How To Become A Police Officer [Infographic]

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By Kristin Marino

To protect and to serve. If those words hold particular meaning for you, you've probably considered a career in law enforcement--and if not, you might want to. Employment for police officers and detectives is expected to grow by 10 percent during the decade ending in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here, learn more about the salaries, potential career paths and law enforcement training that's required to become a police officer.

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