Police and law enforcement officers are responsible for keeping the peace. They pursue and apprehend individuals who break the law, enforce traffic laws, arrest suspected criminals, resolve community issues, respond to emergencies, and investigate crimes.
According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the general job description of a police patrol officer is to enforce laws and ordinances, for the protection of life and property in their assigned area. Police officers receive assignments for the protection of a particular area, conducting investigations, and apprehending criminals.
Every state has different requirements for police training. We've created this list to help you learn more about the police training requirements in your state. This list was last updated for the 2021 calendar year.
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