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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. 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.

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Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $52k
  • Median Income Salary$76k
  • Upper Income Salary $103k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • CRJ LAW ENFO TRAINING ACA-AAS
    • Criminal Justice
    • Law Enforcement-AAS
    • Police Officer Standards III
    • CRJ Law Enforcement Academy
    • Criminal Justice BA
    • Police Officer Standards & T I

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 26

    Associate's Degree

  • 25

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 119

    Certificate Of Less Than One Year