Gross Monthly Salary: $2,992.83
Monthly Taxes: $419.78
Student Loan Payment: $ 245.00
Total Bring Home Pay $2,328.05
What Police and Detectives Do
Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers and transit and railroad police have some of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Working around the clock in shifts is common.
Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree. Most police and detectives must graduate from their agency’s training academy before completing a period of on-the-job training. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually at least 21 years old, and able to meet rigorous physical and personal qualifications.