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The average pay for a Police Officer is C$32.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer is C$75,123 per year.

MEDIAN $75,924
$80,281 - $93,365
MEDIAN: $82,984

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Job Description for Police Officer

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 and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)

Police Officer Tasks

  • 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.

Police Officer Job Listings

City of Glendale Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Police Officer in Lithia Springs:
"Lessons learned."
Learn the policies and procedures. Follow them and stay safe while performing your duties.

Police Officer in Las Cruces:
"Different every day."
Pros: Helping people, flexibility, decent pay and benefits.
Cons: Politics within the department, non consistent hours.

Police Officer in New York:
Pros: The Half Pay After 20 Years Of Service.Medical, Dental Benefits And Unlimited Sick.
Cons: High Stress Levels. Shortens Life Span.High Risk Job.

Police Officer in Kennesaw:
"Status quo."
There aren't enough people who are go getters and wish to push things forward for the better.

Police Officer in Portland:
"Being A Police Officer Is The Best Job In The World."
Pros: Working with great, motivated people. Fast-paced, exciting career. Diverse work days, every day.
Cons: Unnecessary calls for service.

Police Officer in Clayton:
Use the job as a stepping stone to get into a federal job.

Police Officer in Oak Grove:
"Good Cop, Bad Cop."
Pros: Contrary to what I answered earlier, I actually really love my profession as a police officer. I however strongly dislike my employer, since I have been with my unit, they seem to enjoy adding misery and stress to our already stressful environment, and that makes me very dissatisfied with the way a military police company chain of command is supposed to work.

Key Stats for Police Officer

10-19 years
20 years or more

Years of Experience

10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
no benefits