Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Police Officer is $54,478
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Officers?
An entry-level Police Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,774 based on 121 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,241 based on 423 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Police Officers Do?
A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders …Read more
- Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
- Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
- Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
- Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.