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The Statistics Speak For Themselves

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that employment opportunities for police officers and detectives are projected to grow 5% between 2019 and 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

CareerExplorer forecasts that the U.S. will need 47,700 additional police officers during the next 10 years–an increase by 7%.

A study conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) shows that 8.5% of police officers are eligible for retirement and another 15.5 % will become eligible within five years.

Top Skills & Abilities to Look For in Police Officers and Detectives

Problem Solving

Police officers and detectives are constantly faced with situations where they need to think quickly and resolve issues on the spot.

Verbal and Written Communication

Law enforcement officers must have the ability to work effectively with people in other agencies as well as the general public.

Administrative Management

All law enforcement jobs require documenting and handling evidence and filing reports that others rely on as public record.

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Police Officer and Law Enforcement Tests You Should Use

Standard Job-Based Tests: Includes Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Manager, 911 Emergency Dispatcher, Safety Coordinator, and more.

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