A career in police is something that many people dream of because of the pride that it bring with itself. The career not only helps you to make a name for yourself but also presents an excellent opportunity to serve the nation and safeguards its people. Because of all this, career as a police officer has been attracting attention of lots of passionate youngsters.
To make a career in police on needs to be highly disciplined and know how to deal with tricky situations. You must realize that your primary job is to take care of the fact that law is being followed properly and all the regulations are in place. But at the same time, though you have authority and power in hand, you must not over use it or make wrong use of the same. As a police officer, you have many things that you are required to do but as far a typical day into work is concerned, the day will revolve around the following activities:
- Have the desire to help people and keep them safe
- Know about law and order
- Arresting and interviewing the suspects
- Obtaining warrants
- Securing crime scenes to prevent contamination
- Writing detailed reports about incidents
- Testifying in court if required.
There are other duties too like responding to emergency calls, normal law guarding, providing for special security work etc… Depending upon your training and the current post you are working at, you can go up the ladder and improve your rank.
The salary of a police officer depends upon the rank that you are working at but the annual starting salary for a new person is around $42,000. However the annual salary of a person working at a senior post can be around $80,000 with an annual average of $56,000.
Education and training
To become a police officer the first thing that you need to understand that there is a lot of competition and hence you need to work very hard. There are many courses that you can do that will prepare you for the Police Entrance Exam. These courses help you in making you sharp at skills regarding spellings, English, mathematics, and written communication as well. You will also be able to hone your skills in debating abilities which is a very integral part of this job. These courses generally run for few weeks and can be taken up easily with your current job. In addition to this you also need to focus on building your physique and a good overall personality as well.
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