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.
Police officers and detectives are constantly faced with situations where they need to think quickly and resolve issues on the spot.
Law enforcement officers must have the ability to work effectively with people in other agencies as well as the general public.
All law enforcement jobs require documenting and handling evidence and filing reports that others rely on as public record.
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