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What are the differences between city cops, sheriff deputies, and a chp officer?

Please tell me all the different responsibilities, tasks, challenges, benefits/pay, and day-to-day work lives of each title. How do they differ in all these ways and which, in your opinion, is the hardest to get into (in regards to both training and the hiring process)? I live in southern california btw. Thanks to all who answered.

Asked By: . - 12/22/2009
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City police enforce traffic code, municipal codes and criminal law in a particular city or town. It should be noted that a police officer with a state certification (which is most of them) typically have powers of arrest for a criminal offense anywhere in the state... More
Answered By: Bill - 12/22/2009
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City cops are responsible for law enforcement in cities. Sheriff's departments serve as the "police department" for cities that don't have their own police department, and they also provide security for county jails, courthouses, public transportation, etc. The CHP is responsible for all highways in the state, among... More
Answered By: gomanyes - 12/22/2009
 
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