If you're a regular viewer of crime dramas and police procedurals, you have some idea of the breadth of jobs in the law enforcement world: detectives, patrol officers, forensics people, guys who look for patterns in blood spatter all day.
Even knowing all that, law enforcement is still a broader and more varied place than a civilian could ever imagine, and here we're rounding up the, er, usual suspects (cops, state troopers) as well as a few of the unsung heroes of the trade (traffic enforcers, rangers at family theme parks). And here's the best part: all of these jobs are now hiring!
Click through to check out today's job openings--no polygraph test required.
Now Hiring: Law Enforcement Jobs
Now Hiring: Law Enforcement Jobs
Salary: $20.13/hr (upon graduation from training academy)
Description: State troopers are certified law enforcement officers who are dedicated to saving lives through enforcing Kansas laws. Daily responsibilities include performing traffic stops, providing emergency medical assistance, assisting motorists, investigating crashes, detecting and deterring criminal activity, and assisting other law enforcement agencies. State troopers assist during civil disturbances and natural disasters, provide law enforcement at the Kansas State Fair, inspect school buses and motor vehicles, testify in court, and educate the public about traffic safety.
Description: The U.S. Probation Office performs two functions for the U.S. District Court. Probation officers provide detailed background information regarding convicted offenders to assist judges in making informed sentencing decisions. Officers also supervise and monitor offenders in the community who are under federal supervision.
Description: NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents perform work of varying degrees of difficulty in traffic enforcement areas in New York City. When required, an agent issues summonses to illegally parked vehicles, directs traffic at intersection, testifies at administrative hearing offices and court, prepares required reports, and may be called upon to operate a motor vehicle.
Description: The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: conducting various types of investigations, covert surveillance, and background checks. Investigators will be required to record all findings into a clear and concise report, obtain video evidence, obtain recorded statements, testify as needed at hearings and trials, and work independently with minimal supervision.
Description: School Safety Agents provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors in the New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises by patrolling and operating scanning equipment, verifying identity and escorting visitors and by challenging unauthorized personnel.
Description: Police Officers will perform the vital public services of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing the laws and ordinances of the District of Columbia and the United States.
Description: Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, providing for the security and safety of client property and personnel. Makes periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment. Preserves order and may act to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors and premises.
Description: The Police Records Specialist performs a variety of diverse administrative functions in the creation and maintenance of police records as well as performing clerical tasks such as answering the telephone, preparing correspondence, making copies, filing and simple accounting assignments.
Description: The Journey Counselor for the Phoenix House In-Prison program will be responsible for delivering and performing services to participants, tracking progress, and discussing performance with Transition/Continuing Care Counselor. Conduct group and individual counseling. Work directly with the participants to develop and implement a treatment service plan.
Description: Maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and MCs by effective implementation of all safety and security procedures. Is proactive in all loss control programs. Provides basic first aid to the injured. Inspects buildings and equipment.