A Career as a Police Officer

Essential Careers

The main responsibility of a police officer is to enforce the laws to protect people and their property. Students who are interested in pursuing a career as a police officer will understand the responsibilities of the job, the daily duties, the preparation required--starting in high school--and the personal qualifications necessary for performing the job at its highest level. Readers learn about the varied jobs in the field, the application process, and the physical and mental tests that are given to prospective cadets. This comprehensive book provides readers with sample exam questions, interviews with officers, and an overview of the possible jobs offered on the local, state, and federal levels. The final chapter of the book presents the benefits, risks, and future outlook of the career.

* Reviews *

Series Review: Essential Careers
"The lively texts and photos in these hi/lo titles provide an in-depth look at familiar, high-demand jobs. The books provide descriptions and information on various kinds of jobs within the field, special skills, training and education, career development, and an employment forecast. References to information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition support the fact that the featured careers are wise options that can withstand economic uncertainty."
--School Library Journal

Series Review: Essential Careers
"This series focuses on a core group of professions that will remain viable choices for young people into the foreseeable future and beyond as these careers provide valuable and necessary services in all communities. The titles feature clear, concise text accompanied by color photographs that show many example of workers in action...A number of helpful resources are included-a glossary of career-specific terms, lists of affiliated groups and organizations, titles for further study, and a link to the publisher's website that will be continuously updated. These short vocational guidance titles offer good, solid introductions."
--Library Media Connection
Library Bound Book List: $36.75 / S&L: $27.60
eBook List: $36.75 / S&L: $27.60

Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4358-9469-3
Author : Stephanie Watson
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : Guidance, Careers
Pages : 80
Trim : 6 1/2" x 9 1/8"
Dewey : 363.2023
Subject : Guidance, Careers
Binding : Library
BISAC : JNF030000
Index • Glossary • Sidebars • For Further Information Section • List of Organizations • Author Biography • Bibliography • Further Reading • Web Sites