A Career as a police officer.

Working as a police officer is a very exciting but dangerous job, requiring a special type of person. The job of a police officer is to protect the peace, life and property. It is also the police officer's job to encourage community watch programs to make community life better, and make them safer for children and the elderly. It is also a police officer's job to apprehend criminals who break the law and endanger communities. Working as a police officer, you are assigned to a specific area to patrol which in some places is called your beat. Police officers patrol their beat either on foot or in a police vehicle.

Another job that you can have when working as a police officer is being in corrections. Correction police officers work inside the prison and maintain the peace between the inmates. It is also a correction police officer's job to keep the prisoners from escaping. This also can be a very exciting part of the job.

After working as a police officer for a while you can try to get promoted to another rank such as a detective. This position requires more analyzing and crime solving skills. It is also their job to interview and interrogate suspects and witnesses, and gather clues to solve a crime. When working as a police officer you will also have to be able to detour and direct traffic at construction sites, crime scenes, and roads where the traffic lights have failed, respond to disturbances search suspects for drugs, and work with the fire department and ambulance workers at natural disasters.

Working as a police officer is a job with a great future because after gaining experience, you can specialize in specific areas such as the mounted unit which rides horses, the K-9 unit which works with police dogs, or the air unit which uses helicopters to search for missing people. All of those mentioned areas are very exciting areas of police work. Working as a police officer means that you work shifts that can include nights and public holidays.

To start training to work as a police officer you first need college credits. The training to become a police officer starts with a physical and mental test. If you pass these tests, you will be able to enter the police training academy. Here you will learn the fundamentals of working as a police officer. In the training academy you also will be required to take a course on the use of firearms. When training to become a police officer and when working as a police officer, it is important to always be physically fit. Some qualities good to have when working as a police officer is the ability to remain calm in any situation, to be an honest person, and to be mentally tough as well as physically tough. Employment opportunities for working as a police officer are always available. To find out about employment opportunities in your area it, is a good idea to visit your local police station.

Also, in some places they give out a 'top cop' award. Working as a police officer is a job that requires great discipline and someone who wants to promote the prevention of crime. If you think that you are interested in working as a police officer but aren't sure you can contact your local police station and ask if you could ride with a police officer for the day and see what the job is really like.

When working as a police officer, it is important to keep in mind that is a dangerous line of work and that police officers endanger their lives every day in situations such as car chases.

Police officers make a good salary and have health benefits and a pension. Upon retiring from the force you get to keep the health benefits, and start receiving your pension. To become a police officer, you have to be at least 21 years of age, and you also have to be in good medical health. Working as a police officer is a great opportunity and honor. If you have the energy and are physically and mentally fit, working as a police officer might be the job for you. When a police officer does an outstanding job on as assignment or saves a life they may be awarded a medal which is a great honor. If you think you have what it takes, working as a police officer is a job worth considering.