Definition Must have specific personality traits with competitive academic skills. Highest rate of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. This job does many things around the community. This job offers the opportunity to specialize in things.
Work Environment Full-time scheduling with overtime. Junior officers work holidays, nights, and weekends. May as security. Usually working in and around the community.
Education Need high school diploma, college or higher degree. Other training for 3 months. Academy must be state approved.
Colleges Kirkwood Community College: Associates in Criminal Justice. Cost: approx. $128 per credit hour. Globe University: Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. 36 month program. Cost: $78,300 for all 36 months.
Salary, Benefits, and Opportunities annual wage=$55,000. Range of $32k - $89k. Detectives wages=$50k - $70k. May retire at an earlier age than most careers. Overtime options with an opportunity for promotion after 6 months.
Qualifications-19.3 sit and reach-32 Sit ups-15 push ups-15:26, 1.5 mile run
Sources Education Portal Globe University Iowa State University Kirkwood Community College Law Enforcement Academy Occupational Outlook Handbook