How much does a Police Officer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage foraPolice Officer in the United States is $28 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $26 and $31. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Police Officer

Department of Defense - Arlington, VA

Campus Police Officer

Virginia Community College System - Augusta County, VA

Police Officer (Certified)

City of Charlottesville - Charlottesville, VA

Police 1st Sergeant

Virginia Community College System - Fredericksburg, VA

Job Description

The Police Officer is responsible for responding to calls, taking necessary action at the scene of crime or disturbance, conducting investigations, making arrests, testifying in court, and completing reports/forms and routine paperwork. Responsible for patrolling an assigned area to prevent and discover crime and to enforce regulations. Being a Police Officer typically reports to a Police Sergeant. Requires an associate's degree in criminal justice and/or additional certifications and at least 12 to 18 months of law enforcement experience. Working as a Police Officer typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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