What kind of work will you do if you become a police officer?
There are many answers to that question. Today, police officers do a lot more than ticket cars and patrol the streets.
Here are only a few of the many services that police officers provide today . . .
- Develop educational programs about crime prevention for schools.
- Council parents and their children on Internet safety.
- Intervene in situations that impact traffic and public safety, such as fallen trees, improperly parked cars, and floods.
- Safeguard citizens when crimes, domestic disputes and other dangerous events take place.
- Help local merchants take steps to protect their businesses from crime.
- Provide security and safety support at community events such as concerts, graduation ceremonies, and sporting events.
- Investigate fraud and other white collar crimes.
- Support first aid squads, fire departments, and other community safety-providers when needed.
- Assist and counsel victims of crime.
Is a Career as a Police Officer a Good Choice for You?
If those opportunities to help people appeal to you, it might be a good idea to consider training for a career in criminal justice. An online course offers an effective way to find out whether it might be a good career choice for you. One course suggestion . . .
Introduction to Criminal Justice - Before you take the big step of enrolling in a full-time degree program in criminal justice, consider taking this StraighterLine course to get a taste of what your future could hold if you become a police officer.
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