Peace officer, police officer, or policing focus on preventing criminal activity, investigating crimes, and apprehending suspects. Officers work with the court system to make sure perpetrators are prosecuted.
Peace officer, police officer, or policing professionals pursue careers in three general areas:
1. Uniformed officers: First line of defense against criminals
2. Investigators: Investigate and solve crimes
3. Support personnel: Work behind the scenes analyzing evidence, including crime scenes and ballistics