Law Enforcement

Career Overview

Career Overview

$53,260
average salary
800,000
officers nation wide
13-19
weeks on average of training
List item iconRespond to emergency situations.
List item iconServe the community.
List item iconWork together with a team of local, state, and federal officers.
List item iconPotential to work on a special tactics team.
List item iconLearn to drive an vehicle in an emergency situation.
List item iconKeep detailed records of accidents or emergencies.

What It Takes

Many veterans are well-positioned to excel as a law enforcement officer. Most of the skills and attributes you develop in the military translate to these fast-paced jobs, and they’re a natural fit for people who want to stay on their toes—and stand up for those who need it most. 

A Desire to Help

If you’re good at looking out for others and always have a desire to help, law enforcement might be a great fit.

Situational Awareness

This is a career where you can’t afford to make mistakes. That means making accurate, rapid assessments.

Technical Accuracy

Being detail-oriented and able to follow strict procedures—is important for law enforcement officers at any level. 

First Aid Proficiency

While not necessary, a basic knowledge of first aid is a great starting point for this career.  

Problem-Solving Skills

The ability to quickly assess a situation and act accordingly can be the difference between life or death. 

Excellent Fitness

Law enforcement officers are often on their feet and need to be able to lift heavy objects, including people.  

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Obtain high school diploma or GED
Step 2
Gain entrance to and graduate from academy
Step 3
Complete probationary period learning the job
Step 4
Move to specialty potions-K9 unit, SWAT, detective
Step 5
Lead and supervise other officers as a Sergeant
Step 6
Earn middle to high command ranks leading to Chief

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