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POLICE OFFICER & DETECTIVE: Importance of Computers & Technology

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Brian is a Police Officer & Detective serving the San Francisco District. Brian describes the educational path that he took and how important technology would be in today's time.

School: San Jose State University
Job Title: Police Officer & Detective
Employer: San Francisco Police Department

Job Summary: Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Job Description

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers protect lives and property. They maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. They perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills, Empathy, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
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