Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$53,022.85
Local Jobs
1,410
Regional Salary
$57,570.96
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Occupation Profile

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. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$53,022.85

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

1,410

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$57,570.96

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College
Correctional Science

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 25 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Law Enforcement

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
AAS Credit AAS 60 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Fundamentals of Law Enforcement

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 18 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Crime Scene Investigation

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L2 44 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Forensic Science L1

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L2 44 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Forensic Science AAS

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
lbowman-bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE AAS 60 Some Yes
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