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8 Fastest Growing Law Enforcement Careers

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Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers


9% Projected Job Increase
57,300 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

While competition will continue to be fierce for patrol officers, well prepared candidates who meet the psychological, personal, and physical qualifications will be able to take advantage of the projected 9% growth in the field.

Specialized Degrees

There will be more competition for jobs in Federal and State law enforcement agencies than for jobs in local agencies. Although not always required, a degree in law enforcement can greatly improve a candidate’s resume.

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