Police patrol officers protect lives by enforcing laws, issuing citations and arresting offenders. They patrol on foot, bicycle, horseback and in vehicles. Click "play" to watch police patrol officers video.
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First-line supervisors of police and detectives are responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of police force members. Click "play" to watch police supervisors career video.
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Private detectives and investigators collect and analyze facts to assist individuals and businesses seeking legal, financial or personal information.
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Customs inspectors check goods and merchandise arriving in the United States from other countries to ensure there are no violations of customs laws and regulations.
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Detectives and criminal investigators work for police departments, collecting evidence and gathering facts in support of criminal cases.
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Emergency management specialists develop and implement emergency plans that assist and protect citizens. They coordinate crisis management services and disaster response from many different agencies.
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Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs are law enforcement officials who work at the county level, performing duties similar to those of local police chiefs.
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Explore Top Criminal Justice Careers
Careers in criminal justice include corrections, customs, forensics, police work and public safety. The vast majority of opportunities in this field involve working for the government, so jobs are generally secure and benefits are good. Police officer, corrections officer, customs officer and similar criminal justice careers typically require a certificate from a vocational school or an associate’s degree from a community college. Forensic specialists and detectives usually earn bachelor’s degrees. A graduate degree is only necessary if you want to rise to top positions (such as chief of police) or teach criminal justice courses at the university level.