Would you consider being a police officer a dangerous job?

I was just wondering, especially in a larger city. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and would like to be a police officer here or in Santa Fe. Also would you say being an officer on a bicycle is more dangerous than one in a squad car? And do females have tougher times finding a job as a police officer in a larger city? Thank you!

Asked By: 1stmarine - 7/25/2009
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I policed for five years in the southeast as a bicycle patrol officer, finishing in 2002. At that time (I don't know about now), six bicycle officers had died in the line of duty nationwide, three of those were before 1925 and one of the remaining was a deliberate murder. Compare that to motorcycle cops who were... More
Answered By: Grillparzer - 7/25/2009
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it could be but if you are properly trained you should do ok
Answered By: red top - 7/25/2009
being on a bike is more dangerous because your vehicle is your cover and protection, but it is no more dangerous than walking into a situation you have been called in to handle... More
Answered By: Dee P - 7/25/2009
Being a cop is one of very many dangerous jobs. But you need to consider the difference, a cop is a law enforcement stooge. Out of all the dangerous jobs out there, the cop is a menace to society and a pawn for the judges and lawyers... More
Answered By: Desk3Bound - 7/25/2009
No, but not because of any danger, I don't like police, they are arrogant buttholes.
Answered By: Hater - 7/25/2009
Yes, the job has many hazards and officers are often seriously injured everyday. It will never make the news and you will never hear about it. I have been a police officer in an urban area for five years,in that time I have suffered injuries requiring surgery, been assaulted and shot at. As far as the female aspect... More
Answered By: Andy - 7/25/2009
I'm sure it all depends on the person, and what it is you want to do to serve your community... More
Answered By: future - 7/25/2009
Depends, some jobs in small towns are not. Jails and rat holes on the street are death traps. Cops have 60% hire heart disease rates then average and are 2 times more likely to have PTSD than combat vets. Mogel vs Arizona forced states to recognize the job as traumatic.
Answered By: CPT LEACH - 7/25/2009
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