Occupational Outlook Handbook puts it quite simply: “Police officers protect lives and property.” Detectives are those who investigate crimes. Law enforcement officers work at the local, state, and national levels. Though the work can be quite dangerous, a strong sense of pride can be felt for those who serve our communities, states, and country through law enforcement.
Though a college education is not required for all types of police and detective work, it can be helpful. Some agencies are looking for applicants with specialized skills and work experience. Here are some links for more information: