Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

in Massachusetts

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
333051  Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 16,583 16,779 196 1.18 % 567 20 547 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Projected 2024 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    3,120  19 % 3,080  18 % -40  -1 % $66,740
Educational Services    1,110  7 % 1,190  7 % 80  8 % $60,070
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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