First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

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    Or, as a desk officer, supervising the receipt and processing of calls for service, information and police reports, and the dispatching of police units, maintaining building security and the ...

  • Police Records Specialist - City of Laguna Beach - San Francisco, CA

    The Police Records Specialist, under the general direction of the Support Services Supervisor , performs a variety of confidential clerical and customer service tasks of average difficulty in support ...

  • Police Dispatcher - City of WIlliams - Williams, AZ

    Communications Supervisor /Chief of Police FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Days/Hours Worked: Varying shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays required. Salary: DOE Benefits: Employee paid life ...

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What They Do

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.


  • 2020 employment: 125,800
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $99,330

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 8,500
  • Growth rate: 7 percent (As fast as average)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: Less than 5 years
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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