Science
El Cajon, CA
Less than one year: 5
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Greeley, CO
2 years: 3
At least one but less than two years: 21
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Montgomery, AL
4 years: 7
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Alexandria, MN
2 years: 79
At least one but less than two years: 13
Less than one year: 112
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Santa Maria, CA
2 years: 88
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Cumberland, MD
2 years: 13
At least one but less than two years: 1

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Armed Protective Security Officer KY HANA INDUSTRIES COVINGTON, Kentucky 09/28/2021 No
BORDER PATROL AGENT (INTELLIGENCE) Customs and Border Protection Baton Rouge, Louisiana 09/27/2021 No
BORDER PATROL AGENT (INTELLIGENCE) Customs and Border Protection Grand Forks, North Dakota 09/27/2021 No
CORRECTIONS DEPUTY - Sheriff's Office Salt Lake County SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 09/27/2021 No
CORRECTIONS DEPUTY UNDER AGE 21 - Sheriff's Office Salt Lake County SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 09/27/2021 No
IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER Citizenship and Immigration Services San Diego, California 09/27/2021 No
IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER Citizenship and Immigration Services Minneapolis, Minnesota 09/27/2021 No
IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER Citizenship and Immigration Services Lawrence, Massachusetts 09/27/2021 No
IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER Citizenship and Immigration Services San Bernardino, California 09/27/2021 No
IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER Citizenship and Immigration Services Charleston, South Carolina 09/27/2021 No

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
HANA INDUSTRIES
COVINGTON, Kentucky
09/28/2021
No
Customs and Border Protection
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
09/27/2021
No
Customs and Border Protection
Grand Forks, North Dakota
09/27/2021
No
Salt Lake County
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
09/27/2021
No
Salt Lake County
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
09/27/2021
No
Citizenship and Immigration Services
San Diego, California
09/27/2021
No
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Minneapolis, Minnesota
09/27/2021
No
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Lawrence, Massachusetts
09/27/2021
No
Citizenship and Immigration Services
San Bernardino, California
09/27/2021
No
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Charleston, South Carolina
09/27/2021
No

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Salary Guide 2021

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