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  1. A Career as a….Police Officer By: Heather Milas

  2. Why a Police Officer? • Good money • Exciting • Close jobs • A lot of jobs in bad economy

  3. What it Takes……. • Qualities To Have • Good Communication Skills • Good Judgment Skills • Being Fair • Requirements • U.S Citizen • No Felony’s • Good Driving History • 25 Years of age (opt.)

  4. Helpful High school Classes • Spanish/Foreign Language • Physical Education • English • Math • Forensic Science

  5. College • Police Academy • Vary by state • Classes • Criminal justice, • Psychology • Forensic science • Foreign language • Accounting, • Computer Science

  6. Duties/Responsibilities • Write Police Reports • Enforce Laws/Regulations • Arrest Criminals • Investigate Disputes • Issue Tickets

  7. -Tools and Equipment- • Gun---------------------------------> • Taser------------> • Handcuffs-------------------------------------> • Bullet Proof Vest---------------> • Baton----------> • Breathalyzer -------------------------------------> 0.08

  8. -Uniform-

  9. Hours • 40 Hours Week (normally) • Bad Hours • Nights • Weekends • Holidays

  10. Salary

  11. Promotions • Promotion 3 Month-6 Years • Chief of Police • Deputy Chief of Police or Deputy Commissioner • Commander • Deputy Inspector • Captain • Lieutenant • Sergeant • Detective or Inspector • Officer

  12. Other Jobs • Other related jobs • Traffic Officer • Patrol Officer • K-9 Unit • Detective • Guard • Prison • Airport

  13. Pros/Cons

  14. Few Fallen • Only one fallen officer • http://www.odmp.org/officer/9557-chief-of-police-john-e-moore

  15. Works Cited Watson, Stephanie. A Career as a Police Officer. New York: The Posen Publishing Group. 2011.Print. “Police Officers.”WISCareers. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System,2012.Web.14 MAY 2012. “Police Officer Ranks.”Police-Officer-Pages. n.p. n.d. Web. 18 May 2012.

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