8 Best Second Careers for Retired Police Officers

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Police officers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a second carrier, so check out list of the best second careers for retired police officers to learn more.

Job transitions are always tough if you are switching careers. Regardless what job you do. It is best to stick to the type of job you are most familiar with, and police officers are no exception. This is why we were extra careful while making this list as we looked for best jobs for former police officers. If you are thinking about leaving law enforcement, then this list will definitely be able to help you make the decision. If you would like to try out the private sector for a change, you should definitely check out 7 Jobs for Police Officers in the Private Sector. That said you do not have to work for someone, you can become gainfully self-employed by starting your own agency after getting out of law enforcement. You can look at private investigation agency or security agency as careers after policing.

 Best Second Careers for Retired Police Officers

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Working as a police officer enables a person to acquire a certain set of skills, that most people will never be able to acquire through other careers. Apart from that, a police officer’s mind works in such a way that they are able to detect even the smallest of misconducts. They have keen observation, and they can also react to a situation in an instant. Also, they have to be rather brave to be in the police force. There are several jobs outside of the department of police that can utilize the senses and experience of a seasoned police officer. In this article, we will be talking about a few such jobs. The jobs that made it into the list are certainly not the only option for a former police officer. However, we can say with conviction that these are the best second career options out there.

We took a look at various suitable jobs for former police officers. Our primary sources for this research were Indeed, Glass Door, Inside Jobs and PayScale. We also employed the help of Google’s trusty search engine for any additional information regarding these jobs. We ranked the jobs based on annual median salary, thanks to the aforementioned websites, we were able to collect the data easily. The higher the annual median salary, the higher we have put the job on our list.

Without further ado, let’s get right into the list of the best second careers for retired police officers.

8. Security Officer

Median annual salary: $35,932

Thanks to the experience in the force, police officers are a top pick for the position of a security officer. They can get work at private security agency or corporate security agency without any problem. There are some security agencies out there that have been started by former police officers as well. So if you are feeling the entrepreneurial spirit, then you might try setting up an agency yourself.

 Best Second Careers for Retired Police Officers

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