Crime Prevention Police Officer

Inspect dwellings and public buildings to evaluate security needs.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $84,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crime Prevention Police Officers do?

Inspects dwellings and public buildings to evaluate security needs and to recommend measures to make premises less vulnerable to crime, and installs burglar alarm systems: Inspects locks, window barriers, alarms, lighting, and other features to evaluate needs and to recommend actions to strengthen security. Lends etching tools to individuals to inscribe identifying information on personal and household articles. Installs portable self-contained protective signal systems and positions sensing devices at strategic locations to detect burglary or other irregularities and to notify police. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions. Addresses community groups to inform citizens of crime prevention and security methods. May compile and analyze data from patrol unit reports to identify patterns of crime and to recommend changes in police patrols to prevent further crimes.

Should I be a Crime Prevention Police Officer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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    Crime Prevention Police Officer

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