Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$53,023
Local Jobs
1,410
Regional Salary
$55,011
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

$53,023

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

$55,011

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
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 25 Some Yes

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

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

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

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

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

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

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

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

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

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

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
lbowman-bowen@coastalbend.edu
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
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