Demographic information on Police officers in the US. The average age of male Police officers in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Police officers is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Police officers is White.
Data on higher education choices for Police officers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Police officers is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Police officers hold a major in Communication Technologies.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Police officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Police officers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Police officers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Science, and Persuasion.
Projections on wages and job growth for Police officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Police officers are expected to see a growth of 5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.