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Supervisors of Police and Detectives

General Information

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government90.25%
  2. Federal government8.73%
  3. Private, for profit0.86%
  4. Private, not for profit0.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$99,330

Military salary*

$57,612

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State-by-state Salary

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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 36%
  • Some college 19%
  • Associate's degree 18%
  • Bachelor's degree 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology

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