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  The median expected salary for a typical Police Patrol Officer in the United States is $49,991. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.
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   Police Patrol Officer 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $41,651 $49,991 $58,980
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Job Description
Police Patrol Officer
Responsible for patrolling an assigned area to prevent and discover crime and to enforce regulations. Duties may include: conducting investigations, making arrests, and testifying in court; responding to calls and taking necessary action at the scene of crime or disturbance; completing reports/forms and routine paperwork. Usually requires a minimum of associate's degree in criminal justice and/or additional certifications and at least 12 to 18 months of law enforcement experience. Works under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.
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