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Career Options & Jobs For Retired Police Officers

After 20-25 years of service, many police officers choose to end their career as a cop and pursue a different career path. However, many cops have trouble requirements to become a police officer 199x300 Career Options & Jobs For Retired Police Officersdeciding what career path is best for them.

If you’re a police officer and you are thinking about retirement but don’t quite know what career options are available to former police officers – keep reading because this letter will answer a lot of questions for you.

In this article, I’m going to list several industries that are actively seeking people with law enforcement experience. I know the stress and uncertainty involved when deciding whether to retire or not. After all, you’ve spent the last 20 plus years as an officer and the thought of doing something else may scare the living daylights out of you.

Security Guard Armed Or Unarmed

A career as an armed/unarmed security guard is one option for retired police officers. You already have much of the training and certification that many private companies are looking for. Security guards usually work for  security firms or for a private company such as a bank, college campus, apartment complex, or stores.

What are The Duties and Responsibilities Of a Security Officer

The duties of security officers depend largely on whether they are assigned to a stationary post or a mobile patrol. Those at a stationary post are required to stand watch at their specific location for a set amount of time. They closely monitor the property and people at their specific location and often have access to alarms and video surveillance. Security officers with a mobile patrol walk or drive within an assigned area, looking out for any potential criminal or safety concerns and making the appropriate arrests and citations.

Salary Information For a Security Officer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wages of security officers were $23,460 as of May 2008. The job prospects are securityguardtraining 300x200 Career Options & Jobs For Retired Police Officerspromising for this field, with the expected growth rate estimated at 14% between 2008 and 2018. Continued concern regarding theft, terrorism, vandalism and other crime ensures that the employment of safety and security personnel remain necessary, states the BLS (www.bls.gov).

University or College Teacher

Some retired police officers become teachers, using the knowledge that they have gained on the job to teach criminal justice and similar subjects. Some former police officers are able to find work at community colleges, although such jobs typically go to those who hold at least a Master’s Degree.

Loss Prevention Officer

Many retail stores hire former police officers as loss prevention specialists. In this position, the employee works toward reducing the amount of money the store loses through shoplifting, embezzlement, abuse of employee discounts and other means.

He may develop new loss prevention techniques, oversee the security staff, as well as document and track all losses within the store.

Insurance investigator

Another great job for ex-cops is fraud investigator. The requirements to be an insurance fraud investigator are that you must be honest, detail-oriented, and a quick thinker-perfect for a former police officer.

Prospective investigators typically cannot have a suspicious background or criminal record and they must be willing to submit to extensive background checks.

Many employers prefer to hire investigators with extensive experience in law enforcement and certain insurance jobs such as claims adjustment and appraising.

Conclusion

That’s just a small list of career options available to retired police officer. Of course there are other opportunities that I didn’t mention such as…

  • Starting a security business
  • Working for large companies such as AT&T and Sprint investigating employee theft
  • Market yourself as an expert witness involving officer misconduct cases or other court cases
  • Instructor at the police academy in your state
  • Work as a consultant to businesses

There are plenty of career options available to former police officers; simply click the link below to search our database for job openings  in your area  for retired police officers.

Click Here For Employment Opportunities For Retired Police Officers

 


County↓ State↓ Population↓ County Seat or Courthouse↓
1 Los Angeles County California 9,848,011 Los Angeles
2 Cook County Illinois 5,287,037 Chicago
3 Harris County Texas 4,070,989 Houston
4 Maricopa County Arizona 4,023,132 Phoenix
5 San Diego County California 3,053,793 San Diego
6 Orange County California 3,026,786 Santa Ana
7 Kings County New York 2,567,098 Brooklyn
8 Dallas County Texas 2,492,850 Dallas
9 Miami-Dade County Florida 2,478,745 Miami
10 Queens County New York 2,306,712 Kew Gardens, Queens
11 Riverside County California 2,125,440 Riverside
12 San Bernardino County California 2,017,673 San Bernardino
13 Wayne County Michigan 1,925,848 Detroit
14 King County Washington 1,916,441 Seattle
15 Clark County Nevada 1,902,834 Las Vegas
16 Tarrant County Texas 1,789,900 Fort Worth
17 Santa Clara County California 1,784,642 San Jose
18 Broward County Florida 1,766,476 Fort Lauderdale
19 Bexar County Texas 1,714,773 San Antonio
20 New York County New York 1,629,054 Manhattan
21 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania 1,547,297 Philadelphia
22 Suffolk County New York 1,518,475 Riverhead
23 Middlesex County Massachusetts 1,505,006 Cambridge and Lowell
24 Alameda County California 1,491,482 Oakland
25 Sacramento County California 1,400,949 Sacramento
26 Bronx County New York 1,397,287 The Bronx
27 Nassau County New York 1,357,429 Mineola
28 Palm Beach County Florida 1,279,950 West Palm Beach
29 Cuyahoga County Ohio 1,275,709 Cleveland
30 Allegheny County Pennsylvania 1,218,494 Pittsburgh
31 Oakland County Michigan 1,205,508 Pontiac
32 Hillsborough County Florida 1,195,317 Tampa
33 Hennepin County Minnesota 1,156,212 Minneapolis
34 Franklin County Ohio 1,150,122 Columbus
35 Orange County Florida 1,086,480 Orlando
36 Contra Costa County California 1,041,274 Martinez
37 Fairfax County Virginia 1,037,605 Fairfax
38 Salt Lake County Utah 1,034,989 Salt Lake City
39 Fulton County Georgia 1,033,756 Atlanta
40 Travis County Texas 1,026,158 Austin
41 Pima County Arizona 1,020,200 Tucson
42 St. Louis County Missouri 992,408 Clayton
43 Montgomery County Maryland 971,600 Rockville
44 Milwaukee County Wisconsin 959,521 Milwaukee
45 Westchester County New York 955,962 White Plains
46 DuPage County Illinois 932,541 Wheaton
47 Shelby County Tennessee 920,232 Memphis
48 Fresno County California 915,267 Fresno
49 Mecklenburg County North Carolina 913,639 Charlotte
50 Erie County New York 909,247 Buffalo
51 Pinellas County Florida 909,013 Clearwater
52 Honolulu County Hawaii 907,574 Honolulu
53 Fairfield County Connecticut 901,208 Bridgeport
54 Wake County North Carolina 897,214 Raleigh
55 Bergen County New Jersey 895,250 Hackensack
56 Marion County Indiana 890,879 Indianapolis
57 Hartford County Connecticut 879,835 Hartford
58 Duval County Florida 857,040 Jacksonville
59 Hamilton County Ohio 855,062 Cincinnati
60 New Haven County Connecticut 848,006 New Haven
61 Prince George’s County Maryland 834,560 Upper Marlboro
62 Macomb County Michigan 831,427 Mount Clemens
63 San Francisco County California 815,358 San Francisco
64 Gwinnett County Georgia 808,167 Lawrenceville
65 Kern County California 807,407 Bakersfield
66 Worcester County Massachusetts 803,701 Worcester
67 Ventura County California 802,983 Ventura
68 Pierce County Washington 796,836 Tacoma
69 Collin County Texas 791,631 McKinney
70 Middlesex County New Jersey 790,738 New Brunswick
71 Baltimore County Maryland 789,814 Towson
72 Montgomery County Pennsylvania 782,339 Norristown
73 Essex County New Jersey 769,644 Newark
74 Suffolk County Massachusetts 753,580 Boston
75 El Paso County Texas 751,296 El Paso
76 DeKalb County Georgia 747,274 Decatur
77 Essex County Massachusetts 742,582 Salem
78 Hidalgo County Texas 741,152 Edinburg
79 Monroe County New York 733,703 Rochester
80 Multnomah County Oregon 726,855 Portland
81 Jefferson County Kentucky 721,594 Louisville
82 San Mateo County California 718,989 Redwood City
83 Oklahoma County Oklahoma 716,704 Oklahoma City
84 Cobb County Georgia 714,692 Marietta
85 Lake County Illinois 712,567 Waukegan
86 Jackson County Missouri 705,708 Independence
87 Snohomish County Washington 694,571 Everett
88 Will County Illinois 685,251 Joliet
89 San Joaquin County California 674,860 Stockton
90 Norfolk County Massachusetts 666,303 Dedham
91 Jefferson County Alabama 665,027 Birmingham
92 Denton County Texas 658,616 Denton
93 Monmouth County New Jersey 644,105 Freehold Borough
94 Bernalillo County New Mexico 642,527 Albuquerque
95 Baltimore City Maryland 637,418 Baltimore
96 Davidson County Tennessee 635,710 Nashville
97 Providence County Rhode Island 627,690 Providence
98 Bucks County Pennsylvania 626,015 Doylestown
99 Denver County Colorado 610,345 Denver
100 Kent County Michigan 608,315 Grand Rapids
Total – - 129,924,920
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