Public Safety

Are you interested in law enforcement?

Do you want to help keep the peace within the community? Have a passion for helping others no matter the circumstance? Being a Police or Sheriff Patrol Officer will be the perfect career for you! With West Hills College’s degree and certificate programs, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to a successful career as a Police or Sheriff Patrol Officer.

What does a Police and Sheriff Patrol Officer do?

The most import thing a police and sheriff patrol officer can do is to patrol their assigned area and provide their services to the residence of that community. They are in charge of keeping the peace of their assigned area by arresting criminals and keeping the residents safe. They respond to calls day or night and are ready to take on the challenges that this career throws at them. As a police and sheriff patrol officer, it is important for you to enforce the state, federal, and local laws of ordinance in order to keep the area that you’re working in as tranquil as possible. West Hills College’s degree and certificate programs will give you the hands-on experience necessary to start your career as a police and sheriff patrol officer!

West Hills Programs Offered Leading to this Career:

West Hills College Coalinga 

West Hills College Lemoore

What would I earn as a Police and Sheriff Patrol Officer?

In California, the average annual wage of a police and sheriff patrol officer in 2016 was $96,763.

Information about Police and Sheriff Patrol Officer Salaries


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