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Career and Education Opportunities for Policemen

In general, policemen patrol assigned areas to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, and arrest violators.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Policeman career.

STATES WITH Policeman OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Police and Security

JOB DESCRIPTION: Policeman

Policeman video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Policemen record facts to ready reports that document incidents and efforts. They also identify and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts. Equally important, policemen have to track and investigate suspicious persons and situations and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area. They are often called upon to provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people, and promoting good community relations. They are expected to testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases. Finally, policemen relay complaint and emergency-request data to appropriate agency dispatchers.

Every day, policemen are expected to be able to respond quickly in general. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.