Police Patrol Officer

Starting Salary

$38,529
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$52,847
NC Triangle area
32
% Bachelor's degree
30
% Some college, no degree

Job Outlook

+4%
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

432
NC Triangle area
Laws implement order and structure, and police patrol officers work to make sure that remains the case. This involves responding to emergencies, identifying and arresting suspects, investigating traffic accidents, and testifying in court to either present evidence or act as a witness.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Durham Tech exposes participants to the skills they’ll need to pass the Basic Training Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination, which is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, and the Justice Officers Basic Training Certification Examination, which is mandated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.

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