U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
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.
Illustrative examples: Border Patrol Officer,
Broad Occupation: 33-3050 Police Officers
Minor Group: 33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers
Major Group: 33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010