Charged with the responsibility of preventing and solving crimes, police
officers often find themselves in dangerous situations dealing with dangerous
Since criminals typically don't work 9 to 5, police officers work long,
irregular hours in unpredictable and unique situations ranging from domestic
disturbances to hostage situations.
This is an ideal job for those with a sense of adventure and a desire to see
Police officers typically have at least an associate's degree in criminal
justice, but many cities and towns offer additional pay for advanced degrees.
All officers must pass their academy training as well.
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